How often should I clean my carpets?

Many homeowners are unsure about how often to clean their home's carpeting. To answer the question, Angie's List asked a highly rated Boston carpet cleaner and a highly rated New York carpet cleaner to offer their opinions.

"In any room that you're using, whatever type of rug or carpet is on the floor, you should have them cleaned every nine to 15 months," says Marcello Capone of highly rated Capone Carpet Cleaning in Arlington, Mass.

He also says homeowners that suffer from allergies may want to consider timing their semi-annual carpet cleaning for the spring to help reduce the amount of pollen that may get trapped in the carpet.

John Curte of highly rated JC's Carpet Cleaning in Oceanside, N.Y., recommends that homeowners get their home's carpets cleaned at least twice a year.

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