It’s not hard to take care of carpet—there are just a few easy maintenance steps. Regularly following these tips will ensure that your carpeting continues to look as beautiful as the day it was installed.
For preventative care, place doormats at all entrances to keep dirt from being tracked across your new carpet. Rearrange your furniture every so often to create new traffic areas and relieve others. Also, be sure to take care when moving furniture or other heavy objects across your carpet!
For maintenance, use a quality and manufacturer-approved vacuum cleaner as often as needed, especially in high-traffic areas. Having a regular vacuuming schedule will help remove any dirt embedded in your carpet’s fibers. You should try to vacuum at least once per week.
If you have a spill, act quickly, and use warm water and a gentle detergent. Blot the spill with a clean cloth, but don't rub! Be sure to blot the area dry with a separate cloth, taking care not to leave the carpet saturated.
If you need to use a cleaning product on a stain, make sure it is manufacturer-approved. Never use bleach on your carpet!
Some carpets have stain-resistant treatments that improve your ability to clean stains, but not prevent them. Similarly, carpets with soil-resistant treatments reduce the rate of soiling, but all carpets require regular care and maintenance.