How Often Should I Have My Carpet Professionally Cleaned?

Whether you’re having new carpet installed, or you’re realizing that it’s finally time to call in a professional cleaner, one question always comes to mind: “How often should I have this done?”

To keep your carpet looking its best for as long as possible, it’s important to have it cleaned as a preventative measure— BEFORE it starts to look dirty and worn out.  Letting your carpet become overly soiled can actually cause it to break down prematurely, shortening its lifespan. So, think of a periodic carpet cleaning like a tune up on your car– a little preventative maintenance can keep it looking better and help it last longer.

To determine how often your carpets should be cleaned, here are a few things about your carpet and your lifestyle to consider.

Are You Trying to Uphold a Carpet Warranty?

If you’re having new carpet installed and you really want to protect your investment, it’s important to understand the details of its warranty. Most manufacturers call for a professional cleaning every 12-18 months. They can also be very specific about the type of cleaning process used. At Heaven’s Best, we take pride in a very safe cleaning process that is universally approved.

If you’re less worried about a warranty and more interested in just keeping your home looking (and smelling) nice, here are my suggestions for regular cleanings.

How Many People Are Living In Your Home?

Big families make warm, happy homes… but they also make messes. More people means more shoes, more dirt, and more spills. If you have children at home, I’d usually suggest having your carpets cleaned every nine months, or so. Sometime around the beginning of the school year, when the kids will be getting back into a routine (and out of the house), is a great time for a deep cleaning.

On the other hand, if you live alone or or it’s just you and your mate, you’re probably much more gentle on your floors. In cases like these it’s pretty common to go more than a year between professional cleanings– especially if you keep up with the vacuuming. All things considered, you can be the judge in regards to the level of traffic in your home and determine what’s best for your carpet.

Do You Have Pets?

We love our pets like we love our children. But, just like children, pets can be messy. If you’ve got some furry family members at home you should have your carpets cleaned by a professional every 6-9 months. If you’re potty training a puppy or dealing any kind of “accidents,” you may want to call us in more frequently. The general reason why pets require more carpet cleaning is because they shed hair, dander, and dirt onto the fibers. Vacuuming 2-3 times per week can help to lengthen time between cleanings.

Worried that regular cleaning will be too much hassle? Rest assured that our services are quick, easy and affordable.  Read this earlier blog post and let us bust a few myths to prove it!

Do you have specific questions about your professional carpet cleaning schedule? Contact Heaven’s Best today! Call or text 360-606-2707 or get a free estimate for your next professional carpet cleaning service, here!



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