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How often do you clean carpets?

I spot clean my carpets constantly. I just rented a steam cleaner from the grocery store and am cleaning the bedroom right now. It is so much cheaper than I expected it to be and easier as well. I wish that i had know that before now because I would have probably cleaned them before now. So how often do you clean you carpets?

 
Melbornj

Asked by Melbornj at 2:41 PM on Sep. 7, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • We own a carpet cleaning business, so we use our machine about twice a year to help with the indoor air quality. Steam Cleaners/Shampooers are actualy bad for the carpets because it wears down the fibers quicker, promotes mold and mildew growth on the carpet and padding ad can cause wicking....wicking is when the weight of the water pushes a lot of the dirt/stains down deeper into the carpet...so you only clean the surface, then a few days or weeks later the dirt comes back up.

    If you want to invest in a cleaning machine look into the Oreck Orbiter
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 8:10 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • at least 1 time every season.... i will before baby comes as well too!
    pinkdena

    Answer by pinkdena at 2:44 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • clean carpet twice a week
    canta1980

    Answer by canta1980 at 2:45 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • I spot clean when it is needed.
    Raeann11

    Answer by Raeann11 at 2:48 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • I also rent a steam cleaner from my local grocery store. I usually do them once every 4 months or so, unless they get a lot of spills on them, and then I'll do them sooner.
    renea20

    Answer by renea20 at 4:19 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Total steam clean once a year.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 4:46 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • I usually clean all of my carpets about 4 times a year and spot clean when needed I have my own carpet shampooer so it's easy to do
    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 5:45 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

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