Carpet cleaning services help homeowners clean and disinfect their rugs. Although it is a service long offered, new clients will always have some questions to ask. As a result, it is best to read these frequently asked questions for future reference.

So what questions do clients often ask? Do they want to learn more about the cleaning process, or do they have simple questions like how long does it take for a cleaned carpet to dry? Here are some of the frequently asked questions customers may have.

  1. When Does the Carpet Dry?

The drying time of the carpet depends on the type of cleaning method used. Generally, carpets should dry in four to six hours when cleaned with hot water extraction. However, if the carpet is cleaned with a dry cleaning method, it will dry in about one to two hours.

  1. Will Professional Carpet Cleaning Remove All Dirt?

Professional carpet cleaning will remove most dirt and debris. However, if there is deep-seated dirt or ground-in soil, it may take multiple treatments to remove it altogether. Meanwhile, a deep cleaning service should ensure that the carpet becomes free of deep-seated dirt.

  1. Which Cleaning Chemicals Do Cleaners Use?

Professional cleaners use a variety of cleaning chemicals depending on the type of carpet and the type of cleaning method used. Generally, the most common cleaning chemicals used include detergents, surfactants, enzymes, and deodorizers.

  1. How Long Does the Cleaning Process Take?

The amount of time it takes to clean a carpet depends on the size and condition of the rug, as well as the cleaning method used. Generally, a professional carpet cleaning service will take an hour or two to complete. But in worse cases, it can take longer. It all depends on the rugs.

  1. What is the Difference Between a Stain and a Spot?

A stain is a discoloration or mark that has penetrated the carpet fibers and cannot be removed with regular vacuuming. Meanwhile, a spot is a mark on the surface of the carpet that can usually be removed with good vacuuming or general spot cleaning. But both are equally challenging to remove.

  1. How Often Should Carpets Be Cleaned?

It is recommended that carpets be professionally cleaned at least once every 12 to 18 months. However, if your carpet is in an area with high foot traffic or if you have pets, it may need to be cleaned more often. Ensure that the rugs take just a short time before getting cleaned to avoid health hazards at home.

  1. When is the Best Time in a Year to Have the Carpets Cleaned?

The best time of year to have carpets cleaned is – when they starting to show signs of dirt, stains and wear. Some people prefer to wait until temperatures are milder and there is less humidity in the air, as it is believed it will help the carpets dry faster and prevent mildew and mold from forming. For most homeowners with air conditioning and fans, this really is not a concern.

  1. How Will I Know It’s Time to Have My Carpets Cleaned?

Homeowners will know it’s time to clean their carpets when they look dull, matted, and discolored. Additionally, if you notice a musty smell in the room, it’s a sign that your carpets need to be professionally cleaned.


Carpet cleaning is an essential part of home maintenance and should be noticed. Regularly cleaning carpets help to maintain their appearance and prolong their life. Knowing the best time of year to have carpets cleaned and the signs that indicate it’s time to have them professionally cleaned will ensure that homeowners have clean and healthy carpets throughout the year.

Dreyer’s Carpet Care offers carpet cleaning services, helping homeowners maintain and keep their carpets lasting longer and looking great. We also offer tile and grout cleaning to keep floors clean and stain-free for longer. Learn more about our cleaning services and book your appointment today.

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