How Long Does it Take for Carpets to Dry?


How Long Does it Take for Carpets to Dry?


DID YOU KNOW that it can take as little as an hour for your carpets to dry after professional cleaning, or as long as three days?

 According to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC, the certifying body for professional carpet cleaners, carpet should take between six to eight hours to dry, but never longer than 24 hours because after that amount of time, microbial growth (like mold and mildew) can begin to grow. 

That is something no one wants!

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

What does the weather outside have to do with your carpet drying time?  Quite a bit actually, due to temperature, relative humidity and dew point.  Your carpet dries through evaporation, and the more moisture in the air the slower carpet moisture will evaporate.

If the weather is nice you can speed up drying by opening windows and doors.  Be sure to turn on ceiling fans and turn on the fan switch on your thermostat is you have central air conditioning.  Speaking of air conditioning, turn that on too if the weather is humid and damp outside.

Unfortunately, some folks experience really long drying times when they have their carpet cleaned. It can happen for a number of reasons, but it should never happen! 

One thing is certain, having your carpet cleaned should be 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 systems necessary for doing outstanding work, and some don’t have the necessary training.  Unfortunately, some are just careless and in a hurry to get to the next job.

 When you have your carpets professionally cleaned, or your furniture or hard floors like granite, tile and all the different surfaces you may have, you deserve 100% satisfaction and the best cleaning possible.

Call Advanced Carpet Cleaning today for all your carpet cleaning needs in Bel Air, MD


Don Willard

Advanced Carpet Cleaning

Bel Air, MD

(410) 893-3575