Your time is important to you. That’s why your time is important to Arevalo Bros Chem-Dry. We strive to provide an effective and efficient solution for your carpet cleaning needs and are pride to offer a service that includes fast-drying carpet too!

Because schedules are very busy in 2018 and in recent years, we are often asked “How long does carpet cleaning take?” It’s one of the most common questions we receive each day and one we’ll do our best to answer in this post.


In general, a standard carpet cleaning appointment will last around 1-2 hours. A basic cleaning often includes 3-5 rooms as well as a hallway and stairs. This type of appointment usually requires two technicians and if there are no major stains or issues that arise, the appointment is fairly quick.


Not all carpet cleaning appointments are standard and simple though. There are some factors that can arise that can lead to a much longer appointment. We will do our best to communicate to customers when one of these factors arises in order to better estimate the time of the appointment:


If you schedule carpet cleaning for several rooms or very large areas in one appointment, the appointment could last as long as 2-3 hours. It goes without saying that the more carpet we clean the longer the appointment will last.


Basic soiling and dirt is very easy for our Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) system to remove quickly. However, more worn carpet as well as difficult stains will require more time and attention. We will point out potential problem areas during the initial consultation when we first arrive to give you a better estimate of how long we feel it will take to remove the stains and clean the carpet.


Is it easy for us to access the areas of carpet you want us to clean? If we are cleaning an apartment on the 15th floor of a building it will require a lot of travel time from our van to the apartment and back as we use a lot of equipment in our service. The same is true if there are necessary security measures we must go through in order to enter the building.

An appointment can also be faster if there is a clear space in the driveway of your home near the front door or primary entrance. The closer we are able to park our van and set up the less time it will take for us to complete a carpet cleaning appointment.


How much furniture is in the rooms we will be cleaning? If there are just a few pieces it won’t slow us down too much. However, if the room has a lot of furniture in it our multiple pieces that are very heavy or hard to move it could result in the appointment lasting longer than anticipated in our original estimate.


We do our best to be conscientious of pets, therefore we are careful not to leave the door open behind us or interact or interfere with them at all during our time in your home but sometimes in our attempts to avoid the pet in order to ensure he or she still feels safe it can go slow us down.


Extreme weather conditions, especially in the winter, can slow down our service. Of course, we will notify customers in advance if we are running late to their appointment due to weather conditions or traffic.

In general, we recommend reserving two hours in your schedule for your carpet cleaning appointment from Arevalo Bros Chem-Dry. If an appointment lasts longer than two hours it is likely due to a larger amount of carpet being cleaned which we will notify you of when scheduling the appointment.