Carpet and Upholstery cleaning intervals

How often should I clean my carpets and Couches?


This is one of the questions we hear on almost a daily basis. Our answer is nearly always the same. For carpets manufacturers suggest that it should be done once every 6 months to 18 months.

OK, so maybe your carpets still look great after lets say 2 years. The thing is that although they may look great they may be filthy from all the dirt build up even if you do vacuum twice a week. We have seen this type of thing many times. We get to the clients house and the carpets look wonderful and clean with no apparent dirt in sight. But boy, when we start cleaning it is a whole different story. We then find that the dirt and dust is so uniformly distributed over the carpet that it all looks the same.

When we have completed the cleaning the carpet turns out to be a different colour all together. One place we cleaned the client have never had the carpets cleaned in 25 years. Now you may think it was just in a horrible state but compared to some other places we have seen it was child’s play to clean. The carpets was vacuumed so often and no shoes warn in the house that the carpets will easily last another 10-15 years.

In other cases we found that the carpet needed cleaning every three months as the dust from the nearby road just made it a nightmare to keep clean for any period longer than that.

So to summarize about the carpets. It is best to rather just have it cleaned twice a year and if there is low to no traffic once a year. This type of cleaning regime will keep your caprpets going for many years to come.

With couch cleaning we also suggest cleaning it once a year. If you have Masterguard applied to your couches it will prolong the periods between cleaning quite a bit.

Things that will indicate your couch needs a good clean :

  • Arm and head rests darkening
  • Obviously when your kid has spilled something you could not blot out
  • When your couches start smelling bad.
  • When you see a lot of dust coming out of your couch when giving it a good smack

Remember that a dirty couch will aggravate allergies and asthma conditions.


dirty oven before we cleaned it

Once Off Cleaning Done In Port Elizabeth

One of the rental companies we regularly do work for asked us to do another once of cleaning for them this past week and boy this one was a real shocker.

The Place was absolutely filthy. Scuff marks on the walls greasy spots as well the person that lived there never cleaned and it just leaves you in awe at how unclean people can go around living in. I was just left wondering if they have no self respect that they can not be bothered to make their surroundings a bit more habitable for themselves.

Here is a picture of the stove and some of the cupboards in the kitchen. We spent hours cleaning the kitchen area and I am very proud of the results that we have achieved. Please note the scratches on the front panel of the oven was not made by our cleaning. We always take utmost care not to damage anything on the property we work at. We use strong cleaning agents to destroy the dirt.

dirty oven before we cleaned it

oven after being cleaned by true clean


The bathroom was just as bad and the grout looked awe full and if I did not know any better I would have thought that the shower divider was actually frosted glass. The bathroom walls and bath that we cleaned was just as covered in months of much that had to be scrubbed off. Once again our hard work paid off and It looks brilliant.

filthy bathroom bathroom after being cleaned by true clean port elizabeth

Unfortunately as always I did not take enough pictures before and after as getting the job done was top priority and we could only start late in the afternoon. We started cleaning at 14:30 (OK maybe not that late ha ha) and finished up at 19:30 that night.

So if you need a great once off cleaning for your office or home give us a call!