How often should I vacuum my carpets?

Once-a-week vacuuming should be sufficient for most homes, although you can safely vacuum up to once per day. Regular vacuuming will remove the dirt that becomes embedded in the fibers. Vacuuming also removes small particles, such as sand, that are abrasive to the carpet fibers. Keep the plate height set at the right level for your carpet to avoid fiber damage.

Some homes require more-frequent vacuuming:

-Homes with numerous dogs or cats

-Homes with young children running in and out

-Homes near undeveloped land, a pond, or a lake with a sandy beach.

If you use a vacuum that requires a bag, change it when it begins to become full. A loss of suction reduces the amount of dirt the vacuum picks up. Check the brushes on the bottom every few weeks to make sure they move freely. Strings and hair can accumulate on the roller and stop it from rotating