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.