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Carpet Cleaning Aftercare: Investing in Your Investment


You’ve welcomed the Sound Cleaning Resources team into your home and now your carpets are looking so fresh and so clean! But before you break out your celebratory clean carpet tap dancing slippers, let’s talk about aftercare. Applying proper post-cleaning steps helps to ensure that your carpets stay fresh and spotless for longer.

Let it Breathe: Patience is paramount! Your freshly cleaned carpet needs time to dry completely, typically 4-24 hours depending on the cleaning method and carpet material. Resist the urge to walk on it, even with socks. Open windows and doors for ventilation and use fans to circulate air.

Furniture? Forget About It: Hold off on replacing your furniture for at least 24 hours. This prevents excessive dampness and potential furniture leg marks.

Doormat Diligence: Place doormats at all entrances to trap dirt and debris before it reaches your clean carpet.

Shoe Removal: Consider adopting a “shoes off” policy inside your home. It’s a great way to minimize dirt and dust tracked in from the outdoors. It’s always a good time to consider investing in the burgeoning household slipper industry.

Regular Vacuuming: Vacuuming once or twice a week with a HEPA filter vacuum helps remove dust, allergens, and pet hair before they can become embedded in the fibers.

Spot Treatment: For small spills or stains, act quickly! Blot up excess liquid with an absorbent cloth, and avoid scrubbing, as this can spread the stain. For tougher stains, consult your friends at Sound Cleaning.

High-Traffic Areas: Give extra attention to high-traffic areas like hallways and entryways. Vacuum more frequently and consider placing area rugs for additional protection.

Sunlight Savvy: Avoid direct sunlight on your carpet for extended periods, as it can fade colors over time. Blinds and curtains can go a long way in protecting you carpets from sun bleaching.

Professional Touch-up: Schedule regular professional cleanings with Sound Cleaning Resources every 12-18 months to maintain your carpets’ freshness and longevity.

Remember, proper aftercare is an investment in your investment. By following these simple steps, you can get the most out of your fresh carpets and enjoy their beauty and comfort for longer!