Vacuuming your carpets weekly is an easy task. However, it isn’t enough to keep them truly clean. While vacuuming will undoubtedly keep them cleaner, they still need to be professionally cleaned to avoid the buildup of dirt, bacteria, and debris. Over time, all sorts of debris will get stuck in your carpet fibers. Keep reading to find out what can happen if you don’t shampoo your carpets.

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What Will Happen if I Don’t Shampoo My Carpets?

You’ll Need to Replace Them Sooner

As dirt and debris build up in your carpet fibers, they deteriorate faster. Even if you vacuum often and never wear shoes inside the house, dirt, dust, debris, and bacteria will start to grow and live on your carpet. Shampooing will eliminate them, but if you never shampoo your carpets, they’ll grow worse and worse until you have to replace your carpet much sooner than expected.

You Could Get Sick

Any debris or bacteria that live in your carpet fibers will have an impact on the air quality inside your home. If you or anyone in your household has allergies or asthma, your carpets could be worsening symptoms. Whereas shampooing your carpets would kill harmful bacteria and help improve air quality, neglecting your carpets can lead to you and your family falling ill often.

Your Home May Stink

If you have pets, it’s entirely possible that traces of feces or urine are tracked around your home. If your carpets aren’t shampooed, the buildup of material and any dirt, feces, or urine tracked through your carpets will start to make your home stink. 

Even if you don’t have pets, it doesn’t take much for built-up dirt and debris to make your home stink. Many odors sink deep into your carpets and no matter how often your vacuum or how quickly you clean up spills, the smell won’t come out unless you shampoo your carpets.

Your Carpets May Look Worse

Even if you don’t have spills or stains on your carpets, bacteria, and dirt that are allowed to build up will start to discolor your carpet. You may not even notice it at first, but shampooing will quickly reveal just how much damage has been done.

Normal wear and tear will result in discoloration, and your carpets will look old after a while. Shampoo can do wonders to reverse the damage done and help bring your carpets back to life at a much cheaper cost than replacing all your carpeting.

Why Should I Shampoo My Carpets Regularly?

You can do a lot to keep your carpets clean and avoid tracking dirt into your house, but the fact is that it won’t be as effective as an actual professional shampoo. 

Shampooing does more for your carpets than just keeping them clean. Your carpets need to be cared for and maintained, or they’ll deteriorate quicker. While this may not seem like a problem right now, it will be when you end up replacing your carpets five or ten years sooner than you expected.

Replacing your carpets is an expensive and time-consuming endeavor. By scheduling regular shampooing for your carpet, you can extend the lifespan of your carpet and avoid replacing your carpet for as long as possible.


When you choose not to shampoo your carpets, you put your health at risk as well as shorten the lifespan of your carpets. Fortunately, shampooing your carpet doesn’t need to be done nearly as often as vacuuming and when you work with professionals like us, it’s quick and easy.