When you have carpet installed in your home, it is important to know how to care for an maintain it. Part of caring for your carpet is professional cleaning. While there are many DIY approaches to cleaning your carpet, you will not get the same results you will when you leave the cleaning up to professionals. When you do have your carpet professionally cleaned, it is important that you give your carpet time to dry before walking on it for the first time. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry is here to talk about why carpet drying is so important.
Is it OK to Walk on Wet Carpet? Why You Shouldn’t!
There is nothing like a professional carpet cleaning to revive your carpet. It can leave the carpet fibers standing up and looking as fluffy as the day you had the carpet installed in the first place. It is important that you give your carpet plenty of time to dry after getting professionally cleaned to preserve this revived look. Your carpet fibers will look old and worn when you walk on it while it is still wet. Not only will they likely lay back down, but they are also more susceptible to collecting dirt and debris when they aren’t completely dry. This can leave your carpet looking dirty before your carpet has even had a chance to dry.
How Long Does it Take for Carpet to Dry?
Because there are several factors that come into play when your carpet is drying, it can be difficult to determine how long it will take for it to completely dry after getting professionally cleaned. After a professional Chem-Dry cleaning, it typically takes 1-2 hours for the carpet to dry. Sometimes carpets can take longer to dry for various reasons. Following are some factors that can have an impact on the amount of time it takes to dry.
– Humidity: If there are high levels of humidity in your home, it can cause the drying process to be delayed. It can be helpful to have fans to move the air around when you are dealing with a humid home. The movement of the air can help speed the drying process up.
– Temperature: Homes that are cooler will see longer drying times than a home that is kept warmer. The warm air works to evaporate the water and leave the carpet feeling dry much sooner.
– Carpet Fiber: The material that your carpet is made of can. Also play a role in how fast it dries. Carpet made of nylon and other synthetic materials tend to dry faster than those made of natural fibers like wool. Wool is absorbent and will need extra drying time.
Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning & More in Waco, Dallas, Harker Heights, Cedar Park, Allen & the State of Texas
If you can’t remember the last time you had your carpet professionally cleaned, it’s probably time to call on the pros at Heart of Texas Chem-Dry to clean them. We will leave your carpet looking and feeling like the day it was installed. Call us today!