Carpet is a home investment that can last for many years with the proper care and cleaning. There are many causes of dirty carpets, including pets and kids. Much like going to the dentist BEFORE you have cavities, it is also best to get your carpet cleaned before any damage is visible. If you wait too long to get your carpet cleaned, dirt and debris can settle down into the base of the carpet fibers, causing it to break down prematurely. This will make your carpet look worn down and will shorten it’s lifespan. Take good care of your carpet and it will look beautiful for years.
Here are a few guidelines for how often carpets should be cleaned, based on your situation:
Do You Have a Warranty?
Before you determine your plan for carpet cleaning, check to see if you have a warranty on your carpet. If you do, some manufacturers require that carpets are cleaned once per year. If you do not have a warranty, consider your budget and the amount of wear and tear your carpet gets to determine the cleaning frequency that works for you.
Pet dander, urine, and dirt tracked in from outside can do a number on carpets. Once they settle into the carpet fibers, it is difficult to remove them completely. Vacuuming your carpet 3-4 times per week is recommended, but regular professional carpet cleaning is necessary to keep allergens and odors at bay. If you have pets, you should get your carpets professionally cleaned every 6-12 months, more often if your pet has urinary issues.
They are adorable, but kids can be hard on carpet. Spills and other messes can happen frequently. Also, more people in the home means deeper heavy traffic stains. It is best to clean before you start seeing heavy traffic patterns. If you have kids in the home, professional cleaning is recommended every 9 months.
It’s great to host parties and dinners in your home. Unfortunately, guests can track in all kinds of dirt and debris. One way to prevent this is to ask guests to remove their shoes before entering your home. Also, spills can happen quite easily. In the moment, you may clean them up with a towel and carpet cleaner, but this does not completely fix the problem. Depending on how often you have guests over, it is best to get your carpets cleaned every 1-2 years. If you have people over often, you may want to do it every 9 months.
Done Right Carpet and Restoration can help you keep your carpets fresh and beautiful, and extend their life. Contact us today to schedule your professional carpet cleaning.