If we are honest, Vacuuming is a chore that often gets left behind a little. We have good intentions of a daily run-round with the Hoover – “It won’t take long…I’ve got 5 minutes…” and in no time hoovering becomes a once every couple of weeks special. And then the horror of pulling the sofa out once every year and finding an inch of dust underneath!
It’s recommended to give your carpets a good, thorough, hoover at least twice a week. There are several reasons for this:
1. Creating a healthier environment
Regular vacuuming can help prevent dust and allergens building up around your home. Removing these allergens, skin flakes and dander can help create a healthier environment for you and your family.
2. Prolong the life of your Carpets
Its surprising, but true that up to 80% of the soiling in your carpets is dry soil which settles into the carpet fibres. Regular vacuuming can remove a lot of this dry soil and keep your carpets looking newer for longer.
3. Regular and thorough hoovering will keep your carpets fresher and cleaner for longer, extending the time interval between requiring a professional deep-clean.
Its also worth considering that if you have pets or children who love to bring the outdoors, indoors, it may be an idea to hoover even more regularly. The good news is that most of this “dirty” traffic will be limited to entrances and general walkways. The general rule of thumb is that by the time a carpet looks like it needs vacuuming, it should really have been done a while ago as most dust and dirt particles settle to the bottom of the carpet pile. When you can see them, it means that there is already a build-up of dirt and dust that can already be damaging your carpets and your health…
So in conclusion, try and get the hoover out at least twice a week, try and get one with a rotating beater bar – this gives a deeper clean. Irregular cleaning can be damaging to you and your families health, regular vacuuming can minimize this. Carpets do require Professional deep-cleaning every six months to once a year depending on foot traffic, regular vacuuming on your part keeps them in tip-top condition between these cleans and helps keep your family healthier.