How Often Should You Clean Your Carpet?
How often should you clean your carpet?
We all have wondered how often we should clean our carpet. But here is our answer… No two homes or workspaces are alike. Some might be larger than others while some may be smaller. Some may have lots of employees and workers while others might have fewer. Since there are so many variances in types of workspaces, it is difficult to give a generic answer as to how often you should clean your carpet. However, a good rule to keep in mind is that you must get your carpet cleaned before the build-up of mildew, mold, dust and dirt can occur. This will help you extend the longevity of your carpets and preserve their health.
What are the factors that influence carpets?
There are various factors that influence the frequency of carpet cleaning. The most important being foot traffic. In a workspace where there are hundreds of workers and visitors each day, the carpet is subjected to greater wear and tear. The nature of your work also plays a role in determining the frequency of commercial cleaning needed. If you frequently work with substances like mud, dirt, food, liquids or perishable items then you will need to have your carpets cleaned more regularly. Another important factor to keep in mind is the quality, colour and style of carpet. If you are using a light colour then stains and spots are bound to be more visible. Darker coloured carpets can get away with fewer cleanings.
You can also reduce the frequency of needed commercial carpet cleaning by placing protective floor mats around high traffic areas such as break rooms, washrooms, water coolers etc. This will help you avoid stains and greatly extend the life of your carpets.
At Smile Carpet Cleaning, although we appreciate that every carpet is exposed to different amounts of wear and tear we believe every carpet should be cleaned at least once a year. Peter, the owner of Smile Carpet Cleaning lives in Bury with his wife and ensures his carpets are cleaned twice a year. Whilst Colin our chief cleaning technician has 2 small children and so gets his carpets cleaned 4 times a year and always has a bottle of our Smile Spot Remover in his cupboard as his home is prone to accidental stains.
The truth is every home is different but we recommend at least annually and then increase this depending on the footfall your carpet receives.