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How Often Should You Clean Your Carpets?

Carpet Maintenance

Carpeting adds beauty and warmth to any home or office. But regular use will soon have it looking dirty and dingy if it is not properly maintained and cleaned periodically. So, how often should a carpet be cleaned? That depends on how fast the grime and dust settle in, along with other factors like the following.

Foot traffic

Extensive use of carpeted areas will quickly deposit sand, dust, gravel, mud, and other debris on the fabric surface. The more people that use those areas, the sooner the dirtiness will begin to show. Although sweeping and vacuuming can help to a certain degree, there is no substitute for high quality professional carpet cleaning service. A homeowner or office manager often lack the time, equipment, or skill to do a thorough cleaning job of the carpeted rooms. Hiring a carpet cleaning service can get the job done fast, so the carpet looks great and is ready for use as soon as possible.

Activity level

Carpet comes in many styles for various purposes. There are high-traffic designs as well as indoor or outdoor carpet, the latter for patios or sun rooms, etc. For professional use, new carpet maintenance should be followed to keep the carpeting in good condition with an attractive appearance. Areas used by many people frequently or daily, such as business offices, stairs, or home living areas, will likely get dirty quicker than other areas. However, to ensure the carpeting throughout remains uniform in shading, it is best to have all areas cleaned at the same time. Depending on the importance of appearance, for example in a public office, bimonthly or every six months may be recommended by the manufacturer for new carpet maintenance. Other areas that are less commonly used or of minimal importance due to low visibility or non-importance of appearance can be cleaned annually or as needed.

Mechanical or natural ventilation

Homes or offices with older heating systems or vents that have collected dust for years may spew extra debris over the carpeted areas that becomes noticed over time. Updating the HVAC system may help to keep carpets clean for longer periods of time, although a professional cleaning once a year is often suggested by experts.

Children and pets

Children love playing in carpeted rooms. Often, however, playtime may result in ground-in modeling clay, crayons, or glitter from various toys. Infants or toddlers may drool, spit up, drop food crumbs, or leave other leakage on the carpet. Pets are notorious for shedding fur or depositing fleas on rugs and carpets. If they go outdoors, they can track in dirt and mud. Dogs like to chew bones or treats into tiny pieces that often are embedded in carpet fabric. Additional usage of this type may require more frequent professional carpet cleaning, perhaps every few months or so. Some debris gets crushed into the carpet so deeply that although it remains unseen, it may be smelled or felt when walking barefoot.

Carpet is a classic flooring choice for homes and offices that is easily maintained. If you are ready to have new carpet installed, call Flooring Source of Texas at (972) 778-6855 today!


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