How often should you deep clean your carpets?
As summer slowly turns to autumn, we have to deal with all the dirt, dust, grime and stains that were left behind during the summer holiday. Especially if you have carpets at home.
Although mums and dads have regular cleaning routines, a lot of them are still wondering when is the best time to deep clean carpets. So that you won’t be left hanging behind, read on and find out how often in a year you should take out your carpets for a deep clean.
Why is it important to deep clean your carpet?
Even if you vacuum your carpet on a regular basis, only the surface area is kept clean. Deep cleaning, on the other hand, takes the cleaning a step further. Aside from removing dirt from the surface of the carpet, it can also remove dirt that is hidden deep inside it.
Other household furnishings or materials can give you an indication when they are due for a deep clean. Take for instance a bathtub. If there is a ring on it, it is due to be deep cleaned. How about your floors? If it is already visibly dusty and filled with scuffs, it is time to clean it thoroughly.
When it comes to carpets, it is a different thing. Although it is easy to remove dust, food crumbs and liquid spills through vacuuming and spot cleaning, carpets don’t really give us a heads-up if it’s due for a deep clean.
The vacuum cleaner cannot clean everything for you. Even if you vacuum your carpet every day, some particles are still left behind.
When past its prime, carpet is a haven for dirt, debris and bacteria. The only way we can remove deep-seated dirt in between the carpet particles is by doing hot water extraction, especially if your carpet is filled with an oily residue that an ordinary vacuum cleaner cannot grab.
Deep cleaning comes with a lot of benefits. Aside from the fact that you do not have to do it yourself, it can give your carpet a new lease in life. Deep cleaning makes carpets look new and fresh by removing fine particles and dirt that have settled inside and at the bottom.
They say that carpets can carry 450 grams of unwanted stuff (dirt, dust, debris, stains, etc.) per square foot. Just imagine the amount of dirt it has been accumulating if not deep cleaned in years!
So if you want your carpet to look like new and smell fresh, you can call on the nearest carpet cleaners in your area. It will require very little effort on your part too!
How often should I deep clean my carpets?
There is no single answer to this question because it will depend on the type of household that you have. For example, a flat with one person will require less deep cleaning sessions as compared to a house with a busy family.
However, as a general rule of thumb, deep cleaning should be done at least twice a year. But if your carpet receives a high volume of traffic every day, you are a smoker or if you have kids or pets (or both), we recommend having your carpets deep cleaned every quarter. This will help keep your carpet looking new and free from nasty looking dirt and grime.
If you can’t manage to have them deep cleaned twice a year or every quarter, you can at least do it once in a year. It is important that you hire a professional to do it for you because they can thoroughly clean your carpet from top to bottom.
If you want your carpet to last for a long time, deep cleaning is a good way to preserve its integrity. Regular deep cleaning can keep you from replacing them so often.
You can invest in a deep cleaning machine if you want to do it yourself, however, if you are a very busy and you do not have enough time to clean your house, calling the experts is the best thing to do.
Ways to keep your carpets in tip-top shape in between your professional deep clean
- Vacuum your carpet regularly. The best kind of vacuum you can use for this job is the type with a rotating brush. The brush will loosen embedded grime and dust. Run the vacuum all over the carpet, especially in areas where it gets the most foot traffic. Do not forget to run it over the crevices and corners. To get the best results out of vacuuming, vacuum in two different directions. Vacuuming will remove gunk from the surface and allow carpet cleaners to seep in and do their job more effectively. If possible, remove furniture and appliances away so you can thoroughly and evenly clean all surfaces.
- Spot treat your carpet as soon as you can. If your carpet will get any stains from mud, wine, coffee or other stuff, do not delay. Spot treat right away! First thing you need to do is to grab a paper towel and allow extra liquid to be absorbed. After that, apply a generous amount of commercial or DIY carpet cleaner to the affected area. After dabbing the cleaning solution, you will notice that the stain will start to dissolve. Dab it again with a clean cloth and repeat the process until the stain has been completely removed. Allow your carpet to dry thoroughly.
- Clean the carpet yourself using carpet shampoo and carpet cleaning machine. This is only applicable if you have a lot of time in your hands. If you do not have a carpet cleaning machine, you can rent one from cleaning companies.
We understand that cleaning the carpet may not be your cup of tea, which is why we highly recommend leaving that tedious chore to professionals. If you live in Swindon or nearby areas, you can trust Oven Bliss to deep clean your carpets.
Their professional carpet cleaning team are highly trained and experienced in their profession and passionate about obtaining excellent results for their customers. If you have any questions or you want to get a quote, you can contact them on 01793 323 521 or 07988 871 388.