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How To Dry Carpet After Cleaning In Winter

Dry Carpet In Winter

Many people believe that you shouldn’t have your carpet cleaned in winter. Spoiler alert: winter is actually a great time to have your carpets cleaned. This is because the warm air from your heater actually helps your freshly cleaned carpet dry faster than the cold air that is pushed out from your AC in the summer. Also, you and your family are spending a lot of time indoors in winter, so you want your home to be at its cleanest. Now that you’ve had your carpet deep cleaned, let’s get exploring how to dry carpet after cleaning in winter.

Is Cold Air Or Warm Air Better To Dry Carpet?

So, you know how your nostrils, lips, and skin dry out in winter? This pain in the tush for your body is awesome for your newly cleaned carpet. In winter the cool temperatures outside cause your heat to kick in. The warm, dry air from your heating system dries the air, your body, and your newly cleaned carpet. In summer, the hot temps outside require AC to cool down our homes. This cool air is much more humid than hot air. So, therefore, warm air will dry your carpet out faster than cool air. 

How Long Does Carpet Need To Dry After Cleaning?

No matter the type of carpet cleaning, it is always best to give your carpet 24 hours to completely dry before moving furniture back and resuming heavy traffic. However, in winter professional carpet cleaning (hot water extraction or steam cleaning) will probably be dry in 3 to 5 hours or so.

Should I Turn On Heater To Dry Carpet?

It can definitely be beneficial to turn on your heater when your carpet has been cleaned especially if it is cold or cool outside. If it’s warm or hot outside, go ahead and open the windows instead of turning on the heat.

How To Dry Carpet After Cleaning In Winter

Run your ceiling fans, and if the heat isn’t running constantly turn it up a couple of degrees. If you have access to an industrial fan that can blow over your carpets, that can speed up drying time as well. If you want your carpets dried quickly ask your carpet cleaner if they offer drying services. They probably have heavy duty commercial-grade equipment that will work a lot better than your hair dryer.


Now you know how to dry carpet after cleaning in winter. It really isn’t rocket science. Get the air moving, get the heat up a bit, and your carpet will be dry in no time. 

Winter is a great time to get your carpets cleaned. This time of year your family spends a lot of time inside. Professional carpet cleaning reduces allergens and sanitizes your floors making your home healthier for you and your family. It also makes your home look clean and fresh.

Mr. Clean Carpet Cleaning has carpet cleaning services available in Charlotte and the surrounding area. We love our customers and want them to be happy with our services so they come back to us time and time again. Call us today at 704.790.9025 or request a free quote now!

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