Most people will agree that aside from paying monthly bills, the hardest part of owning or renting a home is keeping it clean. Even for us neat freaks who adhere to a strict cleaning schedule, it can sometimes seem that the dust and dirt re-appears out of thin air just seconds after we finish tidying up!
If you, like most people, are pulling your hair trying to figure out how you can keep your home spic and span, you’ll be happy to hear that there are options!
One tip that we need to share is steam cleaning! Now, most people who have carpets in their home have tried steam cleaning at least once in their lives, but few make it a regular part of their cleaning routine. We’d like to change that, by answering a question that we get a lot. “How often is often enough to steam clean household carpets?”
1. Is your carpet under warranty?
a) Recently moved into a new home, or
b) Just had new carpets installed?
If yes, check to see if there’s a warranty on your carpeting. Specifically a warranty that mandates that you must your carpets professionally steam cleaned yearly. If there is, then it’s important to steam clean even if your carpet looks clean on the surface.
If you can’t remember whether or not such a warranty exists, be sure to check with your carpet installer.
2. Do you have pets?
As much as we love our furry four-egged friends, they can be the worst offenders when it comes to keeping the home clean. With all the dirt, dander, and doo-doo that they track into the house, your carpet can go from fresh to frightening in just days.
Frequent vacuuming can help, but it isn’t always enough.
To prevent your pet’s soiling from being absorbed into the carpet creating permanent stains, you should steam clean at least twice a year. If your pet is extra messy, you might consider increasing this number.
3. Do you have kids?
Two-legged family members can often be just a messy as their furry counterparts—and not just toddlers- Teens are messy too! With spilled food, drinks, craft supplies and everyday dirt gradually building up on your carpet everyday, you can find yourself with a real nightmare on your hands.
To protect your carpet from wear and tear from your children, steam clean it at least every four months (or three times a year).
In the end, the best way to figure out if your carpet needs a steam clean, is by using your eyes—If you can see stubborn spots and stains that won’t budge when you try to wipe them or vacuum, there’s a good chance you need to bring out the steam cleaner.
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