Your carpet is a huge part of your home. It helps to create that soft and comfortable “homey” feel, it helps to insulate and keep your home a bit warmer, and it brings together a beautiful aesthetic, but it also attracts dirt, dust, and debris more than just about any other flooring option. For this reason, it’s important to seek out professional carpet cleaning regularly throughout the life of your carpet, and to give your carpet the kind of care it deserves.
Carpet cleaning is a simple process, and with our self-contained Hydramaster cleaning system, it’s one that does the job with no real added stress to you. A few common asked questions, and answers, about professional carpet cleaning are:
1. Should I vacuum beforehand?
A light vacuuming in higher traffic areas of your carpet is appreciated by not always necessary. Making sure that larger pieces of debris are removed from the area to be cleaned is recommended, but the flooring does not necessarily need to be freshly vacuumed as the professional grade carpet cleaner will be sucking up dust and debris as it is cleaning the carpeted surfaces.
2. How long does it take?
How long a carpet cleaning will take really depends on the area you’re having cleaned. 1 single average sized room can be expected to take around 20 minutes to clean, but a room with many different angles, one with lots of furniture to be moved, or one that is larger will require some more time. Alternatively, smaller rooms with little to move and a simple shape will take less time.
3. How long will it take to dry?
This is a common question when it comes to carpet cleaning, especially in homes that use a lot of carpet. The time it takes for your carpet to dry will depend on temperature, humidity, and airflow, but it typically takes between 8 and 24 hours to become completely dry. To avoid re-soiling carpets, make sure to not wear shoes while walking on the damp carpet areas, and opt for socks or bare feet instead. Wearing shoes will cause the dirt on the bottom to stick to the carpet, and get buried in deep as the surface is walked on.
Professional carpet cleaning allows you to give your carpet a longer life, and your home a healthier atmosphere. Professional carpet cleaning helps to remove dust, dirt, microbes, and allergens, leaving you with a clean and healthy flooring that gives your home that soft and comfortable feel.