Do you understand why steam-cleaned surfaces need to dry? If not, you’re at risk of dirtying or damaging your carpets right after having them professionally washed. If you walk on a carpet that’s still wet, dirt can be tracked in, the fibers can be dented, and furniture finishes can even wear off to leave unsightly stains.
Of course, there’s no exact answer when it comes to steam-cleaned carpet drying times, though average times are one of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Russell Martin Carpet and Rugs. It’s something that’s more art than science, but here’s a quick guide.