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EPA Guidelines

The Environmental Protection Agency has suggested these guidelines for carpet cleaning. Actual soil conditions and cleaning processes may result in different frequency needs.

 Environmental
Conditions
Day Care
Center
Nursing
Home
 Private Homes  Office Buildings Food Service Commercial, Retail, Churches, etc.
 2 Person
Non-Smoking
2 Person Smoking Young Children Young Children w/Pets Ground Floor Upper Floor

 Normal

 2 weeks

 1 month

 6 - 12 months

 4 months

 6 months

 3 - 6 months

 3 - 6 months

 6 - 12  months

 1 month

 3 - 6 months

 Outside Dusty

 1 week

 1 month

 2 months

 2 months

 1 month

 1 month

 1 - 4 months

 2 - 6  months

 1 week

 1 month

 Extremely Cold Climate

 2 weeks

 1 month

 4 - 6 months

 3 months

 3 months

 2 months

 2 - 6 months

3 - 9
months

 2 weeks

 2 months

 High Humidity

 1 week

 1 week

 4 - 6 months

 4 months

 4 months

 3 months

 2 - 6 months

3 - 9
months

 2 weeks

 2 months