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Carpet Cleaning — How Often Should I Do It?

a professional grade vacuum used for carpet cleaning a dirty carpetCarpet cleaning is something every El Paso homeowner needs to do. Carpet cleaning does much more than keep carpets looking great. Cleaning ensures that the carpet doesn’t trap mold, mildew, and allergens. One of big issue, however, is knowing how often your carpet should be cleaned.  The answer to this question can vary depending on many factors. For example, how does your household live? What type of carpet that you have? When you are ready to have it cleaned there’s no question as to who you should call. Steamway Carpet Cleaning is the company for you.

How To Determine if You Need Carpet Cleaning

There is an easy way to determine how often you should clean your carpet. Check the carpet’s warranty or check the manufacturer’s instructions. Relatively new carpets may be guaranteed for a period of time. However, the warranty usually will require cleaning around once every 12 to 18 months.  If your warranty or instructions mandate this set schedule, make sure of carpet cleanings at least as much as required.  If your carpet is an older one and/or you don’t have a manufacturer’s warranty, it is still generally a good idea to stick to the same basic schedule of cleaning once a year or every 18 months. This way, you’ll be sure to rid your home of mildew or allergens that can cause diseases. 

When Do You Need to Clean More Oftentwo siblings with their dog laying on a carpet in their living room

While the general guidelines for keeping a carpet clean suggest 12 to 18 months, you know your family and their living situation better than anyone. Kids and pets constantly bring dirt into the house. If you have either or both, more frequent carpet cleaning may be necessary.To find out if you could benefit from a cleaning and to get your carpet cleaned by skilled professionals, contact Steamway Carpet Cleaning today.