How Often Should I Get My Carpets Cleaned?
I know that I am guilty of saying this all the time.
Do the dishes – I’ll wait until later
Clean out my car – I’ll wait until later
Vacuum the floors – I’ll wait until later…
Get my carpet cleaned – I’ll wait until later…
And a few days pass, a few weeks pass even months…and then panic sets in.
We hear this frequently from our clients about scheduling for their yearly maintenance of rug cleaning, carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, etc. because life happens. And sometimes if something doesn’t look dirty, it becomes out of sight out of mind.
We have discussed in earlier blog posts that carpet is designed to hide A LOT of soil and dirt. And don’t even get me started on wool rugs. I wish I was kidding when I say we have spent multiple hours trying to dust a rug thinking there is no light at the end of the tunnel. And 97.845% of the time, our clients say it’s not that dirty. But we are prepped because we know from many, many years of experience that dirt and soil is well hidden.
So even though it may look “clean”, your floors and surfaces are probably hiding a heaping amount of dust, dirt, and other soil. This is why regular maintenance and yearly maintenance is super important. Here is a helpful chart of what and when you should get things cleaned (based on the average household):
|Vacuuming||Carpet Cleaning||Rug Cleaning||Tile&Grout Cleaning||
|1x-2x/week||12-18 months||18-24 months||Yearly tile cleaning, Our grout color renew will eliminate the need to always clean the grout||
Of course this does vary from person to person. A household that has many kids and pets will want to get their carpets cleaned more frequently, like 3-6 months instead. It all depends on foot traffic and how often the carpet is being used. One thing to note is your warranty. If you recently purchased carpet, make sure you know what is required to keep your warranty. Several carpet warranties require you to get your carpet cleaned every 12-18 months or else if something happens to it, you cannot file a claim. Check with your carpet retailer to make sure you know what your warranty states.
Let us know, how often do you get your stuff cleaned?
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Tags: carpet cleaning, maintenance, rug cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, upholstery cleaning, vacuuming
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Thanks for sharing this useful information. We always tend to put off carpet cleaning as it is a tiresome task to do by oneself. But then the damage you cause to your carpet by not cleaning it regularly takes a toll in the long-run. It’s easier to call for a professional near you and get it done.
I live in the UK andy cat pees regularly on my upholstery and carpets. I get them cleaned twice a year and in between I use baking soda. I see you say don’t use that. I can’t stand the smell so what can I use instead please?
Hi there! The key is to try and remove the source of the odor instead of masking it. With baking soda, it is just a temporary fix that might wreck your carpet and vacuum. We recommend spot cleaning with a pet spot treatment (my apologies, I’m not sure what is available in the UK), or you can make a home mixture: Take a 1L spray bottle and add 118mL of Hydrogen Peroxide, a drop or 2 of Fairy Washing Up Liquid, and add water. Liberally spray the affected areas, agitate with something like a spoon handle, and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then blot up the area with a clean white towel. You might have to do this a few times, depending on how much urine is in the carpeting, padding, and subfloor. I hope this helps!