Important information regarding After Care
We'll provide helpful advice after we've cleaned your carpets & upholstery.
We can also provide you with an 'after care' fact sheet. For ease of reference, this information is listed below.
Helpful advice & guidelines
Extra care should be taken when stepping from carpets onto hard surfaces. Although the carpets will be nearly dry, moisture on the soles of shoes/slippers can cause a slip hazard. To reduce any potential slip hazard, we recommend a mat is placed near any area where cleaned carpet meets hard floor, to dry the soles of shoes/slippers.
We also recommend you should issue a warning to any person entering the cleaned area to take extra care as they may not have been aware of a potential hazard.
It is best to avoid wearing outdoor footwear on newly cleaned carpet until the carpet is fully dry - this is usually between 3-8 hours,
depending on air temperature, ventilation etc.
Keep rooms as warm as possible & ensure there is adequate ventilation as this will assist drying times. In warmer months, doors & windows can be opened so that air movement is created as this will greatly assist drying times.
We will leave any item of furniture we move on protective, waterproof pads to ensure there is no 'bleed' from wood stain, dye, or
rust from metal feet, wheels or castors. Furniture should not be moved or protective pads removed until the carpet is completely
fully dry. We usually recommend removal of the pads the following day.
Furniture with flat bases, such as book cases, wall units, wardrobes are not generally be moved but if they were, these should not be replaced onto damp carpet, as this may lock in moisture, which could lead to mildew, mould & associated problems.
Freshly cleaned cushions should not be placed directly against radiators or other heat sources as this can 'set in' heat marks.
Loose cushions should be allowed to dry fully before being replaced onto the suite. Loose cushions should be placed on a dry floor, with the zip end on the floor (unless the carpet as been cleaned as well) & the cushions resting against each other, so that air circulation can dry both sides of the cushion. Move cushions at regular intervals to allow air circulation to the whole cushion.
Upholstery linings & product tags can contain loose dyes. To avoid any dye transfer, cushions should be kept off the frame of the suite until they are fully dry.
General information regarding drying
Drying times will vary for carpets & upholstery depending on the type of fibre, density of pile, level of soiling, room temperature, air circulation, room ventilation & the type of cleaning process.