Getting your carpet cleaned is just about the best thing you can do for your home. At the same time, you want convenience. You want the carpet to be clean, but you don't want to have wet carpet for days.
According to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC, the certifying body for professional carpet cleaners, carpet should take about six to eight hours to dry, and never longer than 24 hours to dry because after that amount of time, microbial growth (like mold and mildew) can begin to grow.
So when you choose a professional carpet cleaning company, ask them how long it might take the carpet to dry and make sure it is fast so you can enjoy your freshly cleaned floors.
Sad to say, some experience really long drying times when they have their carpet cleaned. Who knows why this happens, except that it never should happen!
Your professional carpet cleaner has specialized drying equipment. They have powerful vacuums on their cleaning machine and powerful fans to dry the carpet after it is cleaned.
Just a few friendly reminders from Jeff Cross, the executive editor of Cleanfax, the magazine and online authority for carpet cleaners. Let me know if you have any questions. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org