Updated 20th june 2022
How often should I clean my carpets? This question often comes up, and to People are always asking me.
Hi, My name is Paul and I own and run Doncaster carpet Cleaners.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t live in Doncaster. This question comes up all over the carpeted world, all the time.
So how often should you get your carpets professionally cleaned?
How often should I clean my carpets – So what’s the answer?
It’s a fact, carpets get dirty. They get dirty at different rates because some people take their shoes off and some people don’t’.
Tracking in dirt is a problem. Some people manage to spill more than others and the list of why carpets get dirty at different rates goes on.
As a general rule carpet manufacturers recommend that, you will want to be having your carpets cleaned one a year.
More in high traffic areas such as the stairs, if your walk around the house with your shoes on! Most carpet warranty warranties require professional carpet cleaning at intervals.
Just because your carpet looks ok, it doesn’t mean that it’s clean. Think about it. All the carbon monoxide from the traffic comes in every time you open your doors and windows.
All the outside pollutants form traffic and so forth sticks to your clothes and that also comes in with you.
The carpet is like a massive filter. It takes in and holds onto all this pollution. Including all the coughs and colds that come and go.
It’s all in there, waiting to be warmed up and breathed in. Yes every time you walk on the carpet. Thousands of tiny particles are thrown up and you breath them all in.
Not nice. You want these particles removed regularly so as not to get a build up going on.
How often should I clean my carpets – will my carpet last longer if I clean it?
The answer to that is yes, it will. Why would that be?
You walk over your carpet. When you do this it leaves tiny pieces of grit in the carpet fibres that rub against each other and the carpet fibres and create a mincing machine for you valuble carpet.
Spot cleaning dirty patches on the carpet does you no good in the ling run.
It’s as simple as that. You need to remove these tiny pieces of sand and grit in order for the ware to stop. It’s possible to keep a bit ahead by vacuuming your carpet.
However, domestic vacuum cleaners are not really up to the task.
We recommend a yearly deep down full flush carpet clean to keep your carpet looking good and helping it to last longer.
The way to vacuum is not to just pop around with the machine and finish the room in a few minutes.
The correct way to vacuum your carpets is to follow pattern. North to south east to west. Using slow pushing and pulling movements.
You won’t get all the grit up by doing a quick flick. It’s not possible to remove all the soil in any case. However, if you do this at least every other day.
You will keep on top of the soil your carpet and help to prolong it’s life.
How often should I clean my carpets – How to remove stains in the carpet
At Doncaster Carpet Cleaners we see so much bad practice as far as carpet stain removal goes. It is the clients fault? Well no, not really.
The amount of money spent on flashy television adverts and other media advertising is spent to pull you in.
They claim all sorts of things and they are careful to be right on the edge, but not to put themselves in a position to be blamed for anything.
So lets have a look at what causes the problems and how to best avoid them.
If a stain is mud from outside, best to just let it dry.
Then brush or vac it. Otherwise you will just stain the carpet fibres and scratch them making them appear dull and lifeless. If it is a gravy stain or something with substance.
Scrape the substance up with a blunt knife or similar. Then use some clear water to dilute the stain and blot up.
Don’t rub otherwise you will split the carpet fibres.If you have a home wet vac or something similar, by all means use this to flush the carpet.
The thing to remember is that if you use any products, you need to know if it is a detergent that will just leave a sticky residue or if it is bleach based and may leave a mark.
The best thing to do is to just flush with water. If the stain remains, at least you will be giving your local carpet cleaner a fighting chance to remove it.
If it has other products on it, your chances start to reduce.
How often should I clean my carpets – How to find a carpet cleaner near me
Finding a reputable, trained and insured carpet cleaning professional in your area is easy.
For example if you live in Doncaster you could either just Google carpet cleaner Doncaster, or go to the National carpet Cleaning Web site. Click here to see videos of different carpet cleaning methods
What you need to be sure of it that the carpet cleaner you invite into your home is qualified.
Insured and preferably a known local firm. It makes sense to do your home work.
There is also the Institute of inspection cleaning & restoration certification. This is a global organisation for testing carpet cleaners at different levels.
Doncaster carpet cleaners is an advanced member of the national Carpet Cleaning Association and a Institute of inspection cleaning & restoration certification registered firm.
It’s all for the safety and peace of mind of our clients.
Call today for a free quite over the telephone: 01302 874 613
Or use our text a quote service: 075 4488 0558