Regular Vacuuming

Regular Vacuuming

Between professional cleanings, the most important step in taking care of
your carpet is vacuuming. Thorough and frequent vacuuming, particularly in
high-traffic areas, is needed to remove dry soil.

Carpet contains 3 classifications of soil:

  1. Dry particulates such as sand, quartz, clay, carbon, limestone, feldspar plus animal hair and vegetable fibers.
  2. Animal, mineral and vegetables soils.
  3. Water-soluble soils such as food, soft drinks, etc.

The majority of soil in carpet is dry particulate and the best way to remove dry particulate soil is through regular vacuuming. Traffic patterns are formed when dry particulate soil works its way into the carpet pile, scratching carpet fibers, creating abrasion/shading issues, and leading to premature wear of the carpet.

We are often asked by clients how often carpet should be vacuumed. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration has provided the following chart for guidelines on cleaning frequency:


Traffic Soil Rating


Professional Carpet Cleaning

Light Soil

1x per week

Every 12 to 18 months

Normal Soil
(families with children, elderly)

1 to 2x per week

Every 6 to 12 months

Heavy Soil (families with pets, smoking)

2 to 4x per week

Every 3 to 6 months

Extreme Conditions (large families, multiple pets)


Every 2 to 3 months


Regular vacuuming between professional steam cleanings will help prolong the life of you carpet and will reduce the formation of traffic patterns.

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