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Carpet Cleaning FAQs

Clean-Rite cleaned living room carpet
family with baby on Clean-Rite cleaned carpet

How soon can I walk on my carpets after they have been cleaned?


Depending on the process used, most carpeting will be dry in about an hour. Many factors play a role in the drying time such as temperature, airflow, humidity, fiber type, and the degree of treatment involved in the cleaning. We recommend you stay off damp carpets if possible.


How often should I have my carpets professionally cleaned?


Carpet cleaning frequency will depend on the usage of the particular room. Carpets are a lot like automobile tires – some wear out faster than others, depending on how they are used and cared for. Today, while soil removal and appearance are still a primary concern, cleaning for health is also a major factor. Carpets are like sinks - the soil and bacterial levels continue to rise until drained (cleaned). We recommend either quarterly or semi-annual cleaning for more heavily used rooms and/or areas. A yearly cleaning is normally satisfactory for lesser-used rooms.


                               Household                   Frequency

                                2 adults               Every 6-12 months

                             w/smokers                Every 6 months

                        w/children or pets        Every 3-6 months

                      w/children and pets       Every 2-4 months

Can you guarantee that you will remove all of my stains?


We at Clean-Rite guarantee you, our valued client, the most thorough and professional job available. Our ‘state of the art’ equipment, coupled with our extensive training, will still not be able to remove certain stains. Depending on the nature of the spill, some stains may indeed be permanent. We will conduct a pre-cleaning inspection with you and evaluate existing conditions at that time.


How can I best care for my carpets between cleanings?


Regular vacuuming and quick spot and spill treatment can keep your carpets and furniture looking their best between professional cleanings. We encourage our valued customers to call us BEFORE attempting to remove a questionable spot. We will be more than happy to offer our assistance over the phone.


What other services do you offer?


We offer fiber protection to help keep your carpets clean longer, carpet deodorizer to neutralize odors in your carpeting, upholstery cleaning and tile and grout cleaning for your kitchen and bath.

Post cleaning recommendations


Thank you for the opportunity to clean and/or restore your carpets. To ensure the appearance of your carpet, we recommend you follow these simple suggestions:


  1. Keep traffic to a minimum on your freshly cleaned carpet. This is especially true for your furry friends who may track dirt on damp carpeting. Clean socks and/or shoes are recommended until the carpet is fully dry.

  2. BE CAREFUL when walking from your freshly cleaned carpets to any hard floor surfaces to avoid slips and falls. Your carpets need time to dry. This time will vary depending on humidity, temperature, and the process used. To help dry the carpet faster, set your thermostat to 70 degrees and turn on ceiling fans to help move the air around.

  3. Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, immediately after your carpets are dry and on a regular basis. Vacuuming regularly will remove a majority of the soils that get trapped in your carpet. Based on industry standards and the level of appearance you desire, the recommended frequencies to have your carpeting cleaned are:



We hope these suggestions will keep your carpets looking beautiful for a long time!

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