How Often Should I Clean My Carpets?

When it comes to keeping your carpets clean, there is no shortage of advice on how often you should do it. But what about the questions that really matter? Is steam cleaning better than dry cleaning? How many times a year should you vacuum? Do you really need to vacuum every day? Is the carpet color important when choosing a cleaning method? And if so, which colors are best for each method and why? I’ll answer these questions and more in this blog post.

Your carpet will last longer if you vacuum it regularly.

If you want to keep your carpets looking their best, vacuum them regularly. Vacuuming can help prevent dust and dirt from building up on the carpeted areas of your home, thereby keeping it cleaner for longer.

  • VACUUM AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK: To ensure that a layer of ground-in dirt doesn’t take hold in your carpet fibers, vacuum at least once a week or whenever you see footprints.
  • USE A VACUUM WITH A ROTATING BRUSH: This type of brush is best for pulling up dirt from deep within the carpeting because it rotates horizontally rather than vertically as an upright vacuum does (which is why many people use both types).
carpet cleaning with vacuum

Most carpets need to be professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months.

You may be surprised to learn that vacuuming alone isn’t enough to keep your carpets looking their best. In fact, it’s a good idea to get your carpets professionally cleaned every 12 months or so, depending on the use and wear of your home.

Professional cleaning will remove more dirt than you can get with a vacuum cleaner—and it will also help remove stains, odors and allergens that might be lurking beneath the surface. Your carpet will look brighter and feel softer as well!

If you’ve got kids or pets in your home (or both), professional carpet cleaning should be done at least once every year or two because of all the dust mites in carpets (yuck!). When pet dander settles into dirt and other particles in the fibers of your carpeting over time, allergies can cause an allergic reaction for those who are sensitive to them. Professional carpet cleaners use very powerful equipment called HEPA filters that trap these microscopic particles from being released back into the air after vacuuming has finished its job.”

woman on couch with her pet dog

If you have pets, your carpet may require cleaning more often.

If you have pets, your carpet may require cleaning more often. Pets are like people in that their bodies produce waste and other substances that can cause the carpet to smell and look bad. Pet hair and dander, pet urine and feces, pet food and water, pet toys and treats, pet accidents (not all of them intentional!), medications they may be taking on a regular basis—all of these things contribute to unwanted smells or stains on the carpeting in your home.

If you have any allergy concerns related to having pets around you at home or elsewhere in your life (such as at work), then it’s important for you to know exactly how much bacteria is present on surfaces such as those found in automobiles before deciding whether or not to drive yourself anywhere else besides work after giving yourself time

Areas that get a lot of foot traffic may also require more maintenance than other parts of the home.

The areas of your home that get the most traffic are also the ones that need to be cleaned and maintained more often. These high-traffic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • The front door
  • The kitchen or bathroom (depending on which gets used more)
  • The living room, depending on how often you entertain friends and family in there, or if you’re a parent who spends a lot of time watching TV while your kids hang out with you
  • Bedrooms, if they have carpeting

There are several signs that it’s time for a professional cleaning.

  • Carpets start to look dingy and dirty.
  • Carpets start to smell unpleasant.
  • Carpets start to look dirty even after vacuuming.
  • Carpets start to look worn and faded

To keep them looking their best, carpets should be professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months or sooner if they start to look dirty or smell unpleasant.

If you want to keep your carpets looking their best, they should be professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months or sooner if they start to look dirty or smell unpleasant. If you have pets in the house, the frequency of professional cleaning will depend on how much fur they shed and whether or not you find yourself with high traffic areas that need more frequent attention.

Carpets are made up of many individual threads that hold together over time and expand when exposed to water. This natural expansion can lead to gaps between the weave which traps dirt and dust particles, causing stains and odors over time. Professional carpet cleaners use a combination of thorough vacuuming, hot water extraction (HWE) cleaning and deodorizing methods that ensure all dirt particles are removed from within each thread so your carpet looks as good as new when we leave!


No matter how often you clean your carpets, they will need to be replaced eventually. But if you only want to call in a professional carpet cleaner once or twice a year, then it’s important that you follow the steps outlined above. When it comes to cleaning your floors, there are no shortcuts or magic potions; only hard work and dedication. The good news is, this isn’t as difficult as many people think; with just one hour of work each week, you can keep your home looking spotless until it’s time for that big replacement job!