House Cleaning Tips

Carpet Cleaning

Carpet cleaning is a critical part of house cleaning. The frequency of your carpet cleaning depends on how dirty your carpet is. Most of the time, the only carpet cleaning necessary is vacuuming. Frequent vacuuming helps preventing dirt from permanently set into the carpet. If the carpet has been dirty for a long time, light carpet cleaning or just vacuuming will not make the carpet clean. It is important to deep clean the carpet every 12 to 18 months to remove other stains on the carpet that are not loose dirt. Carpet cleaning should not wait. If your carpet needs cleaning, clean as soon as you can. You can hire a carpet cleaning professional to help you if necessary. The sooner you clean, the cheaper and easier carpet cleaning will be.

How often should I vacuum the carpet?

In general, you should vacuum carpets at least once a week. However, in high traffic areas such as hallways, stairs or entryways, you may want to vacuum the carpet more than once a week. Twice or three times is common depending on how soon your carpet get dirty. There is the professional looking way to vacuum the carpet so that your carpet looks like it was cleaned by a carpet cleaning professional.

Carpet Cleaning

Hot water extraction or steam carpet cleaning

A popular way of household carpet cleaning is using hot water extraction or steam carpet cleaning. These steam carpet cleaning machines help improve stain resistance of your carpet by decreasing its ability to attract dirt. More about hot water extraction and steam carpet cleaning in later pages.