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Male worker removing dirt from carpet with professional vacuum cleaner indoors

Carpet Cleaning Frequently Asked Questions

Keeping your carpets fresh and clean can be one of the most frustrating aspects of maintaining your facility. Check out some of the frequently asked questions when addressing carpet cleaning.

How often should I clean my carpets?

How often you clean your carpets should be dependent on how much foot traffic your facility sees. Carpets that endure high volumes of traffic day in and out should be cleaned more frequently than carpets that are seldomly walked on. That said, over time carpets can trap dirt and bacteria and begin to soil. Regardless of traffic, try to clean your carpets at least every six months to a year.

What are the different methods of carpet cleaning?

  • Carpet Shampooing
  • Steam Cleaning
  • Bonnet Cleaning
  • Encapsulation


For more information on each method, see our carpet cleaning service page.

What is the most effective method of carpet cleaning?

The most effective and common method for sanitizing your carpets is steam cleaning. This method allows dirt to be lifted from the fabric without damaging the material. Commercial cleaning services like Total Maintenance Services offer the proper tools and equipment for successful steam cleanings.

How long does it take for carpets to dry?

Most carpets take anywhere from three to five hours to dry after a cleaning. Please be aware that on more humid days, it may take longer from your carpets to dry.

Does carpet cleaning help remove odors?

Yes, with the right equipment, carpet cleaning can help eliminate odors. For more aggressive odors, additional deodorizers can be used.

When can I walk on my carpets after they’ve been cleaned?

Your carpet is free to walk on after it’s been cleaned though it’s not recommended. Until it’s completely dry, try to limit the foot traffic. This will help avoid dirtying the carpet too quickly.

Is carpet cleaning expensive?

When compared to the cost of replacing a carpet due to wear and tear, the cost of a routine cleaning is exponentially less.

Can cleanings wear out your carpet?

No, in fact, cleanings can help preserve your carpet. Dirt and soil have the tendency to age your carpet at a faster rate. By frequently cleaning your carpet, you can extend its life while restoring its color and fabric.

What should I do prior to cleaning my carpet?

While not mandatory, it is strongly recommended that you vacuum prior to a cleaning. All visible debris needs to be removed, and movable furniture should be set aside. To avoid accidental damage, fragile items should also be vacated from the cleaning space. If you have any questions about what should and should not be moved, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Are stains guaranteed to come out?

There is no guarantee that a cleaning will remove all stains from your carpet. However, for difficult stains there are more aggressive methods to remove them safely. When it comes to stain removal, Total Maintenance Services has an impressive success rate. Contact us today to learn more.

Does carpet cleaning have to interrupt my business?

Not necessarily. Total Maintenance Services provides its clients with the flexibility to schedule cleanings before or after business hours, so continuity of business is not interrupted. That way your carpet will be clean and dry by the time your business opens.

Any additional questions?

Feel free to contact us anytime or learn more about our carpet cleaning services.

Learn how Total Maintenance Services Inc. can help you and contact us today!

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