How often should I clean my carpet? Pittsburgh Carpet Cleaning
We are often asked this question. I end up telling the client it depends. At first, that might not seem like a great answer, but the truth is every home is different. If only two people live in the home and never wear shoes in the house, you could go two years with out cleaning your carpet. The same home with four kids and a pet are going to need to be on a different maintenance cycle. But waiting until a carpet looks dirty is always a mistake.
Health Concerns and Other Factors
Clean carpet doesn’t just look good – it promotes good indoor air quality, reduces health risks and extends the carpet’s life as well.
But for most people, the most basic question about carpet remains: How often should I clean it?
The right way to think of carpet cleaning is periodic – something done on a regular schedule that can vary due to special conditions. For example, most homeowners should clean their carpet 1-2 times a year. See the info graphic for some examples.
Why a Clean Carpet Matters
Consistently clean carpet helps families and bussiness owners battle a host of problems, including:
1. Health problems from loose particles
2. Cases of biologically induced illness
3. Lifetime-cancer risks
4. Complaints for building owners and managers
5. Liability for building owners and managers
In addition to promoting health, cleaning protects the carpet material itself.
Soil is the primary cause of premature carpet wear. Particles work their way down to the carpet’s backing and act as a grinding compound. As the carpet is walked on, these particles actually cut the fibers. This process eventually causes fiber loss and somtimes leaves bare areas on the carpet.
So please, don’t wait until it’s too late to clean your carpet.