How Often Should I Have My Carpets Professionally Cleaned?

Originally posted on: 11/16/2016

A professional-grade carpet cleaning service can bring new life to old carpeting.There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer as to how often you should have your carpets cleaned professionally. It all depends on the individual household and its occupants. Taking good care of your carpeting with deep cleaning extends the life of the flooring.

Let's review some of the factors that will affect how often you should have your carpets cleaned.

How Far Does Your Carpet Warranties Go?

Most carpet manufacturers' warranties stress the importance of having carpets cleaned once a year with a steam cleaner or hot water extraction. If you have a warranty, follow the cleaning schedule on it for best results. We have experience in working to keep our customers in compliance with their warranty provisions. 

The Number and Age of Your Children

The more children that reside in a household usually equates to more spills on carpeting. A large family also means a lot more foot traffic in the living areas of a home, which tends to break down the carpet fibers. Additionally, younger children tend to have more spills whereas older children may bring more dirt and snow inside from being out in the world.

Families with kids should have the carpet cleaned approximately every 9 months, but more often if you can visually see many stains on your flooring.

Pet Hair and Stains

Pet hair falls deep into your carpet fibers so that you may not even see them. Young or old pets may have bladder problems and make stains on the flooring. In addition, pets go outside and when they come back inside dust and debris travel on their paws and enters the carpet fibers.

Homes with pets should have the carpet professionally cleaned about every 6 to 12 months.

Family Size

Homes with only two adults in them that are gentle on the carpet can go as long as two years before needing professional cleaning. The larger your household, including more adults and children, the more often you will need to have your carpets cleaned. 

Cleaning Tips

Some cleaning tips can help extend the time between professional steam cleaning.

Regular vacuuming as often as possible helps extend the life of your carpet. Use a vacuum with a larger motor and a good filtration system for best results. 

If liquid or food spills, make sure to wipe it up right away. If there is a stain, make sure to use Resolve or another cleaner to remove the smell, color, and staining.

Gain the Advantages of a Deep Cleaning

Professional cleaning provides a fresh scent to your home by removing odors in your carpets. It also promotes the health of family members by removing allergens, dust, and dirt while extending the life of your flooring. Feel more comfortable in your home with clean carpets!

If you're looking for professional carpet cleaners, from commercial carpet cleaning to home carpet cleaning, contact the Greener Method team today!

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