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Cleaning Frequency


Why Clean?


Life of Your Carpet

Dirt and grime are destructive to carpets.
These agents act like sandpaper and wear down the fibers of your
carpet faster than it should.
Albemarle’s cleaning services will clean
your carpet in accordance to industry standards specified by
all carpet warranties. Extend the life and look of your carpet.


Remove Pollutants. Carpeting and fabrics
not cleaned and properly maintained have the potential to cause
a variety of health problems inside the home and workplace.
Your carpet is gently but thoroughly deep
cleaned with our rotary scrubbing and state of the art truck-mounted
cleaning equipment to leave your carpet investment clean, spotless,
odor free and healthy again. Healthier indoor air quality.


Maintain and protect the original look and
luster of your carpet with regularly scheduled cleanings and
repairs. Save time and money.
Albemarle’s goal is to make your carpets
look and stay vibrant as long as possible, while using cleaning
agents that are safer for you, your carpet, and the environment.

How often should I have my carpets cleaned?

Most carpeting manufactures recommend a professional cleaning every
12 to 18 months depending on the type of style and warranty requirements.

However, each cleaning situation is unique, review the chart below
to see what best fits your service needs.

Cleaning Frequency Guidelines

from the IICRC Standard for Carpet Cleaning S001-1991

Traffic Soil
Carpet Owner/Maintainer
Carpet Cleaner/Restorer
Area Cleaning
Light Soil
1 time per
Daily, or
as soon as the spots are noticed
Traffic areas
every 12-18 months
Every 2 years
per manufacturer warranty
Normal Soil (Families with
children, elderly)
1-2 times
per week
Daily, or
as soon as the spots are noticed
Traffic areas
every 6-12 months
Heavy Soil (Families with
pets, smoking)
2-4 times
per week
Daily, or
as soon as the spots are noticed
Traffic areas
every 3-6 months
(2 times annually)
Extreme Conditions (Large
families, multiple pets)
Daily, or
as soon as the spots are noticed
Traffic lanes
every 2-3 months
(4 times annually)

Carpet and Rug Institute – Fact vs. Fiction

Sneezing. Coughing. Running nose. Itching red eyes. Sound familiar? Up to 50-million Americans each year experience these symptoms due to allergies. While the symptoms are very real, some of the quick-fix remedies are not – including moving to Arizona or shaving the family dog. According to many allergists, the real cure for sniffing, sneezing and wheezing may be as simple as a regular house cleaning. In household dust, common allergens from dust mites, pets, mold, and cockroaches can trigger an allergic response.

The Truth About Mold

Mold becomes a problem inside a home when there’s excessive humidity or moisture. The problem can originate from sudden water releases, like a burst pipe or large spill, or a chronic condition such as a leaking roof or plumbing. Even high humidity or warm, moist air condensing on cool surfaces can trigger mold problems. It’s always best to have the mold assessed and removed by a certified professional.

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