Carpet Cleaning: More than just appearances

Carpet Cleaning: More than just appearances

We all know a carpet or rug can really pull a room together, but have you ever wondered how often should you be cleaning your carpets and rugs?

Don’t worry, we’re not here to judge, but we can tell you everything you need to know to keep your carpets looking like new and smelling fresh!

In general, it is recommended that you vacuum your carpets and rugs once a week at least, this will loosen particles that get trapped in the carpet/rug’s fibres. But let’s break it down based on your specific circumstances:

Have Kids?

You know how messy little ones can be, it is recommended that you make sure to deep clean your high traffic areas at least every 6 to 12 months and get your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year.


Maybe you have fur friends too, in that case, it is recommended you do a regular vacuum twice a week as well as sprinkle carpet powder on any stained areas which will also help with odour. As for the high traffic areas, it is recommended you clean them every 3 to 6 months and hire a professional cleaner to wash them twice a year.


Carpets can be a nightmare for those who suffer from allergies, this is because the fibres in your carpets and rugs act as a filter, collecting any dust and allergens in the room. Because of this, it is advised you vacuum your carpets and rugs every week and consider having them professionally cleaned every two months.

You might be thinking now, gee, this is a lot of maintenance but there is more to consider. A carpeted area is usually the largest furnishing in a room and is an investment into the appearance of your home, so it makes sense to do what you can to extend its life. Moreover, a dirty carpet can make a room look outdated and even messy (even if everything in the room is in its proper place). Having your carpet professionally cleaned will also reduce what is known as the “traffic lane effects” this is when high traffic areas in your home deteriorate at a faster rate because of the foot traffic and the constant dirt being tracked in.

Miller Restoration DKI understands that whether it’s your home or business, timing is everything and that’s why we work around your schedule. Utilizing the latest technologies, we will bring life back to your carpets and rugs, extending their life and saving you money!