Industrial Carpet Dryers

The downside of carpet cleaning is that it involves leaving the carpet to dry afterward. This can lead to loss of business due to the inability to walk on the carpet (this would ruin the results of the clean) and as such the cost of getting your carpet cleaned may be higher than you had initially expected, and far exceed however much you are paying to get it done. This is especially true for carpet cleaning methods such as steam cleaning and shampooing, and less true for more recent methods such as encapsulation. With that said, there are ways to speed the process up.

Natural Airflow

The most obvious way of increasing the rate at which your newly washed carpet dries is to increase your natural airflow. This can be done by opening up your doors and windows, but this method is far from fool proof. First of all, keeping your doors and windows open is only suitable if you plan to be there to ensure that no one comes in and steals your valuables, and with your carpet being wet and thus leaving you unable to walk on it, you would probably rather take the day off, right?

Secondly, opening up your doors and windows to allow for increased natural airflow will result in, well, increased natural airflow – and with that comes dirt, and wind. Dirt (leafs, dust, you name it) will inevitable be blown into your facilities, and it may end up dirtier than it was before you had your cleaning done. Then there’s the wind itself, which may be clean, but even the smallest gust can knock a stack of papers onto the floor – not only making a mess, but also making them wet.

Industrial Carpet Dryers

Natural airflow, then, is not an ideal solution. A better option might be to purchase, or rent, a set of industrial carpet dryers. These are industrial grade fans, with a power consumption that ranges from anywhere between 76 watts to 1150 (or even more, though these are less common and more expensive by far). Industrial carpet dryers speed up the drying process substantially, and they do this by moving the air around at floor-level (they blow air out through a funnel which is aimed onto the floor, thus maximising the carpet’s exposure to the airflow as well as minimising its impact elsewhere) at a rate of some 600-5000 cubic feet metres per hour.

As such, industrial carpet dryers are not cleaner than increasing natural airflow, but also more effective (unless you’re experiencing quite a violent wind outside, in which case you probably shouldn’t even think about opening your windows). With that said, there is no such thing as a perfect solution, and the downside to industrial carpet dryers is that they are quite loud; their noise levels generally fall within 70-90dB, which makes them unsuitable for environments where they would be in close proximity to customers or employees. They can, however, be left on overnight to dry your carpet in time for the morning.