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How Often Should My Carpet Be Cleaned? | Cleaning Services

A professional carpet cleaning instantly restores your carpeting. It takes on the appearance of when you first had it installed or when you first moved into your home. It rids the carpeting of dirt, stains, pet dander and smells. However, how often should you realistically have the carpet cleaned? Courtesy Care is here to help address this and many more cleaning questions you might have.

Self-Cleaning Carpets

In between professional cleanings, you need to do what you can to keep your carpet clean. The best way to do this is with a vacuum. Chances are, though, you’re either not vacuuming as frequently as you should or at the necessary speed.

For starters, it is important to vacuum your entire home at least twice a week. If you have pets, increasing this to three times a week or so can help remove pet hair, dirt and other debris from the carpeting.

Additionally, you need to slow down how frequently you vacuum. While the goal of most household chores is to finish it as quickly as possible, if you move quickly you will not pick up all the dirt. In general, it should take anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes to vacuum 300 square feet. By slowing down your vacuum, you’ll pick up more dirt and odor-causing material that’s stuck in the carpet fabric. It might extend your cleaning time by a few minutes, but it ensures that you have as clean of a surface as possible.

Deep Cleaning Carpets

The cleaning services provided by the team at Courtesy Care is different from using a self-washing device. These devices use warm water to remove some dirt. However, the water likely doesn’t become hot enough or use the right cleaning solution. Steam cleaning is the best course of action and is utilized by professionals. This pulls more out of the carpet than other options. A professional cleaning pulls more moisture out of the carpet as well, so you don’t need to worry about having the carpet cleaning oversaturate the fabric.

Carpet Cleaning Frequency

Ideally, you’ll have your carpet professionally cleaned twice a year. You should have it cleaned early in the spring or at the very end of the winter. This removes the dirt buildup you’ve likely sustained from coming in and out of the house with boots. You’ll want to have the carpet cleaned again before winter. This removes the dander and pollen that has built up through spring and summer. As you rely more and more on the furnace to heat your house, you may find that you suffer from additional breathing problems, which is a systematic problem caused by what’s stuck in the carpet fabric.

There are some instances where you may want to have the carpet cleaned more than once or twice a year. If you have pets, your furry little friends will track dirt into the room on a constant basis, regardless of the season. They will also shed, pushing hair and skin flakes into the carpet. On top of this, if you smoke inside the house, tar from cigarettes will cling to the carpet. By cleaning the carpet seasonally, you’ll avoid excessive buildup from smoking and pets.

Having your carpeting cleaned once or twice a year is a great way to maintain the beautiful appearance of new carpeting while removing allergy-causing dander, dust and debris. So, if you’re in need of professional carpet cleaning or additional cleaning services or if you want to set up a cleaning service, now is the time to reach out and give the team at Courtesy Care a call.

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