One of the most common questions that carpet cleaners are asked is, “how often should my carpets be cleaned?” The answer to this question is always different. It all depends on the household and what the carpet is exposed to and how often. There is no cut and dry answer as each household varies as to how often carpet needs to be deep cleaned. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry will explain and help determine how often your carpet needs to be cleaned.
How Often Should You Use a Carpet Cleaner?
How often carpet should be cleaned in each home varies, as stated. There are a number of factors for each household to consider. First is size of the family. Larger families mean more foot traffic which can cause soiling more frequently. Another component is our pets. Dogs and cats shed hair, dander and bring in dirt from outside. This also has its effect on the carpets. Another component is how often the carpet is vacuumed. The less frequently the carpet is vacuumed the quicker the carpet gets dirty and requires the need to be cleaned. Instead of telling you how often your carpets need to be cleaned, it is better to understand how each household affects the carpet.
How Often to Clean Carpet in Light Soiling Conditions?
Smaller households with no pets or a single smaller pet creates light soiling in the home. Light soiling requires our carpets to be vacuumed at least once a week. Spot cleaning from stains should always be cleaned as they happen. If you follow these basic maintenance steps, then light soiling requires deep cleaning once every two years and every 18 months in high traffic areas.
How Often Should I Deep Clean My Carpet in a Home with Normal Soiling?
Normal soiling is soiling from a small to a medium sized family with kids and often no pets. Carpet exposed to a few children often needs to be vacuumed twice a week to remove the dirt brought inside. Again, clean stain or spills as soon as they occur. With proper care, normal soiling requires the carpet to be cleaned once a year including the high traffic areas.
How Often Should You Use a Carpet Cleaner with Heavily Soiled Carpet?
Heavy soiling comes from a large family with two or more pets in the home. High soiling can wear down the carpet very quickly. To maintain clean carpet, the carpet must be vacuumed every other day to prolong the life of the carpet. Again clean stains and messes as they occur. The carpet with heavy soiling often needs to be cleaned twice a year and sometimes the high traffic areas every three months.
Cleaning Extremely Soiled Carpet in High Traffic Areas
Is your home the hot spot for friends and family? Do they come over frequently? Do you have a medium to large family, and do you have pets? If so, this is the perfect recipe for extreme soiling. In these conditions expect to vacuum the carpet daily and of course, clean stains as they happen. Don’t be surprised that carpet in high traffic areas may need to be deep cleaned every two to three months. You may want to set up a quarterly schedule to have your carpets deep cleaned to assure your home has clean and healthy carpets.