The Truth About How Often You Should Clean Your Carpet

“You should vacuum your carpet regularly”, “You should have scheduled professional carpet cleaning” – these are just some of the most common advice you would get when you ask different people on how often you should clean your carpet.

 

The thing is, the answer to this question will vary depending on numerous factors, such as:

The amount of traffic the carpeted area in your office or home receives;

If you (or any family member) suffer from asthma or allergies;

If you live with a pet;

The cleaning routine recommended by the manufacturer of your carpet

 

The amount of traffic the carpeted area in your office or home receives

If the carpet you are meaning to clean is located in a high traffic area within your home or office, then it is only logical that you clean it more frequently. If we are talking about a commercial space where people are free to walk on carpets with their shoes on, then vacuuming once a day would be ideal. Professional deep cleaning every three to six months is also recommended.

 

If you (or any family member) suffer from asthma or allergies

Carpets can hold air contaminants that can trigger asthma attacks or allergic reactions. Therefore, it is best to keep it clean at all times. Vacuuming at least thrice a week can help ensure that your carpet is well cleaned. You should also call in the professionals to clean your carpets twice a year.

 

If you live with a pet

When you live with a pet, especially one that is not trained yet, you should vacuum your carpet once a day and have it cleaned by the experts twice a year to get rid of any urine or other biological wastes on your carpet.

 

The cleaning routine recommended by the manufacturer of your carpet

Always check the cleaning recommended by your carpet’s manufacturer to make sure that you are not invalidating your carpet warranty. Most carpet companies would not honor the warranty if their recommended cleaning routine was not followed.