What is the Right Frequency for Carpet Cleaning Services?

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We hear a common question from homeowners: how often should I schedule carpet cleaning services? This question is hard to answer without more information about your home. A general rule of thumb is to clean the carpets at least once a year, although there are situations where the services might be needed more or less frequently.

Here are a few factors that should be considered when you are setting a schedule for carpet cleaning services:

  • Traffic: Is there a lot of foot traffic moving across the carpet? If you have many people moving in and out of your home, then you will need carpet cleaning services more often compared to carpet that is infrequently used.
  • Shoes: If you wear shoes in the house, then more dirt and grime is tracked inside. Consider a no-shoe policy to protect your carpets and prevent dirty floors.
  • Allergies: Dust and other allergens will get caught in the fibers of the carpet, which can increase allergy symptoms. If someone is living in the home who has a sensitive respiratory system, then frequent carpet cleaning can be used as a strategy to reduce the allergy symptoms.
  • Pets: Families with pets usually need to have the carpets cleaned more often. Young animals often have accidents that can seep into the carpet fibers. Spot treatments aren’t enough to prevent long-term damage. Even if your pet is house-trained, the dander and hair can get trapped in the carpet.

If you are consistent with vacuuming at least 1x per week and the carpets are lightly used, then you can probably wait 12 to 18 months between carpet cleaning services. On the other hand, a home with a large family and lots of pets might need the carpets cleaned several times a year.

The best way to determine the right schedule for your carpet cleaning services is to talk to our experienced team for personal recommendations. We will help you create a schedule that matches the needs of your family. Call to learn more about the range of cleaning services that are available for your home. Scott Peterson at Home Perfect Carpet and Tile Cleaning is here to answer your questions: (951) 303-1333.