The number one thing to remember is to keep the dirt OUT. By doing this, you will increase the lifespan of your carpet greatly. Here are a few ways to keep your carpet looking at its best.
Vacuum Regularly Vacuum the carpet in your home regularly. Vacuuming helps rid the carpet of dirt and gravel, which are harmful to the fibers that make up the carpet. It also prevents the accumulation of dirt and grim from settling into the carpet backing and padding. Vacuuming as often as 2-4 times a week will increase the life of your carpet tremendously.
Spot Clean Stains Immediately Clean spills immediately to prevent the liquid from soaking into the fiber and padding. Certain liquids can cause damage to the make up of the carpet. Spills turn into permanent stains when they are allowed time to dry and set into the fibers of the carpet.