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Protect Carpets with Proper Dry Times

carpet_extractingshutterstock_341160890By Kassandra Kania- Routine maintenance can prolong the life and appearance of carpets, but excessive moisture can quickly negate the cleaning process. Not only do wet carpets act as a magnet for dirt, but they pose potential health and safety risks to building occupants, which is why drying carpets is as important as cleaning them.

"Water is the foundation of life and a universal solvent, so it's a good thing — unless it sits in your carpet," says Allen Rathey, principal of the Health Facilities Institute, Boise, Idaho. "When that happens, you could be creating an artificial environment for microbes and mold to grow, and that could be harmful to humans." Read more

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