How often your carpets need cleaned varies depending on the number of occupants in your home. Our guide below will give you an idea of how often you should aim to have your carpets cleaned.
1-2 occupants is every 12 to 18 months
1-2 occupants with pets is every 6 to 12 months
2-4 occupants or more is every 6 to 12 months
2-4 occupants or more with pets is every 3 to 6 months
We also recommend vacuuming all your carpets at least twice a week as this helps to remove 80% of the soils and debris from your carpets. We also recommend using an upright vacuum cleaner with good suction and a beater bar, which acts to agitate the soils in your carpet and allows easier extraction. Please pay extra attention to the edges of skirting boards with your hose attachment as this will prevent the appearance of dark filter lines which are difficult to remove once they appear.
Upholstery does not need to be cleaned as regularly as carpeting, as it does not get trodden on (in most houses anyway). However if you have outdoor cats or dogs that like to sleep on your chairs and sofas, this significantly adds to the soiling and therefore the recommended frequency of cleaning.
We recommend you have your sofa cleaned every 12 to 18 months for normal soiling and every 6 to 12 months if your outdoor cats or dogs like to sleep on them or you have a heavily soiled worker in your home. You should also vaccuum your sofas regularly in order to deep dust to a minimum.