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How Often Should I Clean My Carpet?

This is a commonly asked question. After All Star Carpet Cleaning comes in and makes your carpets look and smell beautiful, we know you want that to last as long as possible. The fact is, professionally cleaning your carpets will in fact extend the life of your carpet. Regularly cleaning your carpets will provide a healthy, safe living environment for you and your family, at the same time adding years of life to one of the larger investments in your home. So the question is, how often should they be cleaned? The answer can depend on several factors. The chart below is taken from the IICRC Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Cleaning. It can assist you in answering any questions you may have about keeping up with your carpets maintenance.


Traffic Soil Rating Carpet Owner / Maintainer Professional Carpet Cleaner / Restorer
  Vacuuming Spot Cleaning Heavy-Use Area Cleaning Restorative Cleaning
Light Soil 1x per week Daily or as soonas spots arenoticed. Traffic areas every12 to 18 months Every 2 years or per manufacturer warranty.
Normal Soil(families withchildren,elderly) 1 to 2x per week Daily or as soonas spots arenoticed. Traffic areas every
6 to 12 months
Heavy Soil(families withpets, smoking) 2 to 4x per week Daily or as soonas spots arenoticed. Traffic areas every
3 to 6 months
(2x anually)
ExtremeConditions(large families,multiple pets) Daily Daily or as soonas spots arenoticed. Traffic lanes every
2-3 months
(4x annually)

Did you know that according to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IIRC) you should have your carpets cleaned AT LEAST 1 TIME PER YEAR depending on the amount of traffic? The IIRC is a professional association that trains & monitors cleaning technicians throughout the United States. These standards provide the guidelines used by the Carpet Industry to give your carpet the longest life possible.