How Often Should You
Clean Your Carpet?
How Often Should You Clean Your Carpet?
- Posted by Admin
- 22 Sep 2020
It is easy to forget just how much dirt builds up on your carpet. Most people vacuum 2 or 3 times per week to keep the loose debris at bay, but that doesn’t take care of the ingrained dirt. So, just how often should you be deep cleaning your carpets?
Vacuuming Your Carpet
First, let’s talk about vacuuming your carpet. It is important to note that vacuuming is not the same as cleaning your carpet. It will remove loose particles on the surface of the carpet before they can seep deeper into the fibers and start damaging the fibers. The recommended frequency is that most people should vacuum around once or twice per week. This may change if, for example, you spill something that needs taken care of straight away, but in normal circumstances, you do not need to vacuum daily! Vacuuming too often can shorten the life of your carpeting.
In addition to regular vacuuming, it is also important to have your carpet professionally cleaned at least every 12 months. If you have high traffic carpets, young children, or pets you may even want to increase this to once every 6 months. Professional carpet cleaning goes deeper than vacuuming and will extract embedded dust, dirt, and debris to keep your carpet looking clean and smelling fresh!
Why Choose Professional Carpet Cleaning?
Like most things these days, everyone has access to the tools and instructional videos on how to clean your carpets by yourself. However, we would always recommend calling in the professionals. It is incredibly easy to over wet or over shampoo a carpet which can result in discoloration, shrinkage, and even mildew. That is not something anyone wants to have to deal with!
When you choose professional carpet cleaning, you are hiring someone with expert knowledge to make sure these mistakes do not happen. They will also make use of the proper anti-microbial treatments to kill off any potential mold, yeast, or mildew and avoid any nasty smells from your flooring. They will keep carpets and rugs looking clean, smelling fresh, and also help to extend their life by properly caring for the fibers during the cleaning process.