To keep your carpet looking and performing at its best, The Carpet and Rug Institute recommends having your carpet professionally deep-cleaned every 12 to 18 months. Bear in mind that this recommended frequency is a general guideline only and can vary based on your particular circumstances. For example, some homes may need a professional carpet cleaning every 6 to 12 months. It really depends on your lifestyle and your personal preferences.
Below are some questions that may help you determine the proper cleaning frequency for your carpet:
Do you vacuum regularly?
Vacuuming at least once a week will help your carpet last longer. This is because vacuuming removes the loose particles on the surface of the carpet before they settle deeper and start abrading the fibers. In many cases, regular vacuuming allows you to go longer between professional deep cleanings. But no matter how often you vacuum, you will eventually need to call a professional carpet cleaner to extract the deep dust and dirt from your carpet. And if you rarely vacuum, now is probably the time to schedule a professional cleaning to preserve the quality of your carpet.
Does anyone in your household have allergies?
Carpet fibers act as a filter, eventually collecting much of the dust and allergens that float around in the air. As the months' pass, these allergy-inducing particles can build-up in the carpet fibers. If allowed to accumulate, these particles will become airborne again whenever someone walks across the carpet. Only a thorough cleaning can remove these allergens to restore a healthy living environment.
What color is your carpet?
Light-colored carpet can really brighten up a room, but it is notorious for revealing dirt and stains. Needless to say, maintaining the appearance of a light-colored carpet will almost always require a more frequent professional cleaning than its darker counterpart. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The lighter color allows you to easily detect an increasing level of dirt, which helps you realize when the time has come for a deep cleaning.
Does your warranty require a particular cleaning schedule?
Many carpet manufacturers require you to follow a certain cleaning regimen in order to keep your warranty in full effect. It is not uncommon to have the warranty state you must have your carpet professionally Hot Water Extracted ( "steam cleaned") every 12 -18 months.
Do you have pets?
We all love our pets. But in addition to tracking outdoor grime into your home, pets can also add dander as well as potentially urine, feces and vomit. Fortunately, frequent cleaning cans help keep you ahead of the game and keep your home clean. Our double rotating brush machine ( ZR Lifter) is especially effective at reaching into the carpet and removing pet hair that your vacuum can't get.
Do you have children?
An active home with children will require more frequent cleaning. But you don't want your children exposed to harsh chemicals.
Zerorez uses an eco-friendly cleaning agent that will remove the soil while keeping your pets and kids safe from toxins and irritants.
Do you allow shoes to be worn indoors?
Shoes not only track in dirt, they also bring in small particles of grit. This can cause the carpet fibers to wear prematurely. And the more people in your household, the more shoe traffic your carpet is having to endure. Unless this dirt and grit is periodically removed, it will eventually lead to permanent wear patterns on your carpet.
Zerorez is certified as a Platinum level service provider by The Carpet and Rug Institute.
Whether you clean your carpets often, or not-so-often, we look forward to assisting with any cleaning requirements you may have.
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