How Often Should You Have Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned?

It’s one of the most common questions we get from our customers: “How often should I have my carpets professionally cleaned?” So it makes sense for A Personal Touch Carpet Cleaning to cover this topic in a blog. Read on to learn how frequently you should engage the services of our professional carpet cleaners for a general cleaning.

Check Your Carpet Warranty

If your carpet came with a warranty and you want to keep it valid, take it out and review the fine print. Most carpet manufacturers’ warranties stipulate that the carpet should be cleaned once a year. Note: the language in the warranty might refer to a carpet cleaning/professional steam cleaning as a “hot water extraction”.

If your carpet did not come with a warranty, then it’s up to you to decide how often you’d like your carpets professionally cleaned. That said, we encourage you to contact our local carpet cleaners for an onsite consultation.

Here are two key areas of consideration when evaluating how frequently you should engage our services.

Foot Traffic

The more people who live in your house, the greater the foot traffic your carpet endures. So when thinking about getting your carpets professionally cleaned, it goes without saying that a family of two or a person living alone won’t require carpet cleaning as often as a family of six. A home with low foot traffic typically requires professionally-cleaned carpets once every two years or more, depending on the type of carpet. On the flipside, a large family should consider hiring A Personal Touch Carpet Cleaning every nine months, or more frequently if there are children in the house. Running, playing, and tracking in dirt, grass, and other stuff is grounds to pay closer attention to your carpet.


The presence of common indoor pets such as cats and dogs in most cases necessitates that a home’s carpets be professionally cleaned every 6 – 12 months. The more pets you have and the more your pets shed, the more frequently you should have us out for cleaning. Homes that are “potty training” pets should consider having the carpets cleaned at an even faster rate, at least until the pet is housebroken.

Animals shed dander and fur that nestles into the carpet and destabilizes the fibers. It’s a good idea to vacuum regularly in order to keep the dander/fur from building up. You may need to vacuum three times a week just to keep up with your pet’s shedding, which is another reason why frequent professional carpet cleanings are essential.

What Happens If I Don’t Have My Carpets Professionally Cleaned?

If you don’t have your carpets professionally cleaned, the soil that accrues on your carpet will settle into the fibers. The more soil that integrates with the fibers, the higher the probability that your carpet will break down well before it should. This is because the soil takes on a quality not unlike sandpaper. It grinds way at the carpet fiber until the carpet is too weak to withstand foot traffic, leading to tears and holes.

Littleton Trusts A Personal Touch Carpet Cleaning

For decades, Littleton and Denver homeowners have enlisted our professional carpet cleaning services to keep their homes clean and healthy. Call or email us today for a quote, and be sure to ask about our service specials. Remember at A Personal Touch, “We don’t cut corners, we clean them.”


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