How often should I get my carpets cleaned?

Throughout our 20 years at the forefront of carpet cleaning, there is one question we’ve been asked more than any other: “How often should I get my carpets cleaned?”

Of course, everyone recognises that keeping your carpets clean and well-maintained is essential for a healthy and aesthetically pleasing home or workplace. However, the recommended frequency of professional carpet cleaning depends on several factors specific to your property.

Generally speaking, it is advisable to have carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year. Indeed, most carpet manufacturers recommend deep cleaning at least every 12-18 months to maintain warranty coverage and ensure they stay in good shape.

So to help you make an informed decision about your need for carpet cleaning, we've put together a list of everything you should consider before scheduling your appointment with the Zerorez experts.

Things to consider when deciding how often to have your carpets cleaned

Determining how often your carpets require professional cleaning is often a personal decision based on the unique characteristics of your home or workplace. To this end, several key factors can influence the frequency of cleaning, including:

Frequency of use

Carpets in high-traffic areas, such as living rooms or hallways, tend to accumulate dirt, dust, and stains more quickly. Thus they will require more frequent cleaning.

Property occupancy

The number of people residing in your home or visiting your workplace is an important factor in carpet maintenance. Larger households or offices with many employees will need more regular cleaning to keep up with the increased foot traffic.


If you have furry friends sharing your space, their hair, dirt - and occasional accidents - can leave a lasting negative impact on your carpets. Regular cleaning is therefore crucial in maintaining a hygienic and stain-free environment.


Properties located in rural areas, close to building works, or with easy access to gardens or parks usually experience a higher level of dirt and debris being unwantedly dragged through carpet. Such factors necessitate more frequent carpet cleaning.

Making a good impression

For workplaces in particular, clean and well-maintained carpet not only enhances the professional appearance of the space, but also creates a positive impression for clients, customers, and employees.

Manufacturer recommendations

As stated, most carpet manufacturers recommend professional cleaning every 12-18 months to maintain their warranty. Following these guidelines ensures that your carpets receive deep cleaning regularly, helping them look and perform at their best. And by adhering to manufacturer recommendations, you will also be protecting your investment in your carpets and extend their lifespan.

What are the main benefits of having carpets professionally cleaned?

With so many off-the-shelf DIY carpet cleaning solutions available, it can be tempting for you to give it a go. Unfortunately, such methods rarely get the job done satisfactorily - and can even cause more lasting damage to the carpet.

Having your carpets regularly cleaned by Zerorez's industry-leading technicians offers numerous benefits, including:

Improved health and hygiene

Dirty and dusty carpets can negatively impact indoor air quality and trigger allergies or respiratory issues. Regular thorough cleaning helps eliminate these and promotes a healthier living or working environment.

Stain and spot removal

Over time, carpets can accumulate stubborn stains and spots that regular vacuuming cannot fully eliminate. Professional cleaning removes these unsightly blemishes and restores the original beauty of your carpets.

Odour elimination

Lingering odours caused by spills, pets, or general everyday use can be eradicated through deep cleaning - leaving your carpets looking fresh and odour-free.

Prolonged carpet life

Regular maintenance and cleaning helps preserve the integrity of your carpets and extends their lifespan.

Enhanced appearance

Clean carpets contribute to a more visually appealing space, adding to the overall ambience of any property and creating a positive impression for guests.

Why you should choose Zerorez for professional carpet cleaning

When it comes to professional carpet cleaning and maintenance, Zerorez is the No1 choice. Our innovative cleaning methods and advanced technology - including Zr Water, a powerful yet non-toxic cleaning fluid - sets us apart from the competition and delivers truly jaw-dropping cleans.

If you're interested in finding out more, check out the five reasons to choose Zerorez ahead of your usual carpet and surface cleaning solution.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to transform your carpets with Zerorez - contact us today to book your expert professional carpet cleaning and revitalise your spaces.