Fast drying carpet cleaning for strata common areas is the single most essential factor in maximizing visual appearance and Indoor Air Quality.
Choosing a carpet cleaning vendor to care for your strata common areas is daunting. There are many factors to consider. Fast dry times trump all other concerns. Dry times in the industry ranges from several hours to even days! Tapestry Fine Carpet Cleaning in Victoria, BC is a Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association (VISOA) member. We specialize in carpet cleaning for strata common areas designed for our humid west coast climate. Victoria, BC may or may not be the wild west, but regardless, we strive to deliver the fastest dry times possible, measured in minutes!
Maximizing Visual Appearance
Maximizing visual appearance is essential for property managers and strata associations. A fundamental principle of carpet cleaning is: the drier the carpet post-cleaning, the cleaner the carpet is. Repeat three times for emphasis. The water left in the carpet post-cleaning is not clean. What? Go back and repeat the fundamental principle of carpet cleaning seven more times. Gravity pulls the dirty water deep into the carpet backing. As the carpet dries, the dirty water wicks up to the surface. That is why the carpets can look dull or brown after a day or two. Reduce the water usage and the dry times, and eliminate the problem. Simple. That is the trick to getting cleaner, longer-lasting carpets.
I know what you’re thinking, “But Bill, aren’t you afraid of giving away all your secrets? Not at all. Most carpet cleaners can’t read. Most carpet cleaners are too lazy. Lastly, most carpet cleaners don’t care.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is an important consideration for strata common areas carpet cleaning. It is a complex subject that we will write more about in future posts. Nevertheless, for now, it’s good to understand that the longer the carpet takes to dry, Indoor Air Quality worsens. The faster the carpet dries, Indoor Air Quality improves. Bacteria thrive in warm and damp conditions. I cleaned an apartment recently, and the hallways in the common areas were so musty it was almost hard to breathe. Upon inquiring, I found out that whoever cleaned the carpets left them so wet that it took two days to dry! Bacteria soup, anyone?
Slip and Fall Prevention
In the wild west, the fastest draw meant the difference between life and death. You get the picture. Wet carpets in high traffic common-areas halls are slippery. The faster carpets dry, the lower the risks. Of course, it also reduces the impact on the residents. At Tapestry Fine Carpet Cleaning, our strata carpet cleaning process offers the additional benefits of being non-intrusive (no open doors, hoses, or trip hazards) and almost silent.
The Fastest Dry times in the West
Bob Munden has the honour of having the title “Fastest Man with a Gun Who Ever Lived,” according to the Guinness World Records. Well, I can’t compete with that. But perhaps the following review posted on Google will make us a contender for the fastest drying strata carpet cleaning in the west!
This residential property manager (Lance Mason with Noort Homes) is very hands-on and does a great job. He also calls a spade a spade and doesn’t mess around. He manages six apartment buildings. I don’t think he has ever left a review for a vendor before this one. I love his Google review because it’s so detailed and honest.
If you live in the Greater Victoria Region and are a strata council member, please reach out and request a free no-obligation quote or demo.