Old stains, worn fabrics and tired colours can leave your home looking unloved – and a far cry from the dream house you may have envisioned. One way to prevent tired, worn carpets is with regular cleaning. But whether it’s a quick vacuum or getting in the professionals, it can be hard to know if you’re getting it right.

Sometimes, you find yourself asking whether you’re simply not cleaning your carpet often enough. Read on for our guide to how often you should clean your carpets – covering both DIY and professional cleaning.


Cleaning your carpets every day may seem a little excessive, but for spot cleaning and stain removal it is a must. The longer you leave a stain untreated, the harder it’s going to be to remove. So, as soon as you notice a stain or spillage, get your cleaning kit out and get to work.


Generally, you should give your home the once over with the vacuum 2-3 times a week. Of course, this doesn’t include spot vacuuming or dry spillages, which should be vacuumed up as soon as you can.

If you have pets, allergies, young children, a lot of people living in your home or you are a smoker, you may need to up your vacuuming to 3-4 times a week. Those areas with the highest footfall should be cleaned more regularly to prevent the carpet from becoming worn and misshapen.


If you keep on top of your vacuuming and spot cleaning, there should be little need for a monthly clean. However, if you’re noticing stained patches, worn high traffic areas or discolouration on your carpets, you may be in need of a deep clean. You can perform monthly deep cleans yourself, with a steamer or powerful carpet cleaner.


When it comes to annual carpet cleaning, you’re best leaving it to the professionals. Even with regular maintenance and monthly deep cleans, your carpet needs some TLC every once in a while. Think of it like taking your car in for a service. It’s an annual task that just needs to be done.

In fact, some carpet warranties are only valid if you have annual, or sometimes bi-annual professional cleans.

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At Clean & Dry, we have been protecting and perfecting the homes of Rotherham since 1988. Our professional carpet cleaning service will leave your home looking, feeling and smelling as good as new.