How Often Should a Carpet Be Cleaned?

Clean your home's carpet effectively.
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Clean Carpet Regularly

Protecting the investment of your carpet is most effective when the carpet is cleaned often, every four to six months. Homes that share the traffic of children and pets should be professionally cleaned at regular intervals to prevent staining and permanent damage. The more often carpet is professionally cleaned, the longer the life of your carpet will be.

Save By Cleaning Annually

For a more cost-effective approach, clean once a year. Carpet will age regardless of cleanings. Save time and resources by professionally cleaning the same time each year. Before the high traffic season of the holidays, clean carpet to present a fresh atmosphere to guests. Cleaning your carpet once a year will rid your home of dust and allergens while helping to groom it's surface thoroughly.

Bottom Line

Cleaning your carpet professionally every four to six months will protect the life of your investment. However, you will reduce costs by only professionally cleaning your carpet annually to rid your home of health hazards, pollutants and dirt.


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