The inconvenient part of any type of carpet cleaning is having to deal with wet carpeting. Drying times depend upon how powerful the suction action is and how much of the remaining water the unit removes. Our research shows that three hours is about the minimum wait time you can expect for dry (or dry enough) carpets from the best carpet shampooers. Some carpet cleaners have heated, forced air systems that will speed that up somewhat.
Powered by a 600 watt in-line heater, this heated carpet spot cleaner will heat the water/solution in the tank to a maximum temperature of 200 degrees. You'll dispense this solution through a 15' hose and 3-3/8" stainless steel tool onto fabric, upholstery, or carpet, depending on what needs cleaning. After letting the solution dwell for a few moments, you'll recover everything with that same tool. A rinse cycle may be needed to remove all the solution from the material being cleaned. The recovery tank easily lifts off for dumping of those recovered solutions. There is also a spin off cover that can be used to rinse out that recovery tank.