How Long Does Carpet Take to Dry?
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The time required for a carpet to completely dry after cleaning will depend on various factors, such as the type of carpet being cleaned or the extent of soiling. That will affect the carpet dry times. The method of carpet cleaning chosen will also determine how long it’s going to take for the carpet to dry completely. Let’s look at the two common carpet cleaning methods, dry cleaning and steam cleaning, and the time it takes for a carpet to dry when cleaned using any of these methods.
Dry Cleaning methods can be carried out in several ways. In some cases, dry foam is used to clean the carpet then the dirt together with the foam is sucked into a vacuum. In other dry carpet cleaning methods a bonnet which spins from side to side is used to remove all the dirt from carpet. Since dry cleaning methods utilize little if any water, they have very low dry times. However, note that dry cleaning doesn’t offer deep carpet cleaning.
Most carpets will be ready to use after dry cleaning is complete. This is why many carpet cleaners claim that this method has a zero dry time. You will be able to walk on the dry carpet immediately after the cleaning is done. However, there are dry cleaning methods that utilize liquid detergents during the cleaning process and this will take time to dry. Make sure you know the type of dry cleaning method used to clean your carpet and the detergents that will be used in the process if any. Call Star Carpet Cleaning Service Perth to find out.
Steam Cleaning utilizes water at high temperatures and therefore a longer dry time of the carpet. Ventilation, weather conditions and the surrounding indoor conditions will also determine how long it will take for the carpet to dry completely. On a hot summer day carpets will dry a lot faster compared to on a rainy winter day, in most cases just 2 to 4 hours to dry completely after steam carpet cleaning.
When steam cleaning is done using very hot water, the carpet will dry faster due to evaporation and the extraction of the liquid from by the powerful vacuum. High quality carpets are usually very thick and this can make them take longer to dry than others.
At Star Carpet Cleaning Service Perth our qualified carpet technicians can advise on the best option for cleaning carpets to suit your specific needs!