I hope you didn't pay any money to the company that did this, or if you did
you should be demanding they come back out to your house and spend however
long it takes to get most of the dampness out of your carpet. Carpet should
be virtually dry after about 4 hours if done correctly.
If they won't come back out, you have a few options. Call another company
and have them come out and reclean the carpet and charge the original
company with the bill. If that doesn't work, go to Home Depot or Kroger (I
think they still rent the machines) and rent of the carpet cleaning machines
they have. Use a cleaner recommended by the machine maker (or just buy some
of the Hoover chemical). The water in the carpet cleaner works best when
hot, so you may want to put some water on the stove and heat it up to almost
boiling temperature. Once you clean the room (and do this room-by-room), go
back over it several times with just the vacuum running on the unit and pull
as much water of the carpet as you can (this may take you the better part of
the day with one of these machines). Once you have done this, then use your
Depending upon the outside humidity, you may want to open some windows (if
the humidity is low). If you have space heaters, use them around the room.
Keeping your AC on is a good idea to reduce humidity in the house, but keep
in mind that the warmer the air in your house is, the more water vapor it
will hold, so you may be shooting yourself in the foot by keeping it cold.