Carpeting is a major investment in your home. The premature demise of carpets is not the result of foot traffic; rather it is most often associated with trapped soil in the carpet fabric. Daily vacuuming with strong suction and rotating brush machines removes up to 50% or more or the soil that falls onto carpets.
However, to achieve the removal of 50% or more of the soil with routine vacuuming — up to four back and forth strokes of the wand across the carpet, is sufficient for low traffic areas. Up to ten wand strokes may be needed at outside doorways and other high traffic areas.
If you are finding that no matter how much you vacuum, your carpets and furniture still do not look like they used to, it is probably time for a deep professional cleaning.