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Posted on February 21, 2024

Now that you’ve scheduled your professional carpet cleaning, it’s time to get prepared. Most of the work comes before and after the carpet cleaning, like moving furniture on and off the carpeted areas of your home.

In terms of the actual steam cleaning session, your carpets should be looking brand new in an hour or two. Of course, this timeframe depends on a few things, like the current soil level of your carpet as well as the square footage of the area.

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Factors Determining How Long Carpet Cleaning Takes

On average, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours to have a carpeted room professionally cleaned. Small rooms with well-kept carpets won’t take nearly as long to clean as larger rooms with heavy soil levels, spots, and stains.

Here are the biggest factors that determine how long it takes to have your carpets professionally cleaned:

Carpet Size (Square Footage)

It’s no surprise that the size and square footage of your carpet is a big influencer for the duration of the professional cleaning service. Naturally, large carpeted living rooms take a lot longer to clean than small bedrooms and offices.

Cleaning Method Used

At Mint, steam cleaning is our go-to method for servicing carpets in Canberra and the surrounding areas.

Steam cleaning, also known as hot water extraction, is the most effective option for deep cleaning and removing stains, and it only takes an hour or two depending on your carpet’s size.

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Type of Carpet

Carpet material plays an important role in the duration of your professional carpet cleaning. Delicate fabrics and materials require more delicate handling, so cleaning these can take a lot longer than cleaning durable materials, like polyester and nylon.

Carpet’s Soil Level

If your carpet is in rough shape with deep-seated grime and caked-in stains, you can expect your carpet cleaning technician to take some time with the service. In some cases, stubborn stains require several treatments with the steam cleaner for full extraction.

Drying Time

While the cleaning itself may not take very long, you must factor in carpet drying time. Depending on the cleaning method used and environmental factors in your home, your carpets can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 24 hours to dry completely.

For more information on carpet drying times, feel free to check out our complete guide on the topic.

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Tips for Reducing Carpet Cleaning Time

If you consider yourself impatient and prefer a speedy professional cleaning session, there are a few things you can do to reduce carpet cleaning time, including:

  • Vacuum regularly to prevent the build-up of pet hair, dust, dander, pollen, and other airborne contaminants throughout your home.
  • Remove stains immediately by addressing accidents and spills as soon as they happen. Fresh stains are much easier to remove; they have not had time to settle into the carpet fibers.
  • Use door mats and area rugs throughout your homes. Not only do these additions offer some aesthetic appeal, but they also protect your carpets!
  • Invest in professional carpet cleanings every 12 months. Keeping up with professional carpet maintenance is an amazing way to reduce cleaning time.

Ready for a Professional Carpet Cleaning? Get In Touch Today!

Professional carpet cleaning takes just an hour or two, and afterward, your carpets will look, smell, and feel so much better. Ready for your professional cleaning? Get in touch with Mint Cleaning Group for an obligation-free quote today!