How Often Should I Get My Carpets Cleaned?
How often should I get my carpets cleaned? That is an age old question we hear all the time. While you should be regularly cleaning and maintaining your carpets to ensure they always look fresh, bright and hygienic, how often you should have it professionally cleaned depends on a number of factors.
To answer this question, we must consider these factors:
- How many adults/children/pets are regularly walking on the carpet, and for adults/children, do they leave their shoes off at the front door before walking on the carpet?
Leaving your shoes off at the front door can make a big impact on the soiling of the carpet.
- How many adults/children/pets ‘mis-use’ the carpet areas, i.e. spilling drinks/food, pets having little accidents, etc?
Restricting pets to hard floor areas only and not allowing drinks/food to be consumed over the carpet, can considerably reduce the number of spills & stains.
- How many rooms are carpeted?
If there is carpet just in the bedrooms and not the whole house, then the soiling is less, than if all the living areas are carpeted.
- How often do you vacuum the carpets with a powerful/upright vacuum cleaner?
By removing the loose dirt on a weekly basis, this helps to keep on top of the soiling.
After 20 years’ experience in the carpet cleaning industry, I would estimate that 60 % of the homes we visit frequently vacuum and spot clean. They don’t allow their pets to access the carpet areas and small children are not allowed to eat in their rooms or away from a table.
For these clients, I advise that they call me every 6 months for a light maintenance track area/spot clean, and every 18 – 24 months for a professional deep & sanitising carpet clean.
For the other 40% of clients, who also may have lighter shaded coloured carpet, with children and pets that rule the home, I would advise that they call me every 6 months for a light maintenance track area/spot clean to maintain the colour and condition, and every 12 months for a full restorative & sanitising carpet clean.
If you have any further questions you would like to ask regarding carpet cleaning, please contact me directly on 0411 225 720 or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.