It is not unusual for carpets to be damp to the touch after they have been professionally cleaned. Depending on the type of rug cleaning method you decide on for your Rochester, MI home, you can typically expect you're carpet to be completely dry in as little as 1 hour or the process could possibly take up to a full day. A number of factors can contribute to how long your carpet remains damp, and, if it remains too damp for too long, you could be facing dangerous and unhealthy mold and mildew growing in your carpet.
The proliferation of mold and mildew in the household extremely unhealthy for anyone living in it, particularly those with respiratory issues. It is labor intensive to remove mold from carpet and, in worst case scenarios, the carpet may have to be removed. This is why Rochester, MI homeowners need to take precautions and educate themselves on the variety of rug cleaning methods that are available to them. Doing so will help you and your family stay healthy and save you a lot of time, aggravation, and money when it comes to the unfortunate circumstance of having to deal with the occurrence of mold and mildew.
If your carpet is mild-to-moderately soiled or made up of special material, like wool, you may elect to go with a carpet 'dry cleaning' or what is typically referred to as a very low-moisture cleaning service. You can expect your carpet to be dry in 1-2 hours. This type of carpet cleaning offers minimal possibility of carpet shrinkage or color fading. However, since up to a pound of dirt can be embedded in 1 square foot of carpet BEFORE it starts to look dirty, it is best to consult with a professional in determining if low-moisture is the right cleaning application for your carpet.
Steam cleaning your rugs (also known as hot water extraction) is the carpet cleaning process recommended by the carpet manufacturers
. If you have new or newer rugs that are under warranty, hiring a Rochester, MI
carpet care provider that uses this method will keep that warranty intact. Because it is a deeper, more intensive cleaning process, hot water extraction works best on moderate-to-heavily soiled rugs. It is the most effective method if your carpet is afflicted with pet urine stains. On average, you can expect your carpet to be dry in 3-8 hours under normal conditions with this type of professional carpet cleaning. Some companies will employ special floor fans or 'air movers' to facilitate drying.
Do-it-yourself carpet cleaning with an upright rental
or home unit
has a tendency to leave your carpet wetter and for the longest amount of time since these machines lack the industrial strength power that the truckmounted professional units have. When using a rental unit, one must take care not to over-saturate the carpet and foam pad below. Making sure to read the manual thoroughly is a great start in addition to making extra suction-only passes. Also, don't overuse cleaning solutions. It is important to follow the proper cleaner-to-water ratios on the bottle as too much cleaner residue will end up attracting soil into your carpet soon after cleaning. User error is usually the culprit in ineffective DIY carpet cleaning.
The type of carpet you have may factor in on how long the carpet remains damp as well, especially if your are deep cleaning the carpet yourself with a rental or home carpet cleaning machine. Bear in mind that Berber carpet holds in more moisture
because of its tight-looped weave.
Humid or rainy weather is known to affect how long the carpet in your Rochester, MI home stays damp. Other factors include a closed up home or improper ventilation after the cleaning is done. Weather permitting, it helps to open windows or run ceiling fans in the rooms where the carpet has been cleaned. Running your cooling or heating system during the appropriate time of year doesn't hurt as an alternative to having your windows open (if you won't be home during the cleaning).
Proper carpet cleaning should not result in wet-for-days carpet, especially if you are hiring a professional rug cleaning company
in Rochester, MI
. Getting a referral from a trusted friend or family member that has experience with a reputable service provider, or finding one online that has several great reviews and/or testimonials
, is another great way to find a trusted company. Also, be sure that whatever company you do hire guarantees their work and has a refund policy in place just in case your carpet has issues after the cleaning takes places (spots that return, etc).
Carpet Cleaning Excellence
is one such local and trusted provider in Rochester, MI
. We have been cleaning carpet throughout Oakland County, MI
and its surrounding areas since 1988 and have developed relationships with hundreds of satisfied and returning clients during that time. We offer a 100% you-love-it-or-your-money-back guarantee to ensure peace of mind with every cleaning we do. Our state-of-the-art, powerful commercial grade equipment and non-toxic cleaning products provide our clients with the certainty that the carpet in their Rochester, MI
home will remain healthy after it is deep cleaned with our deep, high-heat, water extraction process that allows for a fast dry time of 2-3 hours on average.