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How often should you get your carpets cleaned?

When is it time to get your carpets cleaned?

Your carpet and area rugs have many benefits; they add warmth and style to a home. We do all we can to keep these looking great year after year. Having your carpets cleaned on a routine schedule with a professional carpet cleaning service is recommended by most carpet manufacturers. Regular maintenance is essential part of keeping a home nice and healthy. It’s no secret that carpet can collect dust, debris, pet dander, dirt and other particles over time. With that being said, there are many things you can do to minimize the dirt that comes in. Regular vacuuming is the best way to keeping carpets and rugs clean. Likewise, you can implement the no shoes rule in the house.

So the question is, how often should you clean your carpets?  For a residential home, plan to deep clean carpets and rugs at least every 6-12 months. Although, you may be able to go a little longer for light traffic areas but, 6-12 months is what is recommended. How often should you deep clean carpet in high traffic areas? Most high traffic areas such as hallways, family rooms and  all entryway rugs may need more frequent cleaning. Consider deep cleaning these areas every 6-10 months.

Are there pets in the house?

It goes without saying this is one of the biggest reasons to have your carpets cleaned. If you own a dog, cat, bird, or any animal that makes there way around the house, extra attention to the carpet and upholstery may be needed. Our little guys tend to kick up a lot of pet dander and bring in extra dirt and critters from the outside. Not to mention even the best trained dogs can have accidents from time to time. In turn, this tends to cause some unpleasant odors around the house. Always plan to clean a little more often if you have pets.


Light colored carpet versus dark colored carpet

Usually carpets that are dark in color like blues and green tend to cover dirt a little more. It blends in a little better especially, if has a pattern to it. However, carpets that are light in color like white and beige will tend to show every little particle of dirt! Because of that, homes with light colored carpets tend to need more frequent professional cleanings.

Kids in the house!

We all love our kids more than life itself but, they can make a mess! Kids will bring in mud on their shoes or spill drinks on the carpet without telling anyone. A few days later you find a drink spill from days prior. Perhaps, it’s make up smeared in real deep, or a piece of gum that seems like its never coming out of the fibers. Clearly, a house with kids will need special attention to the topic of cleaning. Furthermore, it’s important to have carpets cleaned more often with kids in the house. It’s also important to hire a professional carpet cleaning service that uses eco-friendly solutions that is safe for everyone in the home especially, kids.

Allergy Sufferers

If you or someone in your home has bad allergies, you know it can be a struggle trying to keep up the detailed cleaning your home would need. We all know carpets can contain dirt, dust, bacteria, allergens, pollen, and more. So naturally making sure to have your carpet cleaned on a regular basis can help reduce your allergy symptoms. Some cleaning products can be an irritant, and perhaps even make your allergies worse. If you suffer from allergies, it’s always best to use eco-friendly cleaning products. They won’t contain the chemicals that can irritate you.

Problem Solved

So in conclusion, no matter if you have a house for of kids, pets, and light carpets, it’s always best to stay on a cleaning schedule to keep your home maintained. We know it is hard to keep up with a home when most of us are so busy. We are glad to help. Therefore, call Ruggeek anytime to schedule a service or get a free quote over the phone. When can be reach at (770)466-8600. Our website is

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