How Often Should You Steam Clean Your Carpets?

How often you steam clean your carpets has to do with whether you have soiled carpets, or just carpets that could be cleaned every once in a while. Here are 2 guidelines to follow:

Soiled Carpets

Steam clean your carpet when it becomes soiled. The longer it remains that the way, the tougher it will be to clean. In a worst case scenario, you could damage your carpet permanently if you don't take care of a soiled carpet in time, even if you use an effective method like steam cleaning. This can be devastating to a homeowner who has to replace the carpet, or a renter who has to pay for it out of their security deposit.

General Cleaning

If your carpets aren't soiled, but you want to steam clean them on a regular basis, once a year is a good rule of thumb to follow. However, this is not a strict rule, and if you can't afford to steam clean it that often or face some other barrier, you can wait to steam clean your carpet every 2 years if you have to.

It's more important that you steam clean your carpet as a habit and make it the go-to method for cleaning dirty carpets, than it is to set a date on your calendar. However, if you prefer to set a date, stay within the 12 to 24 months range.