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How Often Do You Need Carpet Cleaning Services?

There are many factors that determine how often your carpet will need a good professional cleaning. As a general recommendation, most experts recommend professional carpet cleaning services at least once every year or two, plus vacuuming at least once a week. But every household is different! Lifestyles, household residents, pets, and accidental spills can all affect how long a carpet will stay clean. 

Keeping the household carpets clean is worthwhile for many reasons, including keeping odors in check and reducing allergens like dust and dander. Plus, a clean carpet is visually appealing. Professionals can remove stubborn stains and discoloration, and basic maintenance can keep a carpet looking and feeling new. 

Check out Legacy Carpet’s personalized recommendations for carpet cleaning below! 

If you have furry friends: 

If you were one of the many to add a quarantine pet to the family this past year, you may have been surprised by how quickly the floors get dirty. Gone are the days of vacuuming once a week! With all of that extra cuteness comes extra pet dander, fur, and slobber. Pet owners are advised to seek professional carpet cleaning services every six months, along with regular vacuuming twice a week. 

If the carpet is located in a high-traffic area:

When a carpet is exposed to a lot of foot traffic – i.e. people walking across it with shoes – it gets dirty fast. More frequent vacuuming and spot cleaning will keep high-traffic carpets clean. Professional cleaning every four to eight months can prevent regular soiling from turning into a permanent stain. 

If someone in your home has allergies:

Allergens accumulate in carpet fibers. Especially in longer, shaggier rugs, those fibers are the perfect trap for dust, dirt, and dander. All those allergens spell misery for the allergy-sufferer in the family. Larger families with multiple pets may benefit from a deep cleaning every three months, in addition to regular biweekly vacuuming. 

In general, households with more residents and higher traffic will require more frequent cleaning. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Does cleaning the carpet ruin it over time? 

The answer is no – carpet cleaning is perfectly safe as long as it is done properly. At Legacy Carpet, our professionals use high-quality equipment that is gentle and non-damaging to your carpet. When cleaning your carpet at home, avoid harsh soap detergents that lower the lifespan of your carpet. 

What is my carpet’s lifespan? 

Quality is everything when it comes to the lifespan of your carpet. A low-quality carpet will generally last five years. High-quality carpets can last as long as fifteen to twenty five years. Of course, this long lifespan hinges on regular care and cleaning.

Schedule Carpet Cleaning Services

At Legacy Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, our wide range of professional services can keep your carpets looking and feeling as clean as the day they were installed. We are also certified in upholstery and fabric cleaning, stone masonry and ceramic cleaning, color repair, odor control, and leather cleaning. 

Give us a call at (510) 398.4766 for a free estimate! You can also fill out an online contact form by clicking this link

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