After they invest in a deep professional carpet cleaning, many homeowners want to know how long to expect the carpets will be damp until they are full dry. Since most professionals recommend avoiding foot traffic until the carpets are completely dry, knowing when it is safe to walk on the carpets is fairly important. It is unacceptable for poor quality, inexpensive “professionals” that have the audacity to leave the carpets so wet after their service that it takes over a week for them to dry. Though there are several circumstances can expedite the time or even extend it, generally, reputable experts leave the carpets damp enough that it takes within 4-8 hours to dry. To help consumers better understand how long it could take for their carpets to dry following a professional cleaning, we at Tough Carpet Cleaning would like to take the opportunity to elaborate on those circumstances.
Type of Carpet Material
Because every situation is different before, during, and after a carpet cleaning service, dry time varies from every home. The type of carpet being cleaned is one of the primary factors. Actually, what plays a major role in the dry time is the variety of materials used to manufacture carpets. For instance, polypropylene carpeting doesn’t absorb any water, which leaves all the moisture on the surface, and wool carpet can absorb up to 30% of its weight with water. The polypropylene carpet feels damp for far longer because of that in comparison. When compared shaggy carpets, carpeting with short fibers will dry faster.
How Often Carpets are Cleaned
How often the carpets are cleaned professionally is another factor in the dry time. A buildup of compacted soil resulting from skipping professional carpet cleaning for more than a year requires more cleaning products to break the embedded soil loose, thus using more water to rinse and extract the cleaners and soil. The carpets with the lesser soil that are routinely cleaned every 6-12 months will dry much faster than carpets that are not routinely cleaned.
Carpet Drying Time Depends on Weather
Additional factors that are configured into dry time include weather and climate conditions. Especially when compared to warmer weather and dryer climates, higher humidity climates and during the colder weather will take longer for the carpets to dry. With heat and air movement, moisture can evaporate a lot faster. Because the moisture has difficulty getting into the already heavy air, environments that are cold and the air is heavy with moisture takes evaporation far longer.
Carpet Cleaning Method
Due to their preferred cleaning method, the dry time can be influenced by the various professionals. Particularly when it comes to tackling stubborn stains and odors, some opt to use low moisture methods others will use high extraction methods. The carpets will require more dry time even the professional will use high-powered extraction equipment to remove as much moisture as possible when more water becomes necessary to push the cleaners through the carpeting to combat these stains and odor.
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Call in the experts of Tough Carpet Cleaning where our goal is to ensure a safe and effective cleaning that will require as little dry time as possible when your carpets are due for a comprehensive deep clean. Before normal foot traffic can resume to keep your carpets looking amazing, based on the current conditions, our specialists will ensure to give you an estimated dry time.