How often should I clean my carpet. Frankly I do not want to be so presumptuous as to tell you how often you should clean your home, but I can tell you that carpet manufacturers suggest cleaning between every 12 to 18 months. The E.P.A. suggests a minimum of 6 to 12 months.
As a professional cleaner I can tell you that if you have waited long enough for your traffic lanes to get dark you have waited too long. Animal dander, body oils off your feet, or maybe just stuff you walked through on the pavement adheres to the fibers of your carpet and attracts dust and dirt.
Unlike other parts of the U.S. Here in the Las Vegas Desert our soil is high in silicates. These act like crushed glass mowing the tips of the fibers and become deeply embedded into your carpet. And once the damage is done it can not be undone.
Furthermore your carpet will begin accumulating allergens from pets, pollen on the spring wind, dropping from house hold pests. These should be removed on a yearly basis.
But beyond all of this I have customers I see twice a year and I have customers that I see every couple of years. In the end it really depends on your lifestyle. But if I was to make a recommendation as to how often you should clean your carpets in Las Vegas, I would say once a year at a minimum.
Until next time.