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How Often Should You Have Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned?

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You vacuum your carpet a couple times each month. Does that make it clean? Unfortunately, vacuums can only clean off the surface level of your carpet. Vacuums get the crumbs and some dirt, but they don’t lift stains or remove odors that linger. Professional carpet cleanings are the best way to thoroughly clean your carpets. So, how often should you get your carpet professionally cleaned?

How Often You Should Have Your Carpets Cleaned

The Institute of Inspection cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) states:

“Most carpet manufacturers recommend that carpets are professionally cleaned by an IICRC Certified Technician every 12-18 months using a hot water extraction method to maintain the warranty. As a rule, carpets should be cleaned on a regular basis. In fact, tests have shown that if you wait until the carpet needs cleaning, you took six months off of the life of the carpet. In other words, be sure to seek professional cleaning before your carpet appears heavily soiled.”

Why It’s Important to Get Them Cleaned

Your carpet should be cleaned often, not just for aesthetics, but to maintain good indoor air quality and prolong the life of your carpet. Your carpet is the biggest air filter in your home. It traps dirt, dust, dust mites, pet dander and allergens. When the carpet is walked on, the allergens are released into the air. Regular professional carpet cleaning removes these contaminants, improving indoor air quality. This is important particularly for occupants with allergies, asthma or other respiratory ailments.

Hydro Clean Carpet Cleaning Can Help

With our varying seasons in Colorado Springs, it is easy for dirt and allergens to get into our homes. This is why Hydro Clean Carpet Cleaning uses hot water extraction method to ensure a quality clean that will keep your carpet fresh. If it has been a while since you’ve had your carpets cleaned, contact us today and we’ll get your needs met.

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