When to Clean Your Carpets

by James C

If you want to extend the life of your carpeting, you need to clean it often. A dirty carpet contains soil and other debris that will wear your carpets fibers. Every time you walk on your dirty carpet, you are grinding the soil into the fibers, permanently scratching and wearing them. A carpet cleaning will remove these damaging particles. But how often should you clean it?
How often you clean your carpet depends on a number of different factors. You must consider how many people are in your home, if you have kids, if you have pets and whether or not smokers are in your home. For example, if you have a house with two adults, you should clean your carpet every six to twelve months. If those two people are smokers, you should clean it every four months. If you have children or pets in your home, you should clean it at least every 6 months and if you have kids and pets, you better make it every three months.
The above numbers are just a general guideline. They are based on average environmental and living conditions. Your cleaning interval will vary. You must remember that carpet is designed to hide soil and can hold its own weight in dirt. If you are noticing soil and dark areas on your carpet it is very dirty and you should have it cleaned immediately. The longer you wait, the more damage you do to your carpets and rugs so call a carpet cleaner today.

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