Vacuum your carpets weekly, or, in the case of heavy traffic areas, as often as necessary to keep dirt from being ground into the carpet fibers.
Vacuum efficiently. Move the vacuum against the grain to remove embedded dirt, with the grain to remove surface soils.
Vacuum area rug backings to remove dirt that has filtered down into it.
Protect your floors. Station mats at entrances, indoor and outdoor, to trap incoming dirt. Encourage their use and clean them regularly.
Never let a spill sit. Staining substances need time to do damage, so don't give it a chance!
Rearrange furniture to avoid heavily soiled areas or excessive wear.
Do invest in a more powerful vacuum. Carpets need to be deep cleaned to retain their beauty and reduce wear.
Immediately pick up solids, avoiding smearing.
Absorb all liquid possible by laying a clean, white, highly absorbent towel over the spill.
Thoroughly spray the spill area with carpet cleanser or spot remover.
Allow the cleanser to stand 1-3 minutes.
Take a clean, white towel and gently wipe from the spill edges to the center, lifting up the stain. Re-apply cleanser or spot remover as needed.
Blot the cleaned area with a clean, white, highly absorbent towel to remove any moisture.
Stain Removers and Your Carpet Color
Before using any product to remove a stain on your carpet, test an inconspicuous spot for colorfastness. Discoloration from chemical reactions to carpet dye cannot be ‘cleaned'. Carpet Cleaning Connecticut only uses non-toxic, organic cleansers for safe stain removal.