When Should I Get My Carpet Cleaned?
Chances are, you vacuum weekly and blot up the occasional stain on a regular basis. That may keep your carpet looking fresh for awhile, but to ensure our carpet’s longevity and protect the investment we made in our homes, routine professional cleaning is a must! With that, many customers wonder: How often should I have my carpets professionally cleaned?
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.
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 6-12 months.
Do you own pets?
Pets can add extra wear to a carpet. Dogs are likely to track in more dirt, and pet hair 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.
Kids and pets?
If you have both pets and kids, you should certainly consider quarterly cleaning. While this may seem expensive, it will help prevent against the wear and tear of your carpet fibers and having to replace all your carpeting. You can also get extra mileage from your carpet by doing extra vacuuming, paying special attention to high-traffic areas.
Children and Pets often have spills and accidents on the carpet, but it may not be necessary to clean the whole carpet. In this case, however, you should have a professional come out and do a spot clean to avoid long-term damage.
You have allergies or asthma?
Did you know your carpet is your home's biggest air filter? It's true! 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.
Every Home Is Unique!
Check out our Cleaning Frequency Chart below to see what cleaning schedule would work best for your home!