There are many benefits to having your carpets cleaned by a professional, from giving them much-needed spruce to removing allergens and pollutants to simply helping them to last longer. But the real question is, how often should you have carpets professionally cleaned
Unlike giving your floors a quick vacuuming a couple of times a week, a professional service uses special equipment and methods to remove dirt from deep down within the fibers of your carpet; therefore, it’s not needed as frequently. It’s often recommended to get your carpet cleaned professionally at least once a year, but as we’ll explore, it really does all depend on your circumstances.
Here are a few factors that will impact how frequently you need yours cleaned:
The type of fiber used
It’s important to consider the type of fiber your carpet is made from, as some are more prone to staining.
For example, nylon is a very durable fiber with natural stain resistance. On the other hand, it tends to be more difficult to remove dirt and oils from polyester carpets, meaning they may need more frequent cleaning to avoid build-up.
We’ll be happy to talk you through the properties of different carpet fibers and how often you should have them professionally cleaned.
Residential or commercial use
There is, of course, a world of difference between the carpet in your spare room at home and the hallway of a university, school, or hospital. If your carpet rarely has people walking on it, it won’t need as frequent cleaning as a public or commercial building.
Similarly, if you invite guests or clients to your premises, you may be more likely to prioritize maintaining the appearance of your carpets. You may choose to book a thorough carpet clean more regularly.
Whether your carpets are in your home or business will naturally influence how much foot traffic they see, as will their location. The flooring in your hallway or staircase is likely to need more frequent cleaning than a lesser visited room such as a study for example.
The individual habits, health, and requirements of your family, tenants or staff should also be considered.
Those with asthma or allergies will benefit from a more regular clean, as a high temperature of water and specially formulated cleaning fluid is used to kill allergens and remove pollutants during a professional clean.
Households with pets or children should also consider a more regular cleaning, due to the increased likelihood of spills and stains, as well as tracking in dirt from outdoors.
Professional cleaning is the best way to remove the build-up of dirt and debris that accumulates over time, prolonging your carpet’s lifespan and protecting the health of those who live or work in your home or building. How often you need this service, all depends on your situation. Consider the factors above when making a decision, or speak to one of our team for recommendations based on your individual circumstances.