How Often Should I Clean my Carpet?
Perhaps the most important thing you can do to maintain and extend the life of your carpet is to have it professionally cleaned on a regular basis. The question we hear most often from customers is “How often should I clean my carpets?”. The answer is actually a little more nuanced than you might think and depends on several different factors including the material of the carpet, how often you vacuum (see our article on How to Vacuum Properly ), and how many residents and pets are in the house.
A general rule of thumb answer is every 12 to 18 months under normal circumstances. However, you may notice your carpet becoming soiled more frequently than this. If that is the case, you may want to consider a more regular maintenance plan that includes two or four cleanings per year (or more in commercial environments).
Why should I clean my carpets so often?
It is important to get started on a maintenance plan before your carpet becomes visibly dirty. The reason for this is that carpets begin to hold dirt and soils deep in the base of the fibers before the carpet begins to show signs of being soiled. These will begin to, through the daily use of the carpet, cause abrasion to the carpet fibers which can lead to irreparable wear damage. This is in addition to the obvious fact that less dirt in the carpet is easier to clean out than more.
Wouldn’t it be great if I could set up a plan for this?
We actually offer a maintenance plan called the “Stay Beautiful Club”. The way this works is, you have your carpets cleaned by us at your initial cleaning. Then, in 6 months we will come back and touch up your traffic lanes and open areas. Then, in another 6 months (at the One Year mark) we come back and, moving your light to medium furniture, provide a full regular cleaning just like we do at your initial cleaning.
You pay for your initial cleaning at the time of service. Then, you invest 10% of the cleaning price each month as your monthly Stay Beautiful Club payment. As you can see, your 6 month Touch Up cleaning and Emergency Spot Cleaning are nearly free! We charge your credit card the low monthly fee and you get the peace of mind of knowing your carpet is being carefully and perpetually maintained.You can find more information about the Stay Beautiful Club [here].