Vacuuming the carpet is necessary not only to keep it clean, but also to freshen the air. Housewives have different opinions about how often to do this. However, there are some general rules that will help keep your home tidy at all times.
So how often should you vacuum your carpet?
1. What is your carpet?
Heavy-duty floor coverings such as knitted rugs or heavy Indian sisal do not require frequent cleaning. They are made of natural material that prevents dirt from penetrating deep into the carpet. So, you can vacuum such a rug about once per 2 weeks.
Soft carpets with a high pile (woolen or shag) require more careful maintenance. The advantage of such carpets is that they can repel liquid, and if you spill water on a fleecy carpet, it’s unlikely to be quickly absorbed into the fabric. It will be enough to moisten it with a dry napkin.
The rest of the carpets should be vacuumed once a week to maintain cleanliness and fresh air.
2. And what if there are children in the house?
It’s no secret that little children spend a lot of time on the floor, often licking it and picking up toys from there. Toddlers don’t understand how many bacteria accumulate in the home carpet, but a responsible parent can always protect their child with regular cleaning.
If you have small children in your home, we recommend you to vacuum the carpets daily whenever possible, as this can reduce the risk of heavy contamination entering your baby’s body. We especially recommend this for those who have pets in addition to children at home, because pets like to walk around the house with dirty paws.
3. How to properly vacuum?
The most important rule is to take your time. Cleaning should be slow to collect as much dust and dirt as possible. Pay special attention to hard-to-reach places, use special removable socks to get there.
4. Is it enough to just vacuum the carpet?
Of course, no. At least once every six months, it’s necessary to carry out wet cleaning, which allows you to collect the dust accumulated in the base of the carpet. In more detail we talked about the wet cleaning system in another article, you can find it in the “Blog” section.