How Often Should You Deep Clean Your Carpet?

Spring cleaning season is here, and you might be looking down at your carpets, wondering whether you need to give them a deeper clean. We’re spending an increasing amount of time at home and our carpets accumulate a lot of dirt, dust and toxins, so it’s important to regularly deep clean your carpets to contribute to the overall cleanliness of your home.

So is simply vacuuming enough? In a word - no! In this article, we’ll tell you why and how often you should be deep cleaning your carpet to make sure you have a healthy home. Here are some of the most common questions we get around giving your carpet an extra good clean:


Why Should I Deep Clean My Carpet?

Carpets cover almost every inch of our home and the accumulation of damaging particles such as dirt, grit and grime is something that we don’t necessarily pay much attention to. While vacuuming is effective for removing loose dirt off your carpet and floors, it barely scratches the surface.

Deep Cleaning goes a step further than regular vacuuming by washing your carpet fibres and removing stubborn dirt that’s hidden away from the surface. A regular deep clean helps to remove abrasive grit stuck within the fibres while also adding a few years of life to your beautiful carpet.


How Often Should I Deep Clean My Carpet?

We recommend you deep clean your carpets at least once a year, but some circumstances may require you to do it more frequently. There may be several factors that affect how frequently you deep clean your carpets, but below we look at a few common household situations.

Household Type Frequency
2 Person Household 12 Months
With Children 6 Months
Pets 6 Months
Young Children & Pets 3 - 6 Months
Teenagers After every party!


How Often Should I Deep Clean My Carpet If I Have Children?

Kids just wanna have fun - so if you have them running around your home, we recommend deep cleaning your carpets at least once every six months. While you may think that it’s because of all the accidents and spills your kids are prone to cause, it’s the harmful toxins hidden in your carpet that we worry about.

We’ve all laid down on the carpet with our family - kids especially love spending time on the floor. They’ll be highly exposed to any hidden dirt when playing on the carpet and may also be putting their hands in their mouth. Deep cleaning your carpet is an effective way to thoroughly remove dirt, bacteria and mould from your carpet to keep you and your children healthy.


How Often Should I Deep Clean My Carpet If I Have Pets?

If you own a furry little friend or two, then we recommend deep cleaning your carpet at least once every six months. Your pets tend to shed pet dander by simply wandering around the house and it doesn’t help that your carpets are good at trapping them deep in the fibres. Pet Dander is the microscopic skin particles that your furry friends shed that nestles deep into your carpets that regular vacuuming won’t cut.

We love our pets but here’s a fun fact - the dried saliva, urine and dust from dried feces are an example of the particles your pet sheds which get trapped in your carpet. Deep cleaning your carpet thoroughly washes your carpet, removing these harmful bacteria that regular ol’ vacuuming can’t.


Why Use a Rug Doctor to Deep Clean Your Carpet?

There you have it - all you need to know on how often to deep clean your carpets for a healthy home. Not only does regularly deep cleaning your carpets keep your family healthy, but it also adds a fresh lease of life to your carpet. The best part is that Rug Doctor machines are super easy to use – don’t believe us? Check out the video below to see just how easy it is:


Why fork out an outrageous amount of money for a professional carpet cleaning service when Rug Doctor’s machines have the power to dig deep into your carpet and clean like a pro? Find your nearest stockist now!

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