How long does it take to clean carpets

Having dirty carpets can make your home feel uncomfortable and unpleasant. Luckily they can be cleaned so you can get your comfy, fresh home back. But how long does carpet cleaning take? Well, the short answer is it depends. There are various factors, such as whether you’re cleaning it yourself or hiring a professional carpet cleaning company. Throughout this article, we will look at both and how long they take. 

How long does carpet cleaning take (Professional)

Of course, with professional carpet cleaning, you need to book a little in advance. Let’s look at how long in advance that should be and the total time involved in the process.


Booking time depends on the availability of the company you choose. Sometimes, you can get lucky and book for the next day – while other times, during busy seasons like Christmas, you may need to wait a few weeks. At Healthy Carpets, you can select a preferred date on our scheduler, and we will send you the available dates with an estimate. But if you have a time-sensitive stain, you can also contact us to see the closest available time. 

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The Process

In the carpet cleaning process, there are three steps involved:

  • Set up 
  • Cleaning 
  • Drying

The first step of the process is the setup. This involves moving the furniture out of the rooms being cleaned so that your professionals can get to work.  This entire step usually takes around 30 minutes. 

But it depends on how much furniture there is, and where it needs to be moved. Next is the actual carpet cleaning process doesn’t take as long as you think. It can take anywhere from 20-40 minutes for an average room. Of course, that time does vary depending on the size and number of rooms being cleaned.

Finally, you’ll have to wait for the carpets to dry, which can take anywhere from 6 hours to 24 hours. This step usually depends on the room’s temperature, so you could speed up this process by turning on the heaters. You will have to wait for the carpet to dry before you can move your furniture back in. 

How long does it take to clean carpets (DIY)

Remember that DIY carpet cleaning is only suited for minor stains and that you should get your carpets cleaned professionally every 8-12 months.

Ordering the carpet cleaning products

The first step that will take some time is ordering the carpet cleaning products. You can order these online.

We recommend that you opt for 100% Natural carpet cleaners. Otherwise, you could find yourself, your children, or your pet getting allergic reactions.

Carpet Cleaning Process

With the DIY methods, you won’t have the most advanced equipment. This means you might not have to move the furniture as far, but you’d still have to move it.

This could take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes.

You can also expect around 15-30 minutes per room for the actual cleaning. Most DIY options will need you to pour the solution over your carpet and vacuum it after.

Professional Carpet Cleaning Cost

Professional carpet cleaning usually costs $30-50 per room. But if you are getting your entire house cleaned, your company might make it more affordable.

We wrote a detailed article breaking down the costs. You can check it out here: How Much Does Professional Carpet Cleaning Cost.

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