How Long Till My Carpet is Dry?

DID YOU KNOW that when you have your carpet professionally cleaned it can take as little as one hour to dry — and, according to some homeowners,  as longdry carpet as THREE DAYS to dry?

According to the IICRC, who is the governing body over the carpet cleaning industry, carpet should take about six to eight hours to dry, and neverlonger than 24 hours to dry because after that time, microbial growth  can begin to grow.

No one wants that!

This is why you need a complete carpet cleaning system that guarantees your carpet is dry fast. How fast? It depends on the carpet type you have and also the weather conditions the day you have your carpet cleaned.

Sad to say, some experience really long drying times when they have their carpet cleaned. Who knows why this happens, except that it never should happen! (OK, so if the humidity is 99% on a hot August day and you get your carpets cleaned , and you have no air conditioning, it may take a little longer to dry.)

One thing is for sure, having your carpet cleaned shouldbe a pleasant experience and after it is clean, you should be able to get back onto the carpet and back to a normal family routine quickly. Some companies don’t have the powerful cleaning machines necessary for doing the best work, and some don’t have the training they should. However, many companies who claim one hour dry time with bonnet pads are only cleaning the top 1/4 of the carpet fibers. So, yes, fast dry, but not a thorough clean. (No matter what the claims are.)

When you have your carpet cleaned, rugs or your furniture, you deserve complete satisfaction and the best cleaning you will ever see.