What is the standard drying time when carpet is cleaned?

When cleaning carpet, it is highly recommended that drying occur within six to eight hours or less: however, drying time should not exceed 24 hours. However, occupant cooperation is needed to expedite drying- this is VERY IMPORTANT.
They may take longer if your carpets had heavy soiling or stains as extra cleaning may have been needed. They can also take a bit longer in winter.
Things you can do to expedite drying include:

  • Open as many windows and doors
  • Use ceiling fans on high on the summer setting
  • Use pedestal fans
  • When the sun goes down you may wish to close up the house and use heating to continue the drying process
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