One of the most common questions we get is: How often should I vacuum? Or, what is the best vacuum to use? So, here are some NOVA vacuuming tips to keep your carpet in tip-top shape and get the best results from your NOVA carpet cleaning.
First, vacuum often. Some home and business owners prefer to vacuum three to five times per week, simply because it helps to remove small particles of garbage, hair, dust, and dirt from the floor. For pet owners or areas where there is heavy foot traffic on a daily basis, we recommend even vacuuming once per day. There’s really no such thing as vacuuming too often. Foreign objects and dirt can wear against the fibers of your carpet and cause irreversible damage over time, and once these particles are set into the carpet, they can require more aggressive cleaning to remove, and in some cases may not come out at all. The more often you vacuum, the longer your carpet will last!
Most customers prefer to use a standard dry vacuum for regular cleanings and allow NOVA to do the detergent work. However, if you decide to try a home solution for detergent cleaning, DO NOT suck up detergent or any other spilled liquid into a dry vacuum! Use a wet-dry model (like a Shop-Vac), and make sure to rinse and dry the vacuum after each use to avoid dirty water fermenting and then blasting a foul odor into your home or office during its next use.
Remember that we always recommend vacuuming before your scheduled NOVA cleaning so that you can pick up any large particles that won’t dilute in a water-detergent solution. If you have additional questions about best vacuuming practices, please call us, we’re happy to help! And remember, if you don’t have time, or if you feel more comfortable with a NOVA specialist vacuuming your floor prior to a cleaning, please let us know in advance, and we can provide this service for an additional fee.