Just how often should you clean your carpets?

22 September 2014

Helpful Tips and Hints

Keeping carpets clean is the bane of many a home-maker’s existence. Many debate over how often one should vacuum and also how often one should have professionals in to give a good deep clean.

Do you live in a moist or humid climate? If you do, your carpets could definitely do with a good vacuuming practically every day – although not many people realise this. Vacuuming everyday also won’t be as effective at keeping your carpets in pristine condition, if you don’t have a good quality vacuum or if it’s not operating at its peak efficiency. Dirt that penetrates the nap of your carpet, begins grinding away at the fibers, this leads to dulling of the color and matting and crushing of the pile, which in turn makes your carpet look worn out faster.

So now that we know that our carpets should be vacuumed daily, it begs the question.. how often should you get your carpets professionally cleaned?

Each carpet will need to be cleaned differently depending on several things. For instance you wouldn’t want to handle a cheaply made carpet as often as you could a wool rug. Each time a carpet is cleaned it gets broken down a little and so it is important to know the quality of the carpets to be cleaned before actually doing it.

If you live alone with nothing other than normal environmental factors to dirty your carpets, cleaning them once a year should be sufficient.

If you smoke, have pets or children or if the carpet is in a high traffic area it should be cleaned every six to nine months depending on how exposed it is.

If you happen to live in a home with kids, pets and smokers it is recommended that you have the carpets cleaned as often as every three months, assuming that the grade of carpet can withstand such frequency. You may be able to clean them less frequently if you have more hard surfaced floors than carpets, taking the brunt of traffic and usage.

Homeowners be careful, you don’t want to hire an inexperienced carpet cleaner that will do more damage than good. Excessive soaking of the carpet and padding can ruin any carpet and cause mould and mildew to form if the carpet takes too long to dry. A bad carpet cleaning job can easily void your carpet warranty and ruin even the most expensive carpets!

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