How long will it take for my carpets to dry?
The typical drying time is 4-6 hours. However, this depends on if we had to flush a specific area due to a saturated spot. If this is the case, it could take up to 12 hours to dry. With our direct drive cleaning machine, we are able to capture the most vacuum available in order to get carpets dry quickly.
What cleaning method do you use?
Salisbury Rug & Carpet Cleaning uses hot-water extraction also known as steam cleaning as our method of cleaning.
Are you insured?
Yes, a copy of our general liability is available upon request.
Can you remove pet odors and stains?
Pet stains and odor are a very common problem. At Salisbury Rug & Carpet Cleaning we can help you deal with your pet challenges. From minor problems to major headaches Salisbury Rug & Carpet Cleaning can help you find the right solution.

The problem with pet odor is that it can be much deeper than it appears on the surface. Pet urine can easily soak through the backing of the carpet down to the padding. In more severe cases the urine can penetrate into the sub-floor beneath the padding. This creates a multi-layered problem.

Pet urine provides the growth of bacteria with will contribute to the worsening of the odor problem. This can also cause permanent color loss of the carpet fibers.

To eliminate this problem the urine needs be removed or neutralized from each of the layers effected. If the contamination is limited to only the face yarn of the carpet then the cleaning itself may effectively remove the odor. In more severe cases a urine neutralizer may be applied.

In the most severe cases, replacement of the carpet padding, treatment of the under-side of the carpet and the sub-floor may be required. Even replacement of the carpet, however, cannot guarantee complete removal of the odor.

Left untreated over a period of time pet odor can become absorbed into many of the porous materials in your home. Draperies, sheet rock, upholstered furniture, base-boards, even the concrete foundation are just a few of the materials that can absorb these odors.

At Salisbury Rug & Carpet Cleaning we offer a range of solutions to help you with your pet odor problems. We all love our pets and want to keep them a part of our family. At Salisbury Rug & Carpet Cleaning we can help you meet those challenges.

What is that black stuff around the edges of my carpet?
If you have light colored carpet, you might have experienced these dark lines that appear on the edges of your carpet against the baseboard. This soiling is called “filtration soiling”. It occurs from air passing through the carpet as it is attempting to get through the crack between the carpet and the baseboard or under a closed door. As the air passes through the edge of the carpet pile, this microscopic soiling is deposited there (hence the term filtration soiling). This occurs over a significant period of time and is not noticed until a build-up has occurred.

This type of soiling is difficult to remove because the soil particles are so fine that they penetrate deep into the carpet pile, sometimes into the backing of the carpet. Can it be removed? Sometimes. With special products, time and effort, reasonable results can sometimes be achieved. To help prevent filtration soiling, vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpeting on a regular basis. Be careful around the tack-strip on the edge of the carpeting, it could nick your fingers!

Does it cost more to move furniture versus cleaning around the furniture?
The only additional cost incurred for moving furniture is due to the increase in square foot cleaned. There is no additional fee separate from the cleaning costs to move furniture.
How long does it take for my area rugs to be returned?
The typical turn around time for rug cleaning is 1 week from the day of pick-up. However, if the rug contains moderate to severe urine saturation, it could take up to 2 weeks from the day of pick-up.
What if I find an issue with my carpet or rug(s) after they've been cleaned?
We have a second day guarantee. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the results call us within 24-48 hours and we will return to your home or pick-up your rug(s) at no charge, re-treat, re-clean and deodorize your carpet or rug(s).
Do you offer any type of deodorizer?
Yes, for light or moderate odor, we offer deodorizer as part of our costs for cleaning. For more severe cases, we charge an additional fee for odor removal/deodorizer.
Should we dry clean or steam clean our carpets?
Most major carpet manufacturers recommend truck-mounted hot water extraction as the preferred method. In fact, specific to Stain master carpet, they require hot water extraction cleaning every 18 months to maintain the carpets warranty. Hot-water extraction done properly by a trained technician removes more soil and spots than dry cleaning methods.