How Often Should You Clean Your Carpets?
There are many different factors that define how often you should clean your carpets. As a general rule, it is best to have your carpets cleaned at least once per year. This will ensure your carpet warranty is maintained and most of the dirt, dust, and allergens that typically build up in your carpets will be kept under control.
Other factors that you should take into consideration when deciding how frequently to get your carpets clean include:
- How much foot traffic does the carpet receive?
- Do your family members have allergies?
- Are there smokers on the property?
- Do you wear shoes in the house?
- Are there children in the house?
- Do you have pets?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you may want to increase the frequency of carpet cleaning in your home.
For homes with low traffic and soil, vacuuming your home once per week and getting a deep carpet cleaning every 12 to 18 months will keep your home and carpets in good condition.
For homes with medium traffic and soil, possibly small families with children, vacuuming once or twice a week and getting a deep carpet cleaning every 6 to 12 months will suffice.
Homes with a heavier amount of traffic and soil, especially family with pets and smokers, may require additional vacuuming and carpet cleaning to reduce the dirt, dust, and allergens saturating your carpet. We recommend vacuuming 2 to 3 times per week and getting your carpet deep cleaned every 3 to 6 months to keep your family clean, happy, and healthy.
Lastly, extremely large families with multiple pets, heavy traffic, and heavy soil will probably benefit from daily vacuuming and a deep cleaning every 2 to 3 months. With all the dirt, dust, and allergens being carried into your home, additional carpet cleanings will keep your carpet in good condition, keep you home clean and your family happy and healthy.
If you’re ready to get your carpets cleaned give Certified Clean Care a call at (706) 352-9527 so we can help you keep your home Clean, Happy, and Healthy for years to come!
Is Vacuuming the Same as Carpet Cleaning?
Vacuuming is not the same as carpet cleaning because of the intensity of cleaning that occurs during the carpet cleaning process. You may vacuum your carpet regularly to pick up dirt and other particles that accumulate on your carpet, but standard vacuums only brush the surface of your carpets and are a temporary solution. Carpet Cleaning provides a much deeper clean that gets deep into your carpets to remove dust, dirt, and allergens that accumulate over time. In addition, most carpet warranties require professional carpet cleaning every 12 to 24 months to maintain the warranty.
Does Cleaning Your Carpet Ruin It?
Cleaning your carpet can ruin it when done improperly. Inexperienced carpet cleaners or poor quality equipment can leave your carpets sopping wet, leading to mold and mildew growth. This can ruin your carpets and negatively affect the air quality inside your home or office. Also, carpet cleaning products with soap detergents cause your carpets to attract dirt and soil which lower to the lifespan of your carpet.
What is the Average Life of a Carpet?
The average life of a carpet depends on the quality of the carpet you purchase. A low-quality carpet usually only lasts between 1 and 5 years. Medium quality carpet will last between 5 and 15 years. The high-quality carpet will last between 15 and 25 years with proper care and cleanings.