How to Keep Your Carpet Clean

Keeping carpets clean in a home can be a big challenge. This is especially true if you have multiple people living in your household or you have pets. However, there are ways to help you keep your carpet looking clean and presentable. Keep reading to find out some tips and tricks to help make the job easier.

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Short Pile Carpet

If you have the choice to select a carpet, it’s easier to keep the short pile carpets clean. Additionally, there are many other types of indoor/outdoor carpets on the market that look great and are easier to keep clean. Short pile carpets are also best for homes with pets or lots of traffic from children. There are many styles and textures to choose from and a short pile carpet can be quite affordable. Some short pile carpets also offer additional stain protection for a better overall value and less hassle to keep them clean.

Use Special Stain Removers

It may be tempting to use standard household cleaners or detergent to spot clean areas. However, according to experts like those at the Carpet and Rug Institute, using specially formulated stain removal products is the best way to ensure your carpet gets clean and you don’t damage the fibers. There are many types of stain removal liquids and sprays on the market today. Choose a brand that’s known for its results and make sure it’s safe to use around children and pets if you have them in your home. Avoid using any products with bleach or other harmful chemicals as it can damage your carpet or even discolor it.

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Buy a Steam Cleaner 

Buying a steam cleaner or a carpet washer is ideal for keeping your carpet looking new or longer. This machine is perfect for removing surface dirt and stains. It’s also a great idea to get a steam cleaner made especially for pet stains and odors if you have pets in the home. For example, a steam cleaner is perfect for removing surface dirt and staining from entryways or from spills and leaks.

Professional Carpet Cleaning 

Having a steam cleaner in your home is handy, but it doesn’t replace a professional carpet cleaning visit. Professional carpet cleaners, like those at Go Carpet Cleaning, use high-quality modern products to remove deeply embedded dirt and stains, lift them up and remove them completely. When you have your home professionally steam cleaned, your carpet looks lighter and brighter and you effectively remove bacteria, stains, dust, and odors throughout the home. Experts suggest having your home professionally steam cleaned once or twice per year.

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No Shoes Policy

Many people require you to remove your shoes before entering their homes. This is for a good reason. When you wear shoes inside the home, you track dirt, debris, and other unpleasant odors into the home and embed it in the carpet. If you want to keep your carpet cleaner and fresher longer while also helping to keep your home clean and healthy, be sure to have everyone remove their shoes before walking through the space.


Keeping your carpet clean and fresh can be a challenge at times. However, with these tips and tricks, you can keep your carpet looking cleaner for longer and feel good about the appearance and cleanliness of your home.

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