First and foremost keep your carpet clean. Sand and dirt particles
can act like hundreded of tiny razor blades that cut your carpet
fibers. Damaged carpet stains more easily, and it's harder to
remove the set in stains from as well. Vacuuming your carpet
often to remove dirt, and your carpet will last longer.
Use of rugs. Put rugs outside and inside the front door, and
other entryways of your home. They will catch alot of the dirt
that people bring in on their feet. That will mean you will
do less vacuuming and prolong your carpets life.
shoes when entering your home. This is a great way to make your
carpet last longer. If you have a nice home with nice carpet,
people usually won't take offense to your use of this method.
4. Clean all stains quickly and properly. If
you are using a cleaning solution other than water, apply it
to a cloth first, and work it in from the outside of the stain
toward the center, so you will not spread the spot. Apply the
cleaner, extract (blot), rinse, extract, and repeat until you
are unable to get more of the stain out. Extract solvents completely,
and dry your carpet quickly once you're done. If there is any
stain remaining deeper down in the carpet, quick drying will
prevent it from wicking its way up to the surface.
Use a shop-vac. It's a great tool to help when cleaning tough
stains. You can't just suck out the stain, but you can wash
and rinse the area repeatedly , and suck the solution out each
time. This tends to be more effective than blotting up the water
with a cloth, mainly because you won't have the patience to
wash, rinse and extract repeatedly if you're using paper towels
Vacuum before cleaning your carpet. If you use a portable machine,
at least get the water as hot as you can, and dry the carpet
quickly, using fans to move the air around. You won't match
the results of a professional
carpet cleaning service. However, if you want to save some
money, doing your own cleaning can lengthen the time between