About 1 hour per 300 cleanable square feet. This varies depending on soil and job.
Some things to keep in mind after your carpet has been professionally cleaned: (1) be careful walking from carpet to hard surfaces. Floors can be very slippery; (2) try to keep pets and children off of carpet for at least 6 hours; (3) keep blocks and tabs in place 24 hours after carpet is cleaned; (4) you can vacuum your carpet anytime after this 24 hour period.
Keep pets, children and regular traffic off of carpet for period of about 6 hours. The homeowner may use the carpet lightly immediately after cleaning by wearing white socks. Wait 24 hours before removing Styrofoam blocks and plastic tabs that are put in place to protect the furniture and carpet. Some carpets may still feel slightly damp for up to 18 hours depending on carpet and soiling condition. This is normal and will not cause any problems.
Our regular pricing includes moving sofas, chairs, tables, end tables, etc. Beds, some larger dressers and other heavier pieces are left in place under our regular pricing structure. However, we can quote you a price for any additional furniture moving at the time of our estimate.