Yes, you can get your carpet cleaned in the winter. There are a few myths circulating about why you “shouldn’t” get your carpets cleaned during the winter, so let’s dive in and talk about why these are simply not true.
Myth #1: My carpet won’t dry because I can’t open the windows and doors.
This is incorrect, and in fact, an argument can be made for the exact opposite. In the summer, it can get quite humid and that can in some cases prolong drying time. During the winter, the air is quite dry, and the furnace is cranked up and pumping out warm, dry air. For us living in the Edmonton area, you can expect that your carpets will dry in about 6-8 hours.
Myth #2: The door will need to stay open while my carpets are cleaned. It will be freezing.
At AmSteam Carpet Cleaning, we use Truck Mounted units for residential carpet cleaning, so yes, the door will be open. However, frankly we don’t want to freeze either, so we take some extra time to set up. Our Edmonton Area carpet cleaners are equipped with door cozies that are placed on the door. This helps close the gaps around the hose, so that the door is only open just wide enough for our hoses to come in.
Myth #3: There’s no point to getting my carpets cleaned in the winter, because all of the snow and mud will make them dirty again.
This is true, if you wear your muddy boots and shoes around the house…. But I’m sure that you don’t! Yes, it is tough to keep those entryways cleaned. Come back and visit the blog in a couple of weeks, and we’ll share tips on how to keep your carpets clean during the winter and early spring months.
That aside, it’s important to remember that you don’t just clean you carpet because they’re visibly dirty, you clean them because of what you can’t see. Allergens and pollutants build up over the winter months and affect your indoor air quality. Especially now, when because of covid (see our Covid Precautions Here), we’re all stuck at home for long periods of time.