How Often Should You Have Carpets Professionally Cleaned?

To get your home at its cleanest, sometimes you have to bring professionals in. Your carpet will look its best for the longest possible amount of time if you get it professionally cleaned before it starts to look worn out. There is no hard and fast rule for how often you should get your carpet professionally cleaned, though. Rather, Continental Carpet has some guidelines that you can follow to keep your carpet looking good and free from anything that could have a negative effect on your health.

Does your carpet have a warranty?

Read your carpet’s warranty papers to find out if you must get your carpets professionally cleaned within a specific amount of time. For example, many carpet warranties require you to get your carpet steam cleaned once a year in order for the warranty to remain valid.

Do you have kids?

Kids are great, but the general rule goes like this: the more feet you have walking over your carpet on a regular basis, the dirtier it gets. With kids in the home, you should consider getting your carpet cleaned every 6 to 12 months. 9 months is a good average time to keep in mind.

Do you have pets?

If you have pets their is no doubt you have had to deal with removing pet urine from your carpets. Pets leave behind hair, dander, and dust on your carpet, and your vacuum cannot pick up everything always. And of course some pets are more prone to have accidents than others, which increases how often you should bring professionals in. We suggest every 6 to 12 months, though you can get away with a longer period of time if you are able to vacuum about 3 times a week consistently.

Do you live by yourself or just with another adult?

Adults are sometimes able to keep their carpets orderly enough to justify leaving a professional carpet cleaning for once every two years. Still there is not one rule to stick with, but you can determine for yourself how often you should bring professionals in within that two year period based on your regular cleaning habits and how much traffic your carpet usually gets.

We hope this gives you some things to think about as you consider professional carpet cleaning. And if you live in the Tri-Cities Washington area, we welcome you to contact us to get your carpet cleaned by our knowledgeable, experienced staff.