How Often Should Carpet Be Professionally Cleaned?
When was the last time you had your carpets cleaned by a professional company?
Unexpected stains of all types in the middle of the night, are the worst. Barring no child or pet accidents, you may think of waiting at least another year to get them cleaned again. DON’T!
The Environmental Protection Agency recommends carpets in residential homes are cleaned every 6-12 months if 2 people or less live in the home who are non smokers. For larger families with both kids and pets, the EPA recommends a professional carpet cleaning every 3 months.
Recommendations like this are based on the indoor air quality in most homes. Dust, pet dander and a multitude of other unhealthy germs collect on carpet, which acts as filter for air circulating through your home. For people with allergies, asthma, and even pregnant women and the elderly, having clean carpets can make a big difference in their quality of life.
A quick market check of professional carpet cleaning companies and their prices will show that among both national brand names, and smaller local carpet cleaning companies, the average cost for a 3 room, two hallway carpet area cleaning is about $125 after coupons and specials are applied. Consider the healthiness of the air in your home when deciding what is the right time frame for you to clean your carpets each year.