You scheduled the carpet cleaners to come out and clean your carpets, you prepared for them like you were supposed to, they came and did a great job and now they are gone. And you carpets are damp and you have foam blocks under the legs of your furniture and you do not know what you are supposed to do now. Do not worry—a lot of people find themselves in your position. They think through the carpet cleaning, but then realize they do not know what they are supposed to do afterward.
First, take a deep breath and breathe in that refreshing smell of clean carpets. Look around and enjoy the appearance of them. Then, and only then, start thinking about what you are supposed to post-cleaners:
- The dampness of your carpets is normal. I recommend going either barefoot or putting on a brand new pair of slippers or flip flops while they dry out. If you wear socks, they will be wet in no time and wet socks is one of the most miserable things I can think of. Be careful as you cross from a carpeted room to a non-carpeted room; the moisture will make if easier to slip. If you want to speed up the drying process, considering opening your windows and turning on the ceiling fans. If you have box fans, you can set those up as well.
- Keep those foam blocks in place until the carpet is dry. Once it is dry, you are free to remove them and throw them away.
- Consider ways to keep your carpet clean for as long as possible—now might be the time to implement that no-shoes policy or to make sure you have doormats by all of your doors.