One question that we hear quite often from our customers is how long you should go between steam cleans for your carpet? Of course, we say this depends! However, there are some loose guidelines that you can follow to ensure that you are keeping your carpet in the best condition possible.
A general rule of thumb
A good rule of thumb is to have your carpet professionally steam cleaned at least once a year, twice if you seem to track a lot of dirt in. This way you get a good, deep cleaning and don’t let the dirt build up. Vacuum once or twice a week to keep it clean in between your steam cleaning sessions.
If you have pets
Pets that drop a lot of furs can be very annoying. You’ll probably need to vacuum more often – twice to three times a week to keep things clean. And as for professional steam cleaning? You’ll want to do that around twice to three times a year.
If you have a busy household
If you have a lot of people in your home, and especially young children, things can get dirty more quickly. So, similarly to if you have pets, you’ll need to do more cleaning. Vacuum carpets twice to three times a week and get a professional deep steam clean twice to three times a year to keep everything in tip top shape.
Is it necessary to steam clean when moving?
A lot of people ask us whether it’s necessary to steam clean your carpets before moving – they might be quite clean. Generally, the answer is always yes, to avoid having to pay extra fees to a home agent. Many rental contracts have it written in the contract that you will steam clean the carpets before moving and provide them with the receipts as proof that you have done so.
Spot cleaning & blotting
Spot cleaning your carpets in the case of spills is another issue. You may not be due for a steam clean, and the rest is already in good shape, so what do you do? First of all, remove any debris from the surface of the carpet, and then blot with a clean, dry cloth to mop up any liquid, moving the material around to the clean parts with each press. Press down quite firmly to do so. Then, take a spot cleaning product and follow the instructions to clean further. Test on a small piece of carpet in the corner to ensure it doesn’t bleach your carpet as some of these products do.
Carpets in need of a steam clean? For Sydney carpet cleaning, think of Houseproud. We offer not only domestic cleaning but professional carpet cleaning services too.