Carpet Cleaning Frequency

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Carpets and rugs add a comfortable and stylish touch to your home. Unfortunately, we did not realize that carpet fiber can easily trap and hide dirt, bacteria, fungus, and germs from our eyes.

Of course, you were thinking that you were able to keep your carpet clean by yourself? What you need to do is vacuum it alone. But you’re wrong! Carpet also needs neat intensive care from you.

This is the fact that many people may forget or may not even know. The carpet also requires regular cleaning from a professional cleaning service. In fact, almost every carpet manufacturer advises you to deep clean your carpet professionally every 8 months for normal conditions, just to make sure your carpet is clean and safe.

In other words, vacuuming itself is not enough to make sure your carpet is completely clean and safe. You need to do a deep carpet cleaning from a professional cleaning service. So how often do you need to clean your carpet?

Regular cleaning of carpets

Cleaning a carpet doesn’t just to look good and fluffy, but it promotes indoor air quality, reduces health risks and extends the carpeting’s life as well. But for most people, the most basic question about carpet remains, “How often should I clean the carpet?”

The right way to think of carpet cleaning is periodic. But what is periodic meaning? Well, periodic in cleaning is something done on a regular schedule that can vary due to special conditions. Yes, there are some conditions and questions that need to consider when determining how often you need to clean your carpet, including:

  • Do you have pets?
  • Do you have allergies?
  • Does anyone in the household smoke?
  • How heavy is foot traffic in each carpeted area?

If you do not have children, pets or smokers, regular cleaning should be done to keep your carpet clean and safe once a year. However, if you have a child, a pet or a smoker, it is recommended to do professional cleaning between 3 to 6 months.

For more information, you can see the regular carpet cleaning on the schedule below:






Day Care

1 week

Epidemic Daily
Nursing Home

1 month

High Humidity

1 week


1 month

Dusty Outside

1 week


3-6 month

Dusty Outside

1-2 month


8-12 month


3-6 month

Office Building

8-12 month Ground Level

3-6 month

Source: Michael Berry, Ph.D. in public health, author of Protecting the Built Environment: Cleaning for Health. The Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection.

Why cleaning carpet is important?

Surely you are wondering, is it important that cleaning a carpet on a regular basis? Actually, there is a lot of importance if you consistently do carpet cleaning. Without you knowing, a clean carpet can provide lasting comfort and clean environment for you. Consistently dean carpet helps families and business owners battle a host of problems, including:

  • Health problems from loose particles
  • Cases of biologically induced illness
  • Lifetime-cancer risks
  • Complaints for building owners and managers
  • Liability for building owners and managers

If you’re wondering, “Why I can’t just use a vacuum only?”. It is possible, but you must know one thing that vacuum can only remove dust, but it does not guarantee that your carpet will be clean and safe to use.

When you use a professional cleaning service, the method that they used to clean is ‘deep-cleaning’ with the use of latest technology and specially formulated detergent while being environmentally friendly. Technicians are well trained and use proper cleaning technology to remove dirt, germs, allergens, and bacteria to make sure your carpet looks beautiful and most importantly safe.

So, hurry up! Call us, CleanHero and make your appointment now! CleanHero, a professional cleaning service.

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