How often should I vacuum my carpets?
Dirt, dust, and other debris often get trapped in the soil of your carpet. These dirt particles act like sandpaper, breaking down carpet fibers every time they are walked on, which is why it’s important to clean your carpets regularly. Households, regardless of traffic, should be vacuumed at least once a week. Restaurants carpets should be vacuumed once a day, and business offices should be vacuumed twice a week.
Tips and Tricks for Long Lasting Carpet
The best way to clean your carpets is to vacuum an area of a room or section both ways. Dust, pollen, and built-up dirt can easily get stuck in carpet fibers if you don’t vacuum in both directions. We suggest trying left to right and then front to back so that the lines intersect. Vacuuming slowly and moving in small strokes helps pick up dirt particles better, especially in high traffic areas. A 300 square-foot room should take about 15 minutes to vacuum.
Extend the life of your carpet by investing in a quality vacuum. Make sure your vacuum filters and bags are replaced every three months. Don’t wait until the bag is full, or for the indicator lights. Change the vacuum bags frequently, when they’re about 1/2 full.
Keeping your carpets clean
Don’t wait for your carpets to look dirty before giving them a good cleaning! Frequently vacuum your carpets, clean up stains immediately, and don’t forget to use your vacuum’s crevice tool to reach under furniture and hard to reach places. Spending an extra few minutes on your carpets each week will improve their look and longevity.