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How Often Should You Have Carpet Professionally Cleaned?

Let’s face it: your carpet can get pretty filthy!

Between food crumbs, sand granules and dirt, pet hair and dander, and who knows what else, regular carpet cleaning is important. And while vacuuming a couple times a week is critical, it isn’t enough.

Professional carpet cleaning is an important part of carpet upkeep that regularly gets overlooked. And before you even ask, no, DIY steam cleaning and heavy suction vacuuming don’t count. Sorry, folks.

When we say professional carpet cleaning we actually mean picking up the phone and calling a professional company that uses approved carpet cleaning equipment and methods.

In addition to regular vacuuming, smart homeowners wishing to protect their investment of their carpet schedule a professional cleaning as frequently as the manufacturer recommends. This is usually once per year. Yes, it can be a slight hassle preparing for the professional cleaning process, but the benefits are worth it.

Why professional carpet cleaning is important

Some folks avoid professional carpet cleaning because they just don’t feel it’s worth their money. Here are just 3 reasons to hop on the regular, professional carpet cleaning bandwagon.

It cleans your carpet – like REALLY cleans your carpet

Dirt, dander, grime and hair can be tricky. While dusting and vacuuming eliminates a good amount, these suckers are great at finding their way deep into the fibers and backing of carpeting. So deep, in fact, that some vacuum equipment is unable to extract them.  Regularly scheduled professional cleaning with the use of proper equipment is the answer to eliminating this problem. Things like pet hair and dander are common allergens and irritants. Eliminating these airborne allergens keeps your air fresh and helps you breathe easier, especially in summer and winter months when you spend more time indoors.

It Maintains Luster

Over time, carpet can lose texture and definition. A lot of that has to do with the amount of dirt in the fibers and the abrasive wear of the tips of the tufts.

You will be amazed how much life your carpet has after a deep cleaning – especially if you have lighter colored carpeting. Darker colors enriched, lighter colors more vibrant.

Proper and Regular Vacuuming Keeps Your Warranty Intact

One of the biggest reasons to professionally clean your carpet is to cover yourself. Many carpet warranties stipulate that unless a professional cleans the carpet every 12-18 months the warranty may void. Important tip: KEEP THE RECEIPTS because the manufacturer may require them if you ever file a claim for non-performing carpet.

So, hopefully we’ve informed you and helped you to better protect your investment and extend the life of your carpet. And, in addition to the money you could save by not replacing your carpet prematurely, we have other cost-saving information.  Download our free Flooring Money Saving Guide, filled with tips and tricks on how to get the most bang for your buck.