It’s spring and you know what that means: spring cleaning! While you should strive to keep your home clean all year long, as a clean home helps with mental and physical health, sometimes things fall by the wayside and a deep clean is necessary a few times a year. One area that is often neglected is your carpets. Do you remember the last time you did more than just vacuum? Do you even know how often you should deep clean carpet?
If the answer to one or both of those questions is no, you’re in the right place. Read on to learn how often you should clean your carpets.
You would probably be appalled to find out what is actually living in your carpeting. Dust mites are abundant and feast off of the skin flakes shed by humans and pets. Sufficiently grossed out?
The good news is that you can reduce the amount of these mites in your home with regular cleaning. For starters, you should vacuum at least once a week. If you have a large family, kids, or pets, you should vacuum two or more times a week.
The more people, pets, and traffic your home has, the more it needs to be vacuumed. Make sure your vacuum is equipped with a HEPA filter as well.
If you have allergies, you should also vacuum more often to gather up all of the dust and other debris that can hide out in your carpets.
Spot cleaning will help keep your carpets looking fresh in between deep cleans. If you have kids or pets, you might even want to invest in a carpet cleaner that you can use for these small spots, like pet messes and kid spills.
Be sure you spot test any cleaners in an inconspicuous area before you use them to make sure they don’t impact the colors of the carpet. Spot clean whenever you notice a stain or other dirty area.
Deep cleaning, or shampooing, your carpets should happen at least once a year. If you have kids, pets, and heavy traffic, you can clean them more often. However, the more you clean them, the weaker the carpet fibers become, so don’t go overboard.
Many companies recommend that you have them shampooed twice a year if you have kids and pets and if you have serious allergies. If you don’t have kids or pets, once a year should be sufficient.
The good news is that you can find great carpet shampooers that you can use on your own a few times a year and then call in a professional cleaner for a deep clean once a year. This can save you money without sacrificing clean carpets.
Deep Clean Your Carpet
If it’s been far too long since you last had cleaners out to deep clean your carpet, don’t wait any longer. Not only do clean carpets help with air quality, allergies, and asthma, they look much nicer too. Cleaning fluffs them up and has them looking brand new.
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