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How Often Should I Vacuum My Carpets?

June 14, 2019

Never underestimate how challenging it is to vacuum your carpets properly. The longer you let it linger, the more chances that dust has to get embedded into the fibers. Stirring up all that dust can activate your allergies, or allergies of anyone in your home, especially if they have respiratory problems. The answer to the dilemma of how often you should vacuum your carpets is simple: do it as often as you can find the time.

Carpet Wearing


It’s a common misconception to think that your carpet can wear out from being vacuumed too much. This is one reason why homeowners may avoid doing this task. However, it is incredibly rare that this should happen. More often than not, the wear and tear are caused by foot traffic and furniture damage than anything done to it by vacuums. If you are only able to vacuum once a day, that is perfectly fine. Likewise, if you are only able to do it once a week, then that is also acceptable.

More Tips for Vacuuming

Choose a solid upright vacuum cleaner. This way, you can get the best results. Find a model equipped with a beater brush. The shark vacuum is a good choice since it is an affordable model that performs well. When you start vacuuming, measure your movements. Small strokes in three-foot segments will give you the best results. Lift the vacuum slightly so you can put some pressure on the beater brush and bring it into play. Rushing through the vacuuming process is also inadvisable – so take your time.

If you go too quickly, you won’t be able to pull up all of the dirt and debris that could be hiding in the fibers of your home’s carpets. After each session, take the time to empty the canister or the bag, so you don’t overwhelm the vacuum. Full vacuums are less effective because they have nowhere to store all the dust that they are collecting. Then be sure to test the suction on the vacuum. If it isn’t good, it might be time for a replacement model. Try to vacuum small shreds of paper at a time to see how well the vacuum will pick it up.

Free Inspections

We also offer free inspections of our customers’ homes and carpets. We will inspect your vacuum cleaner for free, and let you know if there is anything wrong with it.

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If you need your carpets, furniture, drapery, mattresses, tile & grout, and air ducts cleaned, look no further than Hydro Clean Certified Restoration. We’re located in Arbutus, but we’re happy to serve customers in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Harford County, and Carroll County. We can also handle emergency fire, smoke, and water damage 24 hours/7 days weekly. Your upholstery, air ducts, and draperies are in good hands with us. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn! You can also call us if you have any questions at – 410-505-7879.

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