The Importance of Vacumming

Importance of VacuumingIn this Picture we see the backing of a carpet. And the Obvious is that the dirt has sifted into it over time. This is due to two reasons, #1; we live in an environment which has a lot of dirt in the air, and #2; we live in a world where vacuuming does not take precedence over a family units daily lives. So what’s the solution? Education regarding the proper vacuuming techniques and having you carpet professionally cleaned per IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) standards.

Now on a carpet like the one in this photo, there is no carpet cleaner that can restore it in just one cleaning. It is at the point that it would take multiple restorative cleanings. To avoid this circumstance, vacuum according to your homes level of traffic and have your carpet professionally cleaned with more frequency.

IICRC Recommendations:

Traffic Soil Rating Carpet Owner/Maintainer Professional Carpet Cleaner/Restorer
Vacuuming Spot Cleaning Heavy-Use Area Cleaning Restorative Cleaning
Light Soil 1x per week Daily or as soon as spots are noticed Traffic areas every 12 to 18 months Every 2 years or per manufacturer warranty
Normal Soil
(families with children, elderly)
1 to 2 x per week Daily or as soon as spots are noticed Traffic areas every
6 to 12 months
Annually
Heavy Soil (families with pets, smoking) 2 to 4 x per week Daily or as soon as spots are noticed Traffic areas every
3 to 6 months
Semi-annually (2x annually)
Extreme Conditions (large families, multiple pets) Daily Daily or as soon as spots are noticed Traffic lanes every
2 to 3 months
Quarterly (4x annually)