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How Often Should You Have Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned?

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The carpet in your home is seen by everyone who enters. And in many homes, it takes up the majority of the floor space. If your home has carpet, keeping it clean can feel like a chore that is never completely done. And over time your carpets may even look worse even if you keep up with weekly cleaning. Luckily, professional carpet cleaning is available to help restore your carpet and make your home look fresher. Although, many homeowners are not sure how often or when they should have their carpets professionally cleaned. To be honest, there is not a one size fits all approach to cleaning carpets. There are many factors that go into how often you ought to have your carpets cleaned.

Do You Own Pets and/or Have Kids?

Not every home is the same and that means not all carpet receives the same wear and tear. If you have pets or young children in your home, your carpets should be professionally cleaned more often. If people where shoes indoors and step on carpets they will also require more frequent cleaning. Of course, if you have kids and pets you should consider asking your carpet cleaning professional about non-toxic cleaning solutions that are kid and pet safe.

How Often Do You Vacuum?

Do you vacuum your carpet at least once a week? If not, you need to schedule a professional cleaning much more often. Vacuuming once a week helps minimize the dirt and dust in your carpet. But vacuuming does not deep clean carpets. Even those who vacuum weekly will need professional cleaning once every 12 to 18 months.

Is Your Carpet Light or Dark?

Lightly colored carpet notoriously shows dirt and stains more quickly than dark carpet. While this may seem like an inconvenience and require more frequent cleaning, it’s actually a good thing! When the dirt and stains are more visible, it will remind you to get a professional cleaning more often. And cleanings provide a variety of benefits beyond removing stains. Cleanings improve air quality and the lifespan of your carpets.

Do You Have Allergies?

Allergens often hide in carpet fibers. If you begin to notice your allergies are getting worse your carpet is likely to blame. Year-round carpets trap pollen, dust, and pet hair which makes allergies much worse. Homeowners and families with allergies may want to get a professional cleaning twice per year, rather than just once, to help keep the allergens in the home at low levels. Severe allergy sufferers may even need a professional cleaning each time the seasons change.

Call ECS Carpet Cleaners

Whether you’ve never had a professional carpet cleaning or if you just think it may be time to schedule your next one, give our team a call today! After reviewing some details about your carpet we can help you decide when it’s time for a cleaning and what type of cleaning is right for you. Plus, professional carpet cleaning isn’t as expensive as you think!

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