Vacuuming is an easy task to put off. I don’t think many of us look forward to vacuum day (we know your cat certainly doesn’t).
But frequent vacuuming is one of the most important steps to keeping a clean carpet. The traffic areas in your house have the most dirt, grime and whatever other unimaginable things that get dragged through the house. Specifically, a vacuum is perfect for removing dry soil and dirt in these areas.
There are three types of soils that are found in carpet:
- Dry Soils
- Animal, Mineral and Vegetable Soils
- Water-Soluble Soils Like Food, Drinks, etc.
The majority of the soil you’ll find in your carpet is dry soil. This includes things like sand, carbon, limestone, quartz, clay, animal hair and more. The best way to remove this? You guessed it! Vacuuming.
Infrequent vacuuming could lead to your carpet being worn out and even looking dirty as the dirt sets in overtime and scratches your carpet fibres. If that isn’t enough reason to frequently vacuum your traffic areas, you should also be thinking about your guests.
The high traffic areas of your home are the first thing people see when they walk in. The last thing they want to see is a dirty carpet.
But the question remains, how often should I be vacuuming my carpet?
Well, different lifestyles call for different vacuuming measures and it all depends on the traffic moving in and out of your home. So here’s a quick guide to help you figure out how often you should be vacuuming your home.
Low Traffic Soil Level
If you’re living by yourself, or even with a significant other but have no pets or children, it’s most likely you won’t have to vacuum as much. For this amount of traffic and soil coming in and out of the house, we suggest vacuuming once a week and a carpet cleaning every 12 to 18 months.
Medium Traffic Soil Level
This is the most common soil level that we see. This includes families with children or elderly family members. The more people means the more traffic coming in an out of the house, so naturally, more soil will be tracked in throughout your carpet. For medium traffic soil level, we recommend vacuuming 1 to 2 times per week with a professional carpet cleaning of every 6 to 12 months.
High Traffic Soil Level
This includes families with children and households where smoking takes place. The extra activity here means more vacuuming will have to take place. For high traffic soil levels in the house, we recommend 2 to 4 days a week of vacuuming and professional carpet cleaning every 3 to 6 months.
Extreme Soil Conditions
Let’s say you have a large family with multiple kids, multiple pets, and you work a muddy construction job every day. Well, the level of soil coming in and out of the house might be in the extreme category. This is where it becomes very important to regularly vacuum your carpet or seek professional carpet cleaning services. For extreme conditions, we recommend vacuuming daily and seeking professional carpet cleaning every 2 to 3 months.
So there you have it. Vacuuming is such a critical component of keeping your carpet clean and your family healthy. If you want to act fast and take care of the soil now making your entrance way look more inviting and keeping your family healthy and safe, clean your carpet frequently following our guide above and seek a professional carpet cleaner.