Fast Dry Carpet Cleaning

A common question that most customers always ask me is ” How long will it take for my carpets to dry?” I thought it  would be a good idea to write this blog to answer some of your questions.

Just-cleaned carpet should dry within six to eight hours or less, and should never stay damp more than 24 hours, or microbial growth and odor may occur. In some cases drying time may vary due to heavily soiled carpet. In such cases we provide drying fans to expedite the drying process.

Slow-drying carpet may have had too much cleaning solution applied and not enough removed or extracted; or it may simply be a matter of humid-air conditions in the area cleaned.

Carpet cleaning machines – and operators – vary in their ability to control wetting, to properly extract solution and soil, and to implement drying procedures both during and after cleaning. The Carpet and Rug Institute evaluates equipment to determine how well it cleans and removes moisture.

High velocity blowers or fans speed drying by promoting rapid evaporation. Operating ceiling or vent fans, and setting the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system on moderate temperatures (typically 72-75°F), also helps dry carpet relatively quickly.

At Fresh Start Carpet Cleaning we use truck – mounted carpet cleaning machines. These machines produce high heat and high vacuum, the high vacuum lifts the water out of the carpet and into the waste tank of the carpet cleaning truck. In most cases your carpet is only damp to the touch when the technician has finished cleaning the carpet.

Our latest truck – mounted carpet cleaning machine is the El- Diablo, please click this link to see the state of the art equipment that we will be using in your home: Truck -Mounted Carpet Cleaning.

Fresh Start Carpet Cleaning is your best source for carpet cleaning in the Philadelphia area.

How often should you clean your carpet

A commonly asked question by most customers is how often should I clean my carpet?

Frequently-used carpet should be professionally cleaned by a qualified technician at least annually – perhaps a little longer interval for infrequently-used carpet, and even sooner for carpet in homes of respiratory-sensitive or allergic persons, or in homes with indoor pets. [Editor’s Note: Ad links featured on this page are not affiliated with IICRC and should not be considered a recommendation or endorsement by IICRC.

The following information from the IICRC S100 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Cleaning is a guide to cleaning frequencies for carpet. Factors to consider include: traffic, soil level, vacuuming schedules, spot cleaning schedules, professional interim cleaning schedules, and restorative cleaning schedules.

Remember: It’s important to follow the carpet manufacturer’s recommended cleaning schedule to maintain your warranty.

Residential Carpet Cleaning Frequency Guide

If you have:

Light Soil 

  • Vacuuming: 1x per week
  • Spot Cleaning: Daily or as soon as spots are noticed
  • Heavy-Use Area Cleaning (Professional Carpet Cleaner/Restorer): Traffic areas every 12 to 18 months
  • Restorative Cleaning (Professional Carpet Cleaner/Restorer): Every 2 years or per manufacturer warranty

Normal Soil (families with children, elderly)

  • Vacuuming: 1 to 2 x per week
  • Spot Cleaning: Daily or as soon as spots are noticed
  • Heavy-Use Area Cleaning (Professional Carpet Cleaner/Restorer): Traffic areas every 6 to 12 months
  • Restorative Cleaning (Professional Carpet Cleaner/Restorer): Annually

Heavy Soil (families with pets and smokers)

  • Vacuuming: 2 to 4 x per week
  • Spot Cleaning: Daily or as soon as spots are noticed
  • Heavy-Use Area Cleaning (Professional Carpet Cleaner/Restorer): Traffic areas every 3 to 6 months
  • Restorative Cleaning (Professional Carpet Cleaner/Restorer): Semi-annually (2x annually)

Extreme Conditions (large families, multiple pets)

  • Vacuuming: Daily
  • Spot Cleaning: Daily or as soon as spots are noticed
  • Heavy-Use Area Cleaning (Professional Carpet Cleaner/Restorer): Traffic lanes every 2 to 3 months
  • Restorative Cleaning (Professional Carpet Cleaner/Restorer): Quarterly (4x annually)

(Heavy-Use Area Cleaning and Restorative Cleaning are often best handled by professionals. 

Fresh Start is your best source for carpet cleaning in Southern, NJ and Philadelphia.

We have Green products for people with allergies and all of our detergents are pet and child safe.

Carpet Cleaning and Allergies

Many people have different ideas about allergy relief and carpet cleaning.  You don’t have to remove carpeting from your house in order to obtain relief from allergy symptoms. In fact, carpet acts as a filter. Carpet traps allergens and keeps them form becoming air born.


Without carpet, allergens would land on hard surface floors and can become air born very easily, even by having someone walk through the room. It is true it is easier to clean hard surface floors than carpet, but what a daunting task to clean the floor three or more times a day to keep up. Carpets add warmth to your room. Carpets add protection from slipping and  falling. This is especially important for children and the elderly. They make a room look soft and elegant, and filter the air by trapping the allergens that would otherwise be kicked up.

Shaw flooring and carpet is one of the major carpet manufactures in the world Shaw Hardwood Flooring They recommend that to maintain  your carpets original luster, and for your families health that you get on a cleaning schedule to have your carpets cleaned every 12-18 months.

Fresh Start Carpet Cleaning can accommodate you by placing you on a carpet cleaning schedule. We also have GREEN products especially made for people with allergies. To schedule your appointment click this link: free estimate we will be happy to hear from you.

We have several convenient locations near you: Burlington, Willingboro, Cherry Hill and Woodlynne in NJ. Philadelphia and Yardley in Pa. Or call us at the number below and we’ll be happy to hear from you!

Owner Operated Carpet Cleaning

Who ever said that size doesn’t  matter? Well, in the case of small carpet cleaning companies it truly does. Have you ever noticed the inconsistent service that you receive from most large carpet cleaning franchise companies as well as the high prices for their services? Different faces each time they come into your home? Not to mention the look of some of the techs that come into your home make you want to hide the family heirlooms!

Over the past 12 years as an owner operator of Fresh Start Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning it has been my goal to train well spoken knowledgeable technicians to represent my company. Our techs are uniformed, well groomed and come to your home ready to tackle any job that you have with a can do attitude, I maintain a small staff for these reasons.

Establishing a professional relationship of trust between my clients and my company mean more to me than the volumes of customers that my larger competitors value. We have been serving: Southern New Jersey area for 14 years. Call us or click free estimate for a free online estimate.

NJ Carpet Cleaner Launches New Website


Fresh Start Carpet Cleaning in Rancocas New Jersey recently launched a new Website. The new website features: informational pages, free estimates, and a blog function. the Website can be found at

Fresh Start Carpet cleaning is a family-owned, commercial and residential carpet cleaning company located in Rancocas, New Jersey. Fresh Start serves the carpet cleaning needs of businesses and homeowners throughout Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia and Bucks County.

Fresh Start Carpet is your best source for: Carpet cleaners in Philadelphia, Carpet cleaners in Yardley, Carpet cleaners in Burlington, Carpet cleaners in Willingboro, Carpet cleaners in Cherry Hill and Carpet cleaners in Collingswood NJ.