Questions to Ask When Planning Your Carpet Cleaning Schedule
What’s your family size?
It’s not just that kids are more likely to track in extra dirt or spill things on the carpet. More people mean more wear and tear. So if your home is a high-traffic space with lots of people coming and going, you should bring in a professional cleaner every 12–6 months.
Do you own pets?
Pets can add extra wear to a carpet. Dogs are likely to track in more dirt, and dander can get ground into the fibers, contributing to wear and breakdown. We recommend cleaning your carpets at least twice a year, and possibly quarterly.
Do you have kids and pets?
If you have both pets and kids, you should certainly consider quarterly cleaning. It may seem expensive, but it beats having to tear up and replace all your carpeting. You can get extra mileage from your carpet by doing extra vacuuming, paying special attention to high-traffic areas. That said, if your child spills something on the carpet, or if your pet has an accident, it is not necessary to clean the whole carpet. However, you should have a professional come out and do a spot clean to avoid long-term damage.
Do you have allergies or asthma?
Carpet is notoriously problematic for anyone suffering from allergies or asthma. Because it collects dust, dander, pollen, and other allergens, it’s best to vacuum often and have it professionally cleaned on a quarterly basis to reduce symptoms.
None of the above?
If you’re living long or with your partner, and you’re pretty gentle with your carpets, the you won’t need to clean them more than once a year.
What are the Manufacturer's Recommendations for Carpet Cleaning?
Most carpet manufacturers recommend having a professional steam clean the carpets every 12-18 months to maintain the warranty. That’s the absolute minimum, according to the people who make carpet! Aside from cleaning to maintain a warranty, there are a few other factors to consider when deciding how often to get your carpets cleaned.
Call a professional sooner rather than later.
By the time your carpet is showing dirt (and your vacuum doesn’t keep it clean), you’ve actually left it too long. Think of your carpet cleaning as a preventative treatment, and be proactive in its maintenance. So if it’s been a while since your last cleaning, contact Modernistic today to schedule an appointment.