How Often Should You Clean Your Carpeting In SW Florida?

How Often Should You Have Your Carpeting Professionally Cleaned?  It Depends.

People often ask, “How regularly should I professionally have my carpeting cleaned?” While we tend to jest and answer with “once a week,” the reality is that there isn’t an exact timeline. The frequency of cleaning depends on how much traffic your carpet experiences and how you maintain it. Some households can get by without professional cleanings for several years, while others may require them every three months or so.

You shouldn’t just decide to clean your carpet based on how it appears. Many carpets can hold up to a pound of dirt per square foot before showing signs of soiling, making it hard to tell if your carpeting needs cleaning or restoration. This is why commercial spaces often put their carpets on maintenance programs – they know the importance of having them cleaned regularly to keep them looking like new. Think about giving this same consideration and protection to your carpets at home!

Nowadays, manufacturers increasingly ask homeowners to put their carpets on a regular maintenance program, especially if a warranty covers them. Why? Soil, grit, and grime in your carpet act like tiny blades that cut up the fibers causing them to lose the “new” sparkle and eroding their lifetime significantly. If you’ve ever been in a home and noticed a “traffic lane” in the carpeting, that’s probably not just dirt but damage and can not be removed by carpet cleaning. When we continue to walk on carpeting or shuffle our feet in front of our favorite sofa or easy chair, we create friction that grinds the dirt and sand into the carpeting. These abrasives cut against the carpet’s nylon fibers and permanently damage them.

Carpeting is also the largest filter in your home. By design, carpeting will filter contaminates, dust mites, pollen, and soils. If not regularly cleaned, these contaminants are released into the house, contributing to allergies and indoor air pollution. With proper care (vacuuming and professional steam cleaning), you can extend your carpeting’s life expectancy while improving indoor air quality.

When contemplating how often to vacuum your carpet, consider the visual aesthetic of it all, a reduction in unhealthy contaminants that can accumulate on carpets over time, and manufacturers’ warranty requirements. Most major carpet cleaning mills require that purchasers of their carpeting have it professionally cleaned every 12-18 months by a CERTIFIED IICRC carpet cleaning company, or risk voiding their warranty.  All these factors should aid you in making an informed decision about when it is best to clean your carpeting!

Why Tru-Clean Surface Care For Your Carpet Cleaning Needs?

When it comes to carpet cleaning in SW Florida, Tru-Clean Surface Care is the company you can rely on. Since 2007, our team of experienced carpet cleaning technicians have cleaned thousands of homes and businesses and are highly trained, insured, and certified. With our state-of-the-art equipment and advanced allergen-free cleaning solutions, we can thoroughly clean your carpets while extending their life and not leaving any residues behind.

At Tru-Clean Surface Care, we understand that no two carpets are alike, which is why we offer a variety of carpet cleaning services tailored to each customer’s needs. From steam cleaning to dry carpet cleaning, we have the solutions that will get your carpets looking like new again. Our carpet technicians also specialize in spot removal and pet urine and odor treatments, so you don’t have to worry about any residual odors or stains.

Tru-Clean Surface Care is committed to providing our customers with the best carpet cleaning experience possible. Our team is always available to answer any questions you may have and provide helpful advice on keeping your carpets looking their best. With our competitive rates and superior customer service, it’s no wonder why so many people in SW Florida choose us for carpet cleaning services.

Tru-Clean Surface Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI). We are A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a-row winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award. Our cleaning solutions are allergen free and safe for pets and infants.

For more information about Tru-Clean Surface Care and our services, visit us online at or Facebook at You can also call us any time at 239-541-4888 – Cape Coral and Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island, or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, Florida.

Contact us today, and let us show you why Tru-Clean Surface Care should be your carpet cleaning provider of choice!

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