The carpeting in your home can accumulate all sorts of nasty germs over time, which is why it’s important to have your carpets properly and professionally cleaned. The general recommendation for hiring professional carpet cleaners is every 12 to 18 months. However, that depends entirely on the household. Your lifestyle may require you to clean your carpets every six to 12 months, or even every three. Below we’ll go through a few factors that will help you determine just how often you should clean your carpet.

How often do you vacuum?

Vacuuming your carpeting once a week is the easiest way to keep your carpets clean and help them to last longer. This also means that you don’t have to spend money renting complicated carpet cleaning tools every other month. However, you’ll still need to hire a professional carpet cleaner at some point.

Does anyone have allergies?

Carpet fibres do a great job of holding onto the dust and allergens that are in the air. As your carpet is left unattended to, those allergens will build up, becoming airborne once more when disturbed by someone walking across it. In order to restore your living environment to a healthy one, you’ll need to thoroughly clean your carpets regularly to prevent a house full of sneezing and itchy-eyed residents.

Do you have pets?

Owning pets comes with the responsibility of cleaning up after them. Even trained pets will have the occasional accident or track in mud after a walk. As pet urine, feces and vomit don’t provide the most pleasant of smells, it’s important to deep clean your carpeting often so the smell doesn’t become a permanent fixture in your home.

Are there young children around?

If you have young children running around your home, then it’s not uncommon to find smudges, spills and other messes throughout. As carpet fibres can easily hold onto mud, spilt juice, paint and other messy objects, it’s necessary to clean your carpet on a regular basis to keep it looking new. Clean up spills and dirt as it appears, using safe cleaning products. For hard to clean stains, hire a professional carpet cleaning service to freshen it up.

Are shoes worn indoors?

Outdoor shoes tend to tack in dirt and small particles that can wear out carpeting material and ruin other flooring surfaces in your home. The magnitude of dirt brought in increases with each person in your household. Permanent damage to your carpeting is guaranteed if dirt and debris aren’t vacuumed up every week or so.

At Kirei Cleaning, we’re the leading providers of high-quality cleaning services at an affordable price. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, we offer residential and commercial janitorial services throughout Vancouver and its surrounding areas. Our cleaning services include floor and carpet cleaning, floor maintenance, upholstery cleaning, window washing, power washing and more. Call us today or book online for an appointment and to request a free job estimate.