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How Often Should You Clean Your Carpets?

Chances are, you don’t clean your carpets enough. While the amount of traffic and soil level directly influences how often you should clean your carpets, an in-depth restorative cleaning is necessary more often than you may think. 

No matter what, your carpets should be cleaned regularly. But what does “regularly” mean? It depends on a variety of factors, primarily how much traffic your carpets get. To make things easier, we’ve laid out exactly how often you should vacuum, spot clean, and hire a professional carpet cleaning service. 

Light Soil

If you live alone and aren’t home much, chances are you fall into the “light soil” category. You should vacuum about once a week and spot clean as necessary. It’s recommended you hire a professional service once every 12-18 months to do a deep clean of heavily-trafficked areas and do a restorative cleaning once every two years. 

 
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How Often Should You Clean Your Carpets?Normal Soil

This applies to families with 1-2 children or a pet. Vacuum twice a week or as needed, and spot-cleaning as soon as you notice something. Professional services should be hired 1-2 times per year to clean heavily-trafficked areas, and a restorative cleaning should be done annually.

Heavy/Extreme Soil

If you have lots of people and pets living in your home, this is your category. Vacuuming is recommended anywhere from 3-7 times per week depending on the area, and spot-clean as needed. Heavy-duty cleaning by professionals is recommended every 3-6 months, and restorative cleaning should be done 2-3 times per year. 

A few other questions to consider when cleaning your carpet: 

Do you have allergies?

If allergies are an issue for you, a regular deep clean of your carpets could be the difference between feeling comfortable in your home and constantly sneezing. Carpets are known to house dust and other allergens, so keeping them clean is essential to a happy, healthy home.

Do you have pets?

Along the same vein, pet fur and dandruff can easily build up in your carpet. After a while, these will build up so much that even a thorough vacuuming can’t fully clean it. Pet owners should vacuum several times a week and perform as-necessary spot cleaning when accidents occur.

Does anyone in the house smoke?

Cigarette or cigar smoke can leave a lasting odor in carpets and rugs. Those odors are noticeable by anyone from guests to potential buyers of your home, so be aware of how often you smoke indoors.

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