Protecting your entrances
Place mats at all entrances of your home and ask guests to use them if they've been outdoors. This will reduce the amount of dirt tracked onto your new carpet. It's a small investment, but it's one that makes a huge difference when it comes to prolonging the life and beauty of your flooring.
Investing in the right vacuum
A good vacuum cleaner is your carpet's best friend. Invest in a quality vacuum and use it regularly! Nowadays, vacuums are more efficient and effective, and some are even robotic! Whichever vacuum you opt for, make sure you use it thoroughly—vacuuming removes dirt and dust from your carpet's fibers that would otherwise dull its appearance over time.
Dealing with spills
When a spill occurs, clean it up as soon as possible. Otherwise, it will soak into the fibers and become a stain. Blot the spill with a dry cloth or paper towel. Dn't rub or scrape—this can damage the carpet's fibers.
When dealing with a spill, use warm—not hot— water. Hot water can set the stain, which makes it even more difficult to remove. If a stain remover is needed, blot up any excess moisture before applying. Then, work it in gently. Do not apply more than is needed. When done, thoroughly rinse the spot with warm water and blot again with a dry cloth or paper towel.