Heavens Best of Denver often gets asked when the best time to clean is and how often. Carpet manufacturers suggest cleaning once a year, and this is a good schedule for most households. That said, many people wait until the summer when children and pets are no longer tracking in the winter snow and grime. While this makes sense, people should also realize that their carpet filters the air they breathe. Indoor air quality in a home is usually worse than the outdoor air, especially in the winter when we all are running our furnace 24/7 and not opening windows to get fresh air. Carpet cleaning removes many of these impurities from your home to help improve the air. One option for many homeowners is to clean all of the upstairs (bedrooms, hall, and stairs) during the winter months, and then clean the main floor and stairs during the summer months. This helps in many facets. First, you are cleaning any impurities from the rooms you sleep in during the winter. Second, you are cleaning the main floor in the summer when no more snow will be tracked in. Finally, you are splitting up the cost of your cleaning, which may help alleviate some of the cost burden of getting your whole house cleaned.