Whether you’re thinking about the maintenance of the carpet in your home or commercial space, the frequency of vacuuming should be determined by the amount of regular, daily wear your carpet gets. Areas can be classified into heavy and light traffic; this is based on the amount of “use” your carpet gets in these areas.

Home experts recommend that carpets and rugs be vacuumed at least twice a week, and more often in high-traffic areas. If pets are in the home, daily vacuum cleaning is strongly recommended to remove dirt, hair, dander, and the smaller microscopic allergens that are invisible to the naked eye. Your carpets are the biggest air filter in your home. Because allergens are so light that they often float, carpeting catches many of the allergens that can cause respiratory concerns. So dry your eyes and wipe your nose,…Simply put, clean carpet keeps airborne and other impurities to a minimum.

Walking on dirty carpet allows the soil particles to work their way down into the carpet fibers, making it more difficult to remove and leading to surface damage on the carpet fibers. Often by vacuuming regularly, you will remove these particles from the surface before they can get to the fibers and create a problem. Bet you didn’t know; surface damage is the primary reason you will develop traffic patterns earlier than you should. These same areas never appear to come clean when you have the carpets professionally cleaned. Often these traffic patterns are not really dirty at all they simply have surface damage that will not allow the carpet fiber to reflect light back the same as the carpet fibers do in less traveled and matted areas.

Dirt and debris need to be removed to keep the carpet looking its best longer and improve the indoor air quality of your living space. To get the best possible results, improve indoor air quality and prolong the life and beauty of your flooring investment be sure to vacuum the areas regularly, consistently and s-l-o-w-l-y. Occasionally change your vacuuming direction to help stand the pile upright and reduce matting.

Choosing a good vacuum, appropriately adjusting the height of the vacuum and cleaning the vacuum is essential as well. You’ll find these easy tips will not only floor you with results but will keep you on the path to a happier, healthier home!