Last updated: June 12th, 2023

Vacuuming your carpet on a regular basis is vital to keeping your carpets clean and presentable. You should vacuum heavier traffic areas once a day and the entire home at least twice per week.

If you have pets you should increase the frequency with which you vacuum your carpets. Depending on how much they shed, or how many pets you have, you might have to vacuum every day.
Routine vacuuming will remove surface level dirt and help maintain the plush feel and bright colours of your carpet. Unfortunately, the quality of your carpet will deteriorate unless you go even further with your vacuuming and carpet cleaning routine.

To keep your carpet from deteriorating, you need to deep vacuum these areas. This includes a little bit of extra work once or twice a week and having your carpets professionally cleaned.

What is Deep Vacuuming?

Deep vacuuming requires anywhere from six to ten passes, including moving furniture when possible. It also means using attachments to vacuum around and beneath furniture too large to move. You must also vacuum doors and baseboards as well.
Attachments to consider include a pet grooming tool to get those stubborn naps of hair out, an extension wand to get those hard-to-reach areas, and a crevice tool to get into tight spots like corners where dust and hair seem to accumulate.
Deep vacuuming should be done at least once every two weeks or more depending on how quickly your carpets get sullied. If you have young children or pets, you should be deep vacuuming your carpets once a week.

Have Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned

You should consider having your carpets professionally cleaned once every 18 months. A professional carpet cleaning company can use their expertise and advanced technology to provide a deep clean that traditional vacuums and spot removal treatments cannot.

No matter how hard you try, you can’t match the deep and thorough clean that a professional carpet cleaning company can provide. Routine maintenance on the homeowner’s part is very important, but there is only so much you can do at home with a basic home vacuum.

Deep vacuuming and routine vacuuming in combination with annual professional carpet cleaning from an Ottawa carpet cleaner like Ja-Doc Inglis will extend the lifetime of your carpet and keep your investment looking as beautiful as they day you purchased it. Give us a call today for a free quote.