How Often Should You Clean Your Carpets?

Your carpet gets used. There’s no reason that it should be abused.

That’s why cleaning your carpet on a regular schedule is so important. Not only does it help it to last longer, therefore saving you money and providing a wonderful conversation piece for guests (“Wow, what a great looking carpet,” they’ll exclaim), but it also helps eliminate odors and allergens from building up.

But how often is too often (or not often enough)? What is the right balance for carpet cleaning?

Here at Alamo Steam Team, our professional, experienced carpet cleaners are here to help you answer that question. But it’s more complicated than just a one-word or one-sentence answer.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few different scenarios to help you determine the right schedule for cleaning your home’s carpet flooring.

Routine Maintenance: 1-2 Times Per Week

The simplest form of carpet cleaning is doing it yourself with a household vacuum. In order to help minimize the buildup of dust and pollutants, not to mention the pesky dirt, sand, and rocks that get tracked in on a daily basis, it’s important that you vacuum at least once per week. If you have kids, pets, or an especially active lifestyle, you may want to consider vacuuming upwards of twice per week to make sure everything is staying clean and tidy.

Carpet Steam Cleaning: 1 Per Year

It’s usually a good idea to enlist the aid of a professional, rather than a do-it-yourself method, when it comes to a more heavy-duty cleaning. Professional carpet cleaners (should) use highly efficient steam cleaning methods, also known as hot water extraction, in order to produce a thorough and reliable cleaning for your carpet. Having this service done once a year helps to break down and extract the dirt, odors, and allergens which tend to get embedded deeply within your carpet’s fibers. If you’re looking for the best carpet cleaners in San Antonio, look no further than Alamo Steam Team. Our trained, certified steam cleaning professionals will have your carpets looking, smelling, and feeling cleaner and fresher than ever. Contact us to learn about our carpet cleaning specials.

Spot Cleaning: ASAP

There is no timetable for spot cleaning or stains other than as soon as humanly possible. The longer you wait to have a spill or stain cleaned up, the more difficult it will be. That’s because the materials will get soaked into your carpet’s fibers, making it more difficult to remove. While there are chemicals and solvents that you can buy to perform these spot treatments on your own, you’re better off once again enlisting the services of a professional carpet cleaner. At Alamo Steam Team, we are the experts at using steam and efficient, biodegradable enzymes to remove tough stains without compromising the health of your carpet.

Commercial Carpets: 2-3 Times Per Year

The look, feel, and smell of your commercial office building is often the best way to make a strong first impression on clients, customers, and even potential employees. If you’re the type of business that has heavy traffic on your floors, it’s imperative that you have your carpets cleaned as regularly as every six months in order to ensure you have a clean appearance and eliminate potential health risks (allergens and pollutants) for your employees and customers.

At Alamo Steam Team, our San Antonio carpet cleaners specialize in steam cleaning services for your home and commercial flooring needs. Give us a call to learn more about what we do and let us take care of it!


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