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How Often Should You Get Your Carpets Cleaned?

August 29, 2019

Keeping a home clean is a challenge. Most people work full-time, and you may also have children and pets adding to the mess and overall busyness. 

However, the more you do to take care of your home the better off you will be. Not only will you and your family be healthier, you’ll have a much easier time avoiding major problems that are expensive and hard to fix.

Maintaining your carpeting helps it last longer and can save you thousands. But how often should you clean your carpets? And when should you hire a professional for carpet cleaning?


Vacuum Once or Twice a Week

The simplest maintenance for your floors is vacuuming. When you vacuum often, you avoid having grit and grime build up. Not only does this reduce germs, it also keeps your carpet from being damaged. 

Not having crumbs or other messes on your carpeting for very long also helps you avoid having pests decide that your home is a great place to get a meal. It’s hard to keep up with everything, but when you develop a simple cleaning routine vacuuming will be quick and easy.

When you do this, carpet cleaning is simple and stress-free.


Spot Clean as Needed

It goes without saying that the cleaner you keep your carpets, the easier it will be to clean them in the future. That means that when there’s a spill, you should take care of it right away.

Cleaning up crumbs or food is simple, but what about liquid? Here’s what you can do: get a cloth and soak up as much of the spill as possible. Then, get a cleaning solution that won’t damage your carpet and spray it on the spot.

Don’t rub to clean – that can make a stain larger or push it deeper into the fiber. Instead, use a clean white bath towel and continue to blot up the spot and cleaner until the stain is no longer visible. 

It’s not fun, but “emergency” carpet cleaning is very effective for cleaning spots and avoiding stains. 


Professional Cleaning for Carpets

Even if you take the steps mentioned above, you’ll still need your carpet cleaning done professionally to keep your floor in the best possible shape. 

You can hire a cleaning service to professionally clean high-traffic areas every six months, and to do the whole carpet every year. If you have a household with no children or pets and very little wear and tear, you may be able to extend that. In that case, you need traffic areas cleaned every year and the whole carpet every two years.

You might need more frequent cleaning if you have a lot of children, are home all day, or have a smoker in the house. 


Choose Revive For Professional Carpet Cleaning

If you’re looking for who to call for your annual flooring cleaning, look no further than Revive. We provide carpet cleaning and other services so that you can keep your home fresh, beautiful, and safe.

Clean carpets last longer and save you time and money. If you’re ready to get started, contact us for an appointment today.

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