Lets talk about dry times

Whats your average dry times?

  • 1 hour or less

    Votes: 6 15.4%
  • 2 hours

    Votes: 6 15.4%
  • 3 hours

    Votes: 5 12.8%
  • 4 hours

    Votes: 8 20.5%
  • 5 hours

    Votes: 5 12.8%
  • 6 hours

    Votes: 3 7.7%
  • 7 hours

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 8 hours (over night)

    Votes: 6 15.4%

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rob allen

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So I cleaned my now carpets today with truckmount. I clocked dry times. I pre-sprayed, acid rinsed and used the TMF Ti Pro wand. I checked it every 15 mins. After cleaning it was just cool to touch. At 30 mins felt dry to touch. At 45 mins it passed the paper towel test. When I clean I get dry times less than 60 mins in most cases. What about you?


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Pre-Spray-Groutmaster (4oz in 8:1 inline sprayer)
Rinse-Flex Ice (12oz in 5 gallons metered @2-3 GPH)
Machine-Legend GT
400 psi
125' hose
TMF Ti wand-Slotted glide
2 dry strokes per clean stroke
No air movers for this test
 

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Depends on soiling, type of carpet and indoor humidity IMO.
I clean my carpets 3-4 times a year and they are dry within 4-8 hrs again depending on indoor humidity.
For instance the indoor humidity in my house right now is 32% fall outside temp is cooler furnace kicking in maintaining 22 C ( 72F).
I clean my carpets in the summer outside humidity 80% indoor humidity 55% even with AC rockin.
Ask a tech in Florida what his dry times are and then ask a guy in Arizona what his is .
Food for thought here.... my bath towel is still damp in the morning after my evening shower in humid months... bone dry in the am in dryer winter months.
Winter I need lip chap, wife uses lotion on her hands... spring /summer not needed.
Just saying .... physcometry is always involved.
 

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So I cleaned my now carpets today with truckmount. I clocked dry times. I pre-sprayed, acid rinsed and used the TMF Ti Pro wand. I checked it every 15 mins. After cleaning it was just cool to touch. At 30 mins felt dry to touch. At 45 mins it passed the paper towel test. When I clean I get dry times less than 60 mins in most cases. What about you?


Method-HWE
Pre-Spray-Groutmaster (4oz in 8:1 inline sprayer)
Rinse-Flex Ice (12oz in 5 gallons metered @2-3 GPH)
Machine-Legend GT
400 psi
125' hose
TMF Ti wand-Slotted glide
2 dry strokes per clean stroke
No air movers for this test
generally I pre spray, scrub, extract, put down fans, post bonnet pick up and go
this is for Residential Carpet cleaning

for my PM jobs I would calculate 3-4 hours
 
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generally I pre spray, scrub, extract, put down fans, post bonnet pick up and go
this is for Residential Carpet cleaning

for my PM jobs I would calculate 3-4 hours
In all fairness Jeff you have relayed to me that most of your jobs are PM jobs that are really dirty. Most homes I clean are not heavily soiled.
 

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In all fairness Jeff you have relayed to me that most of your jobs are PM jobs that are really dirty. Most homes I clean are not heavily soiled.
im sure my residentials are comparable in dirtiness to your area,,, but my PM are generally throw up horrible lol so ok you got me there , I thought we were discussing residentials?

ok so I changed my dry times ! but like you when I clean my own home they are dry quick
 

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im sure my residentials are comparable in dirtiness to your area,,, but my PM are generally throw up horrible lol so ok you got me there , I thought we were discussing residentials?
I was. Just wanted others to understand the variables out there.
 

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I'm always concerned with my dry times. I never know for sure because my customers never give me a definitive answer. So I'm guessing they are pretty good. I always tell them usually 4-6 but in the summer up to 24. Here it gets in the upper 90s and you can't get away from the humidity!


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Where I live it rains for like 5 months straight. So Humidity is crazy. And its usually in the 50s for temperature. And I use a portable. So I aim for 5 hrs but sometimes its 6-8 without air movers.
 
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It really varies depending on how thick the pile is and how heavily soiled.

In the summertime my carpet in my house dries in 2 hours, this time of year a bit longer.

I actually cleaned my carpet last week, it was cold outside. I have an old dog pissing in the house so I moved good and slow making sure to flush it out really good. I had about 40 gallons in my waste tank from cleaning 3 rooms. The carpet took about 5 hours to be 100% dry. No fans.

I checked 4 hours in the poll above as my average dry time.
 

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im sure my residentials are comparable in dirtiness to your area,,, but my PM are generally throw up horrible lol so ok you got me there , I thought we were discussing residentials?

ok so I changed my dry times ! but like you when I clean my own home they are dry quick

Haha throw up horrible
 
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Up my way 91% humidity outside cool and damp .... 32 % indoors warm and dry

What was your indoor humidity today Rob?
Heat on in your house down there in Virgina Beach?
Probably more like 40% humidity in your house would you say ?
Outdoor was 78%. Indoor we had the fireplace on and I would say close to 50-6-%. Of course being our place it wasn't very dirty, thick pile nylon and I took my time.
 

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It really varies depending on how thick the pile is and how heavily soiled.

In the summertime my carpet in my house dries in 2 hours, this time of year a bit longer.

I actually cleaned my carpet last week, it was cold outside. I have an old dog pissing in the house so I moved good and slow making sure to flush it out really good. I had about 40 gallons in my waste tank from cleaning 3 rooms. The carpet took about 5 hours to be 100% dry. No fans.

I checked 4 hours in the poll above as my average dry time.
Personally I think anything within 4 hours is good with so many variables. I was just surprised how fast mine dried to be honest.
 

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So I cleaned my now carpets today with truckmount. I clocked dry times. I pre-sprayed, acid rinsed and used the TMF Ti Pro wand. I checked it every 15 mins. After cleaning it was just cool to touch. At 30 mins felt dry to touch. At 45 mins it passed the paper towel test. When I clean I get dry times less than 60 mins in most cases. What about you?


Method-HWE
Pre-Spray-Groutmaster (4oz in 8:1 inline sprayer)
Rinse-Flex Ice (12oz in 5 gallons metered @2-3 GPH)
Machine-Legend GT
400 psi
125' hose
TMF Ti wand-Slotted glide
2 dry strokes per clean stroke
No air movers for this test
Even in Arizona I used to stress over plush pile drying fast enough even with extra dry passes. Iv'e got a big blower and great heat so dry happened within 3 or so hours but after I got a new head for my 360 XL. The first room is bone dry by the time I finish the last room. Totally miffed about why dry times shortened so radically. My customers are thrilled and I can see better extraction of what would have been remaining residues. Less wick back in heavy traffic or deep spill spots.
 

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I marked 4 hours on the poll as that is our goal on every job and what we tell customers. I typically ask repeat customers if they remember how long it took to dry the last time and most of them tell us within a couple hours, when I do my house it dries in about 3 hours using some Mini Omni's and a Dry Pod.