How To Keep Your Carpets Clean & Germ-Free

Carpets undergo a great deal of wear and tear over time, which can lead to them being stained, discoloured, or damaged to the point where they need to be replaced. Your carpets represent a significant investment in your home or business, so it’s important to find ways to prevent this sort of lasting damage. To protect your investment for years to come, keeping your carpets as clean and germ-free as possible should be a top priority. 

Of course, other issues come with dirty carpets that go beyond aesthetics. Your carpet may not even look dirty, but it could be packed with air pollutants or infested with dust mites. When your carpet gets to that point, a weekly vacuum or scrub won’t be enough. To keep your carpet looking and feeling its best, it’s wise to invest in professional carpet cleaning services from a reputable local business. 

Benefits of having a clean carpet

Despite being a central aspect of many people’s homes, carpets are often neglected. Many people are unaware of all the benefits that come with having a clean carpet in their home or business. Some of the key benefits include: 

  • Better aesthetic — Simply put, clean carpets look and feel better than dirty ones. Built-up debris can give carpets an old and worn-out look that all the vacuuming in the world can’t fix. In these cases, having your carpet cleaned by a professional is necessary to restore it. 
  • Improved health — The impact that your carpeting has on your health can’t be overstated. Carpets can host allergens, dust mites, bacteria, and various other pollutants and debris. This can lead to or worsen breathing problems for vulnerable individuals, including children, the elderly, and people who suffer from asthma or allergies. By having your carpet professionally cleaned regularly, you can reduce the risk of health problems for you and your loved ones. 
  • Increased resale value — If you plan on selling your home soon, having clean carpets is essential. Carpets that look or feel dirty could lead to your home being undervalued or taking longer to sell. 
  • Carpet longevity — Having your carpets replaced can be costly. Thankfully, having your carpet cleaned can extend its longevity. To get the best results and avoid accidental damage to your carpet, it’s recommended that you hire a professional for cleanings.
  • Superior airflow — An underrated quality of having clean carpets is that it improves the airflow in your home. Carpets that get clogged with dust and other debris can influence the airflow and cause rooms in your home to feel stuffy. While vacuuming will help reduce clogging, it can’t remove all the debris in your carpet the way a professional deep cleaning can.

Keeping your carpet clean, long-term

To keep your carpet looking and performing its best for years to come, you should have it deep-cleaned by professionals every 12 to 18 months. This abroad estimate; there are a few factors that can influence how frequently your carpets need to be cleaned. Businesses with a lot of foot traffic, for example, may need carpet cleaning more regularly than some homes. Homes with pets and young children, however, may require even more regular deep cleaning to account for spills and pet hair.  

Hire a professional for the best results

Though there are ways of cleaning your carpets yourself, you’ll get the best results by hiring a trusted and insured professional. An experienced team will know how to address the unique problems presented by your carpet. They can tailor their services to address a wide range of issues with your carpet, including stains and flood damage.

A professional carpet cleaning company like Jim’s Cleaning in New Zealand cleans to the national standard using advanced products and equipment. Though we regularly perform standalone carpet cleaning services for homes and businesses, we also offer them in packages with our other house cleaning services.

If you’d like to learn more about how to deep clean your carpets, please consult our helpful FAQs below! We provide you with tips for cleaning your own carpet and more information on Jim’s Cleaning‘s services.


Do carpets hold a lot of germs?

They certainly can. Carpets actually trap air pollutants like fungi, chemicals, pollen, tars, bacteria, cigarette smoke, and other damaging residues. This is generally a good thing, as they’re then prevented from being spread around the house. But once carpets become too dirty, they’re no longer effective at filtering these pollutants. To put it simply, they’re at capacity. These pollutants are difficult to remove, making regular professional cleanings essential.

How can I keep my carpet germ-free?

Trying to keep your carpets 100% germ-free is an unattainable standard. However, there are ways of slowing the spread of bacteria in your carpet, which is a type of germ that can cause illnesses. One of the most effective ways of slowing the spread of bacteria on your carpet is regular vacuuming. A vacuum can remove things like loose soil before it gets embedded into the fibres of your carpet. While this helps lower the amount of bacteria in your carpet, it will still require periodic deep cleans.

What is the best way to clean carpets?

There are some cleaning methods you can do yourself, such as vacuuming and scrubbing with water and vinegar. However, the absolute best ways to clean a carpet can only be done by a professional. This is due to the advanced equipment necessary to perform both steam cleanings and dry cleanings, such as carpet extractors, spotting machines, carpet dryers, and more. This equipment tends to be expensive and also requires training and extensive expertise to be used properly.

How do I clean my carpet like a professional?

To clean your carpet like a professional, you’ll need to invest in high-end equipment like a carpet steam cleaner. Once you have a steam cleaner, you can use it alongside basic cleaning ingredients to clean your own carpet. Please note, a good carpet steam cleaner will cost a few hundred dollars. This is one of the many reasons why it can be a good idea to leave carpet cleaning to the experts. 

How do I deep clean my carpet?

You can deep clean your carpet using a few simple ingredients, a vacuum, and a carpet steam cleaner. First, thoroughly vacuum your carpet to remove as many particulates as you can. Then mix equal amounts of salt, borax, and vinegar into a paste (1/4 cup of each). Apply this paste to deep stains on your carpet and allow it to sit for a few hours until it dries.

When dry, vacuum away the residue and steam clean the carpet twice. You can bring your furniture back into the room once the carpet is dry, though you can use foil to cover their legs for a while to prevent stain bleeding. Carpet steam cleaners can be difficult to use, so take care to read through the instructions.

This method will effectively clean stains and soiled parts of your carpet. However, it should be noted that professional cleaning is more thorough and will do more to extend the lifespan of your carpet.

Why choose Jim’s to keep your carpet clean?

There are many benefits to choosing Jim’s Cleaning for carpet cleaning in NZ. These include our fully trained, insured, and police-checked staff, our top-of-the-line products and equipment, our years of industry experience, and so much more.

Before we begin any job, we make ourselves available to answer any questions you may have about the process. We’ll also discuss any concerns you have or trouble areas in the carpet. We’re committed to ensuring our customers have a great experience with us from beginning to end. 

What cleaning services does Jim’s Cleaning offer?

Though Jim’s Cleaning is widely known for our carpet cleaning services, we also offer car cleaning and detailing services, along with general cleaning services for both homes and commercial buildings. You can learn more about what’s included in our general cleanings by reaching out to our knowledgeable customer service staff.

Does Jim’s Cleaning Group offer a free quote to clean your carpet?

Yes, Jim’s Cleaning is happy to provide you with a detailed quote for our carpet cleaning services. We’ve gone above and beyond to offer our services at affordable prices, with various packages to suit every home or office building. We’re confident that you’ll be happy with our rates. To learn more, simply contact our friendly customer services team. 

Get in touch with Jim’s Cleaning today

This small business has grown to be the leading home, commercial, and car cleaning service for people across New Zealand. Our clients choose us again and again for our expert car detailing, our thorough carpet cleanings, and so much more.

If you have any questions about our cleaning services or would like to request a quote, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach out at your next convenience by calling 0800 454 654. We hope to hear from you soon.