How Often Should Rugs Be Cleaned?

This is a common question we get asked here at Cristomar. How often should you be cleaning your rugs? Well,  this answer varies. There are numerous factors that go into when a rug needs a good cleaning. For simple spots and stains, it may just be a quick cleanup. However, if you have a bunch of dander, dust, stains, and soiling on your rug, it may be time for a professional cleaning. To learn more about when you will know if your rug needs a good cleaning, keep reading!

Depending on the type of rug you have, your cleaning time frame may be different. For wool area rugs, wool specialists recommend having a professional cleaning service done on your rug every one to two years for rooms with high traffic. For wool rugs in areas of your home with less traffic, a professional cleaning is only necessary after three to five years.

Another factor that affects the time frame of when to clean your area rug is pets! Your pets can make a huge difference in your rugs and how often they need to be cleaned. As mentioned above, your rugs likely have pet dander in them and maybe even some stains from the occasional pet accident. It is recommended that pet owners frequently vacuum their rugs. Not only does vacuuming make a huge difference, but it is key to preventing further damage. With regard to professional cleaning, pet owners should have their area rugs professionally cleaned every year. Yes, this may seem like a lot, but pets are responsible for tracking debris, dirt, and germs into your home!

Kids also make a difference in when rugs should be cleaned. Do you remember drinking juice boxes and having peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in your living room as a kid? This is a common scenario for living room area rug stains. These rugs need to be vacuumed and cleaned every six to twelve months as well.

As you can see, there are numerous reasons why professional rug cleaning is necessary. Depending on your living situation, how often you need to clean your rug varies. Dirt particles can be sharp and can damage the fibers within your rugs, so it is highly recommended to vacuum high traffic areas, as well as low traffic areas, to prevent any future damage to your rugs!

Cristomar Fine Rug Care offers numerous types of cleaning services for area rugs. Rather than risk damage from products, we’ll take the risk off your hands. To learn about our cleaning services, visit our website here!