It is important to keep your carpets tidy to preserve their appearance and lengthen their lifespan. However, it is not always simple to determine how frequently they need to be professionally cleaned. The following 11 signs may indicate that it is time for the professionals to come and take a look at your rugs.

1. You Can’t Get Those Nasty Stains Off

While some carpet stains are simple to remove, others can pose difficulties. You can make things worse by attempting to remove them on your own and possibly leading them to sink further into the pile. While you should do anything in your power to clean a fresh stain right away, threading an old one can actually harm your rugs.

2. The Carpet Is Loosing Its Vibrant Colours

A lot of wear can cause carpets to discolour, in addition to looking faded and dull. This frequently takes place in high-traffic hotspot areas of the rug when dirt accumulates, and distinct colours start to appear on the carpet. Depending on the type of its fibres, sometimes carpets lose their colours because of extensive sunlight or water damage. The discolouration indicates that you need to act fast if you don’t want to replace the carpet.

stink3. Your Rug Smells Suspicious

Any smell different from the one emitted by the new carpet is a clear sign something is wrong. Odours can be trapped in the rug fibres and released into the air, giving off an unpleasant stench. To get rid of it, some people turn to homemade solutions like sprinkling baking soda and lemon. However, these “remedies” work temporarily or not at all. Your carpet needs to be deep-washed a.s.a.p. if you don’t want to buy a new one.

4. Is That Mould?

You should take immediate action if a carpet has mould, mildew, damp stains, or black spots. First, call a professional to examine the rug and determine what kind of fungi is living in your carpet. Some types of mould can be toxic and extremely dangerous. Do not attempt to clean the carpet on your own. It needs to be cleansed, washed and disinfected with specific solutions you can’t find in your local store.

5. The Carpet Looks Dirty After Cleaning It

If you only vacuum your rugs once a month or every other month, there will come a point when hoovering will be meaningless. The fibres will be clumped together, and you will even hear a soft crunch every time you step on the carpet. It is the point of no return, so you have two options – call a professional carpet cleaner or buy a new rug. To avoid spending your hard earn money, make a vacuuming routine. Clean your carpets every week and remove the stains the moment they happen.

fluffy rug6. It Is Not Fluffy Anymore

It happens to all carpets at some point. However, the ones in the high foot traffic areas of the home suffer the most. You can’t avoid it, but you can certainly delay it. As we have already mentioned, you need a carpet cleaning routine that you have to diligently follow. This way, when the time does come, you will pay way less for professional services than if your rug is completely flat and torn on the inside.

7.  A New Pet Is Comming to the Home

If you are adding a new furry member to your family, it is a good idea to clean the home from top to bottom before they come. But that is not the main reason, untrained baby-pes tend to have accidents on the carpets more frequently than adult animals. And it will stink, it will stink really, really bad. You can try o remove the stains and smells by yourself using an enzyme cleaner. If that doesn’t do the job, you will have no choice but to call for expert help.

8. You Are Expecting a Baby

Having a baby is stressful enough without thinking about the germs that hide in your home. This sign goes for all types of professional cleaning services. If you are welcoming a baby into your home, you must ensure the place is spotless. Even if you have never used a company before, this is the moment you should. We will give you 3 reasons why is that:

  • The baby needs to be in a germ-free environment to minimize the chance of infections and allergic reactions.
  • The mother needs to be completely certain that her baby is safe.
  • The mother shouldn’t have to deep-clean the house while 9 months pregnant. She has already done enough.

9. You Are Back From a Long Hospital Stay

The hospital environment is almost sterile. Every room, corridor, and door knob is disinfected regularly to exterminate bacteria and viruses. While you stay at one such medical facility, your immune system weakens not only because of the illness but also because there is nothing to challenge it. Now, imagine the shock your body will experience once you return home to your dusty carpets. Your body needs time to adjust to the world outside of the hospital, which is why once discharged, you will be required to take all sorts of vitamins and immunostimulants. Getting your carpets deep cleaned is the least you can do to help yourself get better.

allergy10. Your Allergies Are Flaring Up

Are your eyes itchy, watery, or swollen, and is your nose running? Your carpets can be the cause of the problem. If your allergy symptoms have been worse recently or you have respiratory problems, getting your rugs professionally cleaned could make a significant difference to your health. Carpets can become breeding grounds for allergy-inducing germs, bacteria, and dust mites. Household vacuum machines are not powerful enough to suck out all of the small particles embedded in your rug.

11. You Have Never Booked A Professional Carpet Cleaner Before

We are not saying that just because we are professional carpet cleaners. You need to understand that the detergents and equipment used by experts are nothing like the common ones. The regular vacuum cleaner is not powerful enough to suck in all small particles embedded in your carpets’ fibres. Altho washing your rug by hand with a brush may sound like a good idea that will save you money, we can guarantee you that by doing so, you will shorten the lifespan of your carpet.


Now, let’s check some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to carpet cleaning.

12.1 Is it worth getting carpets professionally cleaned?

The short answer is YES. Professional carpet cleaning services are designed to accommodate every rug, regardless of the type of its fibres. It will eliminate the embedded dirt, restore the faded colours, improve the indoor air quality and ensure you don’t have to change your carpets this year.

12.2 Is professional carpet cleaning better than doing it yourself?

If you are walking about deep cleaning your carpet, then yes, hiring professionals is the best option to get a spotless rug and avoid fibre damage. However, if you are thinking about regular domestic cleaning it depends on how much you value your time. If you can dedicate 1-2 hrs a week to diligently take care of your carpet – great, do it yourself. But if you have work to do or want more free time – get expert help.

12.3 How often should you professionally clean your carpet?

Like every good thing, carpet cleaning should be done in moderation. Get your rugs professionally deep-cleaned every 12 to 18 months. Always read the manufacturer’s guide, and don’t overdo it.

Keep an eye out for these signs, and don’t hesitate to call for help if any of them occur. You don’t have to deal with everything alone, as our London cleaners are always ready to assist you.

Stephanie Cooper

Stephanie is a content marketing specialist for Top Cleaners for the past several years. She has extensive experience working with cleaning companies and knows her audience. Stephanie creates engaging and useful content helping the customers of Top Cleaners with their struggles and providing them with the most accurate insight.