Can You Clean Your Carpets In The Rain? Living in the Pacific Northwest, we’re no strangers to rain. We’ve all adapted accordingly and learned to love it or at least learned to live with it. The same goes for our carpet cleaning process, you adapt to the weather and you make it work. Having truckmount powered suction sets us up for success, leaving your carpets nearly dry at the end of the service. Complete dry time depends mainly on two factors: humidity levels and airflow. We can teach you how to control both of these things inside your home. So, can you clean your carpets in the rain? The answer is YES!
Fight the Humidity
If it were a beautiful sunny day, you could open your windows and let the dry air from outside assist in the drying of your carpet. When it’s clear and sunny, the humidity may be close to zero. If it’s raining though, you’ve got 100% humidity and opening your windows isn’t going to help your carpets dry. Can you clean your carpets in the rain? When it rains you have to make an environment indoors that has less humidity than the one outside. The easiest way to do that is to close the windows and set the heat to 72-75 degrees fahrenheit or 22-24 degrees celsius. Once the house has warmed through, you can open the windows about an inch or two to let the warm humid air out.
All About Airflow
Once you’ve got the heat on, the humidity will start to rise from the carpets into the air. If you don’t have anywhere for it to go, it will hang heavily around the lower half of your room in a swampy fashion. Opening the windows helps to release the pressure the hot, moist air creates within your home. Turning on a bathroom fan or kitchen fan is a great way to incite airflow and help your carpets dry faster too! If you have any other fans in your house, ceiling fan, box fan, desk fan, turn them all on too. Can you clean your carpets in the rain? Yes, but get that air moving! The more the air is moving in your home, the quicker your carpets will dry.
Chin up, Vancouver! Although this weather may be dreary, you don’t have to be! Trust in the knowledge that you CAN clean your carpets in the rain. Trust in the professionals at Dazzle Carpet Cleaning. Call now at 604-802-8500 to book an appointment for carpet, tile, or upholstery cleaning. Don’t forget to check us out on Instagram for all our latest spring deals!