Carpet cleaning services from the Ideal Group are carried out to the highest standard leaving your home looking and feeling like new. We offer both domestic and commercial carpet cleaning services throughout London and the South East. Our experienced carpet cleaners and advanced technology ensure a guaranteed deep clean with the minimum of disruption.
How Often Should You Have Your Carpets Cleaned?
Good quality carpets are a major investment and it pays you to look after them. but just how often they should be cleaned depends on your household. Every household is unique! The number of adults, children and pets in the home is a major consideration, as the more feet, the more soil!
Many other factors including the type of carpet, type of soil and even your ventilation system all go to determine what is best for your particular household, which is why we conduct a Healthy Home Carpet Evaluation.
On an Evaluation we will look at all the facts, and not make assumptions. For example if you took two homes next door to each – one belonging to a young family with pets at home most of the day, and the other home the same size, but owned by a young professional couple, out most of the day and evening – the difference in cleaning would be vast!
As a guide to help answer the question we have included a chart taken from the ‘Textile Cleaning Standard’ from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) the worlds leading body on textile cleaning.
|Traffic Soil Rating||Carpet Owner / Maintainer||Professional Carpet Cleaner / Restorer|
|Vacuuming||Spot Cleaning||Heavy-Use Area Cleaning||Restorative Cleaning|
|Light Soil||1 x per week||Daily or as soon as spots are noticed||Traffic areas every 12 to 18 months||Every 2 Years or per manufacturer warranty|
|Normal Soil(families with children, elderly)||1 to 2 x per week||Daily or as soon as spots are noticed||Traffic areas every 6 to 12 months||Annually|
|Heavy Soil (families with pets, smoking)||2 to 4 x per week||Daily or as soon as spots are noticed||Traffic areas every 3 to 6 months||Semi-annually (2 x annually)|
|Extreme Conditions (large families, multiple pets)||Daily||Daily or as soon as spots are noticed||Traffic Lanes every 2 to 3 months||Quarterly (4 x annually)|
They have worked with fibre producers, carpet manufactures and the Environmental Protection Agency in America and here in the UK to give a guide to the frequency of carpet cleaning in the home.
Remember you shouldn’t wait for your carpet to look dirty before you clean it. its important to keep your ‘filters’ clean so they can look after your family!
The one thing we can recommend is that you look at a planned maintenance programme. We will keep your ‘clean carpets clean’ and leave you to get on enjoying your life!
Use the correct filtered vacuum cleaner regularly to reduce dust in the home and have a planned maintenance programme with professional cleaning.
Here is a tip for you.
Freshening and deodorising a carpet
For general deodorising, we advise using homemade carpet deodorizer on a monthly basis, or as needed. The carpet should be treated in the evening and left overnight. Mix the following ingredients: 1/2 cup baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) 1/2 cup cornflower 15 drops of your favourite essential oil fragrance. Work the mixture into the carpet with a stiff brush, leave and vacuum the following day.