Institute a strict "no shoes" policy. Shoes track in dirt, oil and harmful bacteria. They are the main source of lasting, difficult-to-remove stains in your carpet. Leave shoe trays at each entrance to encourage shoe removal before coming indoors.
Vacuum for Success
Once-a-week vacuuming is recommended. Plan to devote half an hour to the chore to do it thoroughly. You may decide to vacuum certain high-traffic areas, like entryways and hallways, more often. Vacuuming more often just means that the carpet is easier to clean.
Make Certain Filters and Bags Are Clean
Dirt gets trapped in the bag, cup or filter every time you use your vacuum cleaner. This accumulation can destroy your vacuum's sucking power. Make it a point to empty and clean these items each time you vacuum your carpet to make the most efficient use of your time.
Keep Up With Spot Cleaning
Don't delay when it comes to tackling spills, pet accidents and other mishaps that are likely to damage the carpet. Quick clean up may prevent the stain from really settling in. Plus, it's much easier to remove a fresh spill than one that has been allowed to remain for hours, days or even weeks.
Try Water First
If you stay on top of spills, it's more likely that you can remove them with tap water. Press a clean, dry cloth over the spill first to absorb any moisture. Then, use a damp towel to work tap water into the stain. Continue blotting until the spill is gone. Use a stain treatment as a last resort.
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