One of the most common questions among homeowners is how often their carpets should be cleaned. While it would be convenient to have a simple, regular answer for this question, there isn’t one- it all depends on the amount of traffic your carpet endures on a daily basis! Having children and pets helps to bring on more wear and tear, as well. Below we’ll discuss how these factors affect your carpet, and how steam cleaning on a regular basis can help reduce staining, odors, and wear and tear!
How Much Traffic Does Your Carpet Withstand?
Obviously the more traffic your carpet withstands, the quicker it’s going to need to be cleaned. Placing area rugs around the room can help; then you just have to have the rugs cleaned instead of the entire carpeted area. Another good tip is to remove your shoes before you step inside the house, and to ask your houseguests and children to do the same!
Are there Children Around?
Your kiddos’ quick, rambunctious footsteps do a number on your clean and pristine carpet. As mentioned before, removing their shoes will help, and asking them to keep their food and beverages off of the carpet will help you to avoid spills and stains! If there are children around, we suggest having your carpet professionally cleaned every six to nine months.
Do You Have Pets?
This one’s probably pretty obvious; if there are pets in the home, there are going to be accidents. Accidents that will undoubtedly affect your carpet. If you have pets, we suggest having the carpets cleaned every four to eight months. This frequency is of course because your carpet will endure stains and odors from mud, urine and feces, hair and dander, etc. It can become messy really quickly!
For a professional carpet cleaning or expert tile cleaning that will do nothing but impress, contact The Steam Team today!