What You Need To Know
In order to get the most life out of your carpet, it is important to consider how often it should be professionally cleaned. You want your carpet to look its best for the longest amount of time possible, so having a regular schedule of carpet cleaning can help save you the most money in the long run. Just as you regularly change the oil in your car, preventative maintenance will keep your carpet looking its best, before dirt has time to settle into the carpet fibers.
The first step in carpet cleaning is to check your carpet warranty (if you have one). Some carpet manufacturers require that you have professional steam cleaning or hot water extraction done once a year. If you do not have a warranty, then the following variables can give you an idea about how often you should have your carpets professionally cleaned.
- Adults: If you live alone or only with another adult, then the traffic on your carpet is considerably less, provided you treat your carpet gently. In this scenario, professional cleaning is only need once every 2 years depending on traffic and your regular maintenance (vacuuming) of the carpet.
- Children: Having a full house can take its toll on your carpets and the chances of spills and stains increases dramatically with many people living under one roof. While it still depends on the amount of traffic, it is best to have your carpets cleaned every 6 to 9 months.
- Pets: We love our pets, but unfortunately our beloved cats and dogs leave dander, hair, dust, and dirt all over the carpet. With increased vacuuming, you can extend the amount of time between carpet cleanings, but you should have your carpets cleaned at least every 6 to 12 months. You should also consider having them cleaned more frequently if your pet has bladder control issues.
You want to get the full life span out of your carpet. Preventative maintenance is key in helping you do just that. Contact us with questions about our carpet cleaning services or to schedule an appointment.