carpet cleaning mnEven though your pet may not have peed or tracked in any mud, you should still clean your carpet. A good carpet cleaning can also help to remove dust and pet hair that could exacerbate respiratory problems.  It will also prolong the carpet’s life.

Type and number of pets

The frequency with which you clean depends on how many pets and what kind of pet you have.

If your dog sheds a lot and has a lot of hair, you will need to clean the carpets more often than usual. Even if your cat is short in hair, you still must clean it.

This holds true regardless of how many pets you have. Cleaning your house will become more difficult the more pets you have. Even if your pets have good house manners and are clean, having more pets means more cleaning.

Cleaning Times

If you have one pet, it’s best to clean your carpet every other week. However, most people with one pet clean their carpet every three or four days.It would be ideal to clean your carpet twice per week.

If you have more than one pet, or if you have a lot of fur, it is best to vacuum every other day. Although it may seem like a lot of work, you’re only vacuuming.

You can book a shampoo for your carpet three to four times per year for a deeper cleaning. It’s like cleaning your carpet once a season.

How to Clean Your Carpet

Clean your carpet by getting everything off the ground. You can vacuum up most of the dust.

This is a more difficult task if you need to remove urination. You should do this quickly to avoid any unpleasant odors. A powdered cleaning product can be used to remove any odors. To clean your carpeting, you can also use shampoos and other sprays.

Professional Services

It’s a good idea to call a professional if there are a lot of pet stains or extra dirt. We are experts in treating specific stains and can also do steam cleaning using specialized equipment. We have years of experience with carpets of all kinds and can recommend the best cleaning method for you carpet.


Carpets should be cleaned at least once a week if you have pets. This will depend on the number of pets and their hair type. Although it may seem overwhelming, regular vacuuming can help maintain a clean home. For the long-term, simple vacuuming will not suffice. Book with Long & Son today to have your carpets cleaned thoroughly throughout the year. We serve Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding areas.