How Often Should I Vacuum?

by maidinbastrop - May 21, 2018

When it comes to keeping dust and allergens out of your home, vacuuming is essential. With the added benefit of keeping your carpet and rugs looking fresh.  But how often does your home needs to be vacuumed?

Importance of Regular Vacuuming

Vacuuming regularly helps reduce the amount of pollen, dust, and dander around your home, and will extend the life of your carpet.  How you ask?

The longer dirt and pet hair is left on your carpet, the deeper it sinks into the fibers.  As you walk over the debris, you are forcing it deeper into the carpet while also adding more soil from your shoes. If you don’t regularly vacuum to remove the dirt and debris, you could be left with the expensive and time-consuming task of shampooing your carpet. Letting it go too long could result in ruining your carpet or rugs to the point they may need to be replaced.

When people hear “vacuuming” they typically think just flooring but there are many other surfaces in the home that can be vacuumed to reduce the amount of dust such as; curtains/drapes, blinds. couches, and pet bedding. Most modern vacuums have a suction control allowing these tasks to be done with ease.

When Should I Vacuum?

This is not a “one size fits all” kind of answer.  It truly depends on your household.

Live Alone or Have Pets?

If you live alone with no pets, you could get away with vacuuming once a week.  If you have pets that are prone to shedding you may want to vacuum a couple times a week.

Kids, Pets and Soccer Practice

Or, if you are a busy family with pets and children running around, you may need to vacuum the high traffic areas 2-3 times a week. The other less trafficked areas, like bedrooms, you could stretch and vacuum weekly.

Vacuuming regularly is beneficial to not only your home but you as well.  Unfortunately, the homes that need the most frequent vacuuming tend to be the busiest, leaving little to no time to actually clean.

So, if you need some help with your housework, let the professionals give you a hand.  Schedule your cleaning today!