If you’re hesitant to have your carpets cleaned, this article is for you. Planning for carpet cleaning will obviously require planning some time around the process. Here’s the thing, though: the cleaning process will most likely be fairly short. The longest part of the process will be allowing the carpet to dry.
Take a look at this guide for what to expect when it comes to having your carpets cleaned.
Let’s look first at the cleaning process. How long the cleaning process actually takes will depend very much on how much space you have to be cleaned. Another determining factor will include whether or not furniture has to be moved before the cleaning begins.
Carpet cleaning begins with clearing the area. Once the area is cleared, we vacuum the space to get any loose debris out of the way. From there, we will treat stains if necessary so your carpets will truly get clean in the process. After that, the shampooing process begins.
Shampooing uses a cleaning solution to get beneath the surface of the carpet, pulling out ground-in dirt and stains. It rejuvenates the carpet from underneath, giving it a deep clean. In the process, the carpet will also be disinfected and sanitized.
Ultimately, it’s a good idea to assume you won’t be using or accessing the carpet for about 24 hours just to be on the safe side. It certainly won’t take 24 hours to clean, but you should consider potential drying time as well.
When it comes to cleaning, you can estimate 20-30 minutes for an average 12 x 12 room and then calculate an approximate time from there.
The longest part of carpet cleaning is drying. Some companies will have special fans and equipment that they might use to help with the drying process, but that is not always the case.
In general, you should plan to leave your carpet to dry for at least a full 6 hours after it has been cleaned. In some cases, you might actually be able to return your furniture to the carpet within a few hours, but you should check with the company to see what they recommend.
You want the carpet to be dry before you start walking across it or moving things around. How long it needs for drying time will depend on the process and the cleaning solution used as well. Things like fans, heaters, and open windows (when the weather is nice) can help speed up drying time.
You might also check with the company doing the cleaning to see if they have drying aids and advice for how long you should wait as well.
Professional Carpet Cleaning Services
Here at The King of Kleen, we take pride in our cleaning processes. We will always do our best to work with your schedule and get the cleaning finished in a reasonable timeframe. Our goal is to get your carpets looking great and we make a point not to use harsh chemicals.
Give us a call to get a free estimate for carpet cleaning and get your questions answered about the process.