When Should You Clean Your Carpets?

You know that you should clean your carpets in order to keep your home clean and avoid pests. However, do you know how regularly you should be cleaning? Take a look at this quick guide to decide how often your carpet should be deep cleaned.
Vacuum your carpet at least once a week to keep dust from collecting on the fibers. However, a vacuum is not the same as a deep clean—this is just a step that’s helpful, not a replacement for cleaning.
When there’s a major spill or stain on your carpet, then you should get it cleaned. Spills of substances such as wine or paint can go deep into the carpet fibers and permanently stain them without interference. The best way to avoid these significant stains is to have the carpet area deep-cleaned after the spill occurs.
Even if you don’t notice any dirt or spills on your carpet, you should have a professional do a deep cleaning every 12-18 months. There’s more in your carpet than you can see, and regular cleanings are the best way to keep it from getting too dirty to be saved.
Do you have pets? If so, clean your carpet every 6-12 months. Pets shed and track dirt into your home, which can become a hazard for your carpet. This will also help anyone who’s allergic to pets, as dander won’t be building up and aggravating allergies.
If you have kids, you should clean your carpet even more often—3-6 months is recommended. Kids spend a lot of time on the floor, especially young children who don’t walk as much. You need to keep the carpet spotless in order to keep your children healthy.
If you’re unsure about when to clean your carpet, check the warranty on it. Often, warranties will have information about how often the carpet needs to be cleaned, and it’s a good guideline for starting. If you can’t find this information, you can also contact ChemDry Merrimack Valley—we’ll be happy to help you figure out the best schedule for carpet cleaning.