Carpet Care Question: How Often Should I Vacuum? Victoria BC


Question: How Often Should I Vacuum?

Answer:  Regular vacuuming is the most important cleaning activity for your carpet. About 80% of dirt that enters the home is dry. That is why a good practice is to regularly vacuum the areas that receive the most traffic, such as hallways, stairs, exterior entryways, and paths in the home where there is constant wear. Vacuum the entire carpeted area at least once a week. That depends on the amount of foot traffic and household dirt and dust to which your carpet is exposed. More use means you have to vacuum more frequently. Victoria Carpet Care recommends a vacuum cleaner with a rotating brush or “brush/beater bar” to agitate the pile and loosens soil particles. The exception to this is for shag styled products with longer yarns which might tend to wrap around a rotating brush. For these styles we recommend a suction-only vacuum.

Also, be aware that some vacuums have overly aggressive action which may damage the surface of your carpet. A less efficient vacuum can remove surface dirt but will not effectively remove the hidden particles embedded in the pile.


If you’d like to have your carpets completely cleaned—removing allergens, bacteria and pollutants—then we invite you to give us a call at 250-474-7777. Our trained customer service staff would be happy to answer any additional questions you may have regarding carpet cleaning and schedule a FREE Carpet Audit to determine what your exact needs are to care for your home.

Here’s one last point: 

"We guarantee our work.  That’s right.  We fully guarantee every cleaning job we do.  If you aren’t happy with our work, we’ll re-clean the area for free.  If you still aren’t happy, you pay nothing.  Not one red cent.  What could be more fair than that?"

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