How Often Should Carpets Be Professionally Cleaned In Your Home?

November 20, 2018


How Often Should You Clean The Carpets In Your Home?


Think of your professional carpet cleaning in your home as preventative maintenance.  Regular cleanings will extend the life of your carpet, & improve indoor air quality in your home.  The average home is full of allergens.  Professional carpet cleaning not only keeps your home clean & healthy, it also kills dust mites & removes allergens.  To get the most life out of your carpet it's best to clean on a regular basis, before it starts showing signs of soiling & traffic patterns. Here are some factors to think about for keeping your carpet looking it's best for the longest amount of time.



Family Size


On average, most people prefer to have their carpets cleaned once a year.  This will keep your carpet looking great, & keep your home free of germs and allergens.  But to be more specific, think about how much traffic your carpet gets.  Generally speaking, a family of six should have the carpet cleaned more often than a family of four.  As a general rule, the more traffic you have on your carpet, the more often it needs to be cleaned. Remember that carpet, upholstery, & rugs collect particles in the air just like a furnace filter.  So it's important to keep them cleaned on a regular basis, just like you change your filters. 





Pets & Small Children


We all love our fur babies, but a home with indoor pets should have the carpet professionally cleaned at least every six to twelve months.  This also applies to families of small children, as they usually have a lot more spills, & tend to crawl around or play on the carpet.  Animals also shed dander & fur on the carpet, which require more frequent cleanings, instead of the routine vacuuming.  Some pets may even have an occasional accident, which would require enzyme treatment from a professional to kill the bacteria and remove odor.



No matter what your family size is, or your cleaning needs are, contact a professional carpet cleaner like Quik-Dry Inc. Carpet Cleaning in Spartanburg, SC to schedule an appointment for all your cleaning needs.  



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