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How long will It take for my carpets to dry?

After MonsterClean has professionally steam cleaned your carpets, they generally dry very quickly (four to six hours in most cases).

Some factors that may shorten or lengthen drying times include:

If it is hot and humid or damp and dreary your carpets will take slightly longer to dry. Air that is saturated with water simply cannot accept any excess water from your carpets, and therefore cannot contribute to drying.
The good news is that we are in much more control of our indoor weather than we used to be. Modern HVAC systems "condition" the air, removing excess moisture and allow for direct manipulation of indoor temperatures.

Fiber types
Nylon fibers for example, may absorb 150 times more water than polypropylene which can have some effect on dry time. In reality, this may lengthen dry times by about one hour.

Carpet construction
Berber constructions are tighter weaves, and do not present as large a surface area for evaporation as a pile construction does. A smaller surface area lengthens drying times significantly. Berber carpets may take 12 to 24 hours to completely dry when conditions are less than optimal.

    Here's what you can do to shorten drying times
  • Temporarily set your HVAC fan to the "On" position so that it runs continuously is a good idea. Your HVAC fan is probably set to "AUTO" most of the time, which directs the fan to run only when the system is either heating or cooling your home. If you switch your furnace fan to ON after you have your carpet cleaned this will cause your HVAC fan to continuously circulate the air in your home allowing your carpets to dry more quickly. Note that this will not cause your heat or A/C to run continuously only the fan itself.
  • Turn on your Ceiling fansIn rooms with ceiling fans, leaving the fan on will help significantly to dry your clean carpet. Setting up other fans, such as box fans will also help, but is certainly not necessary.
  • Keep all your inside doors open Even doors to areas which you have not had cleaned. Larger air volumes hold more water, and allow for faster transfer of moisture from your carpets. Leaving doors open allows air to flow naturally through your house, and will allow your carpet to dry more efficiently