Drying Carpet After Steam Cleaning

Probably the most frequent carpet cleaning question we get is … how long will it take for my carpet to dry after your company is done? We answer honestly that carpet cleaning dry times can vary, but on average you can count on 4 – 6 hours for the carpet to be dry to the touch. Many times it’s sooner. But how does carpet dry? Where does the water go? The answer may surprise you!

The answer depends on the time of year. In the summertime, the moisture that is in the carpet eventually goes into the air which is then picked up by the air conditioning system, where the moist air flows over the cold evaporator coils to create condensation, which drips into the pan and eventually drains into the sewer system. That’s right … the water we put on the floor goes into the sewer system (as long as your home’s HVAC system drains into the sewer). In the winter time, the heater basically dries up the water molecules. Either way, your home’s HVAC system is the one that does the drying after carpet cleaning.

If you want a carpet cleaning company that is honest and customer focused, call Steamer’s Carpet Care today at (210) 654-7700 or (830) 606-8400. We’ll do our best to get your carpet as clean as possible. Steamer’s Carpet Care offers carpet cleaning, tile & grout cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and air duct cleaning.  Call us today for a free phone estimate!