We are often asked, “How often should I have my carpets cleaned?” While we often jokingly reply “once a week,” the truth is, there is no set amount of time. Cleaning frequency really depends on the type of foot traffic you have on your carpet, and how you maintain it.
Some people can get by with professional cleaning every couple of years, while others need their carpets cleaned every 3 months to 6 months.
Appearance alone should not be the determining factor when deciding when to clean your carpet. Today’s carpets are engineered from the fiber up to hide soil. Once a carpet reaches this degree of soiling, it is not just in need of maintenance, but restoration as well.
Soil, grit and grime in a carpet can work like tiny razor blades, slicing and dicing your carpet fibers, causing them to lose that “new” shimmer and taking years off their life.
A “no shoes policy” application of carpet protectant, frequent thorough vacuuming, and spotting with a residue-free carpet spotter are all excellent ways for you to keep your carpeting vibrant and healthy and extend the length of time between professional cleanings.
How often should you have your carpets cleaned is a good question, and one we are often asked. The short answer and the one recommended by most carpet manufacturers is, at least once a year. More frequent cleanings are needed if you have kids and/or pets. Your carpet manufacturers warranty may require a yearly cleaning and carpet protectant reapplied to satisfy their requirements of proper care. (It’s kind of like tires having to be rotated and balanced every 5000-7000 miles to maintain tread wear warranty…)