The most common and frequently asked question we get to hear from people is “how much time does it take to dry after carpet cleaning?” We’ve all heard stories about cheap cleaning companies who have cleaned an expensive carpet which has then taken several days to dry. My Cleaner professionals aim for all carpets to dry within 4-8 hours. Why does it take this long, and why is there such a variance in the time it takes?
It varies according to the carpet and the situation
The reason for this extended drying time estimation is that every house structure is different, so is the situation. Different carpet fibers take different times to dry. For instance, wool absorbs up to 30% of its weight in water, whereas polypropylene carpets don’t absorb anything. As a consequence, the water stays on top of the surface so that the carpet feels damper for longer.
Another reason for longer carpet drying time is because it depends on the amount of soil in the carpet. If your carpet is heavily soiled or it’s been a long time since it was cleaned, then more cleaning solutions need to be applied to break down the embedded soils. This will help you to extract more dirt as compared to regular carpet cleaning.
Temperature and humidity also play a major role in deciding how long your carpet will take to dry. If the atmosphere is cold, it can take longer for your carpet to dry. This is because of the movement of heat and air cause moisture to evaporate faster than a cold environment. Air that is humid doesn’t take kindly to even more moisture since it’s already full of it, so quick evaporation doesn’t occur.
Warm dry air means that your carpet will dry quicker, think of your clothes dryer or hair dryer. When it’s set on high, it will dry your hair faster than on a low, cool setting. Moreover, a carpet with a longer fiber can take more time to get dry than a carpet with shorter fibers.
So why do times vary between the carpet cleaning companies?
This depends on a variety of factors including the method of cleaning, the experience of the technician, and the quality of the equipment. My Cleaner has experienced team which can identify the type of cleaning the carpet needs and the appropriate cleaning solution for it. Our state of the art cleaning truck mounted equipment is very much powerful and has the capability of extracting as much water as possible from your carpets so that they take less time to dry. We also come equipped with large blowers and fans to circulate the air and help carpets to dry faster. With years of experience in the industry and thousands of satisfied customers, your carpet is in safe hands.
You can call us at (239) 333-5655 for any queries related to our services. We guide you with the best solution for your carpet issues. We provide carpet cleaning in Cape Coral and nearby areas. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram to get the latest updates and offers.