Daily Carpet Care
Fortunately, carpet is a fairly simple flooring option to care for. Simply by setting up a routine and sticking to it, you can ensure that your carpet flooring always looks pristine.
Start by investing in a quality vacuum and putting it to use every couple of days. Vacuuming is about more than just keeping your carpet looking clean, it always helps to prevent the build-up of dirt and other debris that can permanently stain your carpet. You can elect to use a vacuum with or without a beater bar.
You may also want to put doormats outside of your home and encourage guests to remove their shoes before entering as well.
Carpet Stain Guide
Act Quickly! Delaying may cause the spill to become a permanent stain. Blot liquids with a dry, white absorbent cloth or white paper towels. Gently scrape up semi-solids with a rounded spoon. Break up solids and vacuum.
Pretest any spot removal solution (for color transfer to the cloth or damage to the carpet) in an inconspicuous area. If a change occurs, select another solution.
Apply a small amount of the solution to a white cloth, and work in gently - do not rub -- working from the edges of the spill to the center to prevent spreading. Allow it to remain on the spill for a few minutes. Be patient. Blot. Continue to use the first agent as long as there is a transfer of the spill to the cloth. Be patient. Complete removal may require repeating the same step several times. Or, you may need to move to the next solution.
When the spill is completely removed, rinse the area with cold water; blot with a dry cloth until all moisture is removed. A dry, absorbent, cleaning compound may be used as a substitute to minimize drying time.