Question: How often should I have my carpet professionally cleaned?
Answer: The common recommendation I have heard is to clean your carpet once a year. The frequency of wear should be one of the main determining factors. Light use by a family of two would need it less frequently than a larger family. Families with pets and also families that have allergic members could require more frequent cleanings. The maintenance habits of the homeowner and how often they spot clean and vacuum the carpet are also considerations. In our home we never wear shoes on our carpet and we are usually working or out and about so we don’t have our carpet professionally cleaned every year. Look in the main traffic areas and make sure you clean your carpet before these areas show discoloration. If you wait too long then you could have damage that will not clean up properly.