Woman vacuuming wood floor

How Often Should You Hoover Your House?

While some people are happy to hoover their house every day, others carry out this task less often.

The difficulty with vacuum cleaning your home is not always the task in itself, but knowing how often you should do it.

We all want to live in a clean home, but it can be hard to know when you should get the hoover out.

The good news is that this article will give you a better idea.

Some rooms of the house need hoovering more often than others. It depends on two main factors:

  1. How often the area gets walked on (in particular, by shoes that have been outside)
  2. Whether or not you have pets


When to Hoover Your Carpet

Vacuum cleaner on carpet

If you have a carpet in your living room, chances are it will be walked on every day.

You should, therefore, vacuum the carpet several times a week. This is so that crumbs, dirt, and anything else that gets on the carpet is hoovered up.

If you have a carpet in your hall where people often wear shoes, you may want to hoover it more frequently.

If you have rooms that aren’t used very often, hoovering every two weeks should be sufficient.

Just make sure that you hoover in many different directions so you pick up all of the dirt.


When to Hoover Your Hard Floors

Vacuuming a wooden floor

If you don’t leave much dirt onto your hard floors and you don’t have pets, then you will only need to hoover hard floors once a week.

However, you should not leave it any longer than a week as dust can get into the floorboards.

If you have pets or regularly walk on your hard floors in shoes, you should hoover more than once a week.


When to Hoover If You Have Pets

remove pet hair with vacuum

Pet owners will need to use their vacuum cleaner fairly frequently. This is because pets tend to shed their fur and drop fleas.

If anyone in your household is allergic to fur then you’ll need to hoover every day. If you struggle to find the time to hoover every day you could consider hoovering every other day instead.



The more often you vacuum, the cleaner your home will be. You’ll be less likely to suffer from allergies and you’ll find you’ll have more pride in your home. Just make sure you use a vacuum cleaner that’s reliable and suitable for picking up fur and animal hair if you have pets.