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How Long Does Carpet Take to Dry After Professional Cleaning in Your Oxnard, CA Home?

After investing in a comprehensive deep carpet cleaning from a professional, most homeowners want to know how soon they can expect the carpets to be dry. Most professionals will advise you to keep off the carpets if at all possible until they dry to avoid tracking in messes. An unacceptable outcome is when it takes several days for the carpets to fully dry, often the result of a cheap low-quality professional service. A serious professional’s target goal is to have the carpets dry within 4-8 hours, however, there are circumstances that can delay the dry time. Today we at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning would like to share what influences the carpet’s dry time so you have a better understanding of what to expect.

Some Carpet Fibers Take Longer to Dry

Before, during, and after a carpet cleaning service, the situations can be different from home to home, which makes the dry time vary. The type of carpet being cleaned, for example, can play a major role. Different materials interact with water differently; wool fiber for example will absorb up to 30% of its weight in water, but polypropylene carpeting lacks the ability to absorb moisture, keeping it on the surface so the carpet feels damper longer. The length of the carpet can impact the dry time as well, making shaggy carpet taking more time to dry than shorter cut carpet fibers.

Dirty Carpets Take Longer to Dry

How often the carpets are professionally cleaned is another factor that impacts how long it takes for them to dry. When carpets go years without a deep clean, the soil builds up and becomes compacted in the fibers, which will require extra cleaners to loosen and break up the soil and more water to push the embedded particles through the extraction process. With carpets that are cleaned 1-2 times a year, they do not need excess cleaners or water and can dry faster.

Dry Air Dries Carpet Faster

Another configuration of dry time is weather and climate conditions. During cold weather and climates when humidity is high, the carpets take longer to dry when compared to drier environments and warm temperatures. When the air is dry, moisture can evaporate and move faster into the air. It will take carpets exceptionally longer to evaporate in conditions where the air is dense with moisture and the weather is cold.

Carpet Cleaning Method Determines Drying Time

Professional methods and techniques are also another primary factor to consider. Some prefer low moisture methods where others have to approach stubborn stains sand severe odors with high-powered extraction methods that utilize water and quality products to neutralize odors and dissolve stains. Even with their high-powered equipment, the damp carpets will take a little longer to dry than the professionals who use minimum or no water methods.

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For your professional carpet cleaning, trust in the experts of Steam Green Carpet Cleaning and let our technicians get your carpets cleaned. We completely extract the deep embedded soil, contaminants, allergens, and microbes, dissolve any spots and stains, neutralize odors while ensuring to remove as much moisture as possible to expedite the dry time of your carpets. Contact us today!

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