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How Often Should I Clean My Carpet?

The fact is, professionally cleaning your carpets will in fact extend the life of your carpet. Our goal is to come in and make your carpets look and smell beautiful and last as long as possible. 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.

RESIDENTIAL CARPET CLEANING FREQUENCY CHART

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 soon as spots are noticed. Traffic areas every12 to 18 months Every 2 years or per manufacturer warranty.
Normal Soil (families with children, elderly) 1 to 2x per week Daily or as soon as spots are noticed. Traffic areas every
6 to 12 months
Annually
Heavy Soil(families with pets, smoking) 2 to 4x per week Daily or as soon as spots are noticed. Traffic areas every
3 to 6 months
Semi-Annually
(2x anually)
ExtremeConditions (large families, multiple pets) Daily Daily or as soon as spots are noticed. Traffic lanes every
2-3 months
Quarterly
(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.