Carpets aren’t the cheapest of purchases, so it makes sense to take good care of them right from the start. Even if you’ve had your carpets laid for a while now, you can still start looking after them better from today onwards. You’ll soon notice a positive difference if you do.

The first thing you should do is to vacuum your carpet on a regular basis. How regular is regular? If you have pets a daily vacuum is definitely in order. If not, you should vacuum according to how often each room gets used. You’ll soon get an idea of what works best for you.

Some rooms will invariably get used more frequently than others. Indeed some areas of particular rooms will be trodden on more than others. Take the hall for example. Everyone comes into the property via the front door so it helps to have an indoor mat as well as one outside. This prevents this portion of the carpet from getting soiled and keeps it looking good too.

Another similar method you can use to protect the more heavily-used areas is to invest in some good quality runners or rugs. Not only will they look good in your home, they’ll also provide a great deal of protection.

It also makes a lot of sense to have your carpets professionally cleaned from time to time. Quite often people will say they didn’t think their carpet needed a professional clean – and then they see the results. A carpet doesn’t generally become dull and heavy with ground-in dirt overnight. It happens over the course of several months. As such you may not see it happening and it’s only when it receives a professional deep-clean with expert cleaning equipment that the results can be seen.

Most carpets cost a reasonable amount of money: the better the quality the higher the price will be. It doesn’t matter how much you’ve spent though – what matters is how well you take care of it. The more you can do to maintain the condition of your carpet the better it will look no matter how old it gets.

If you need any advice on spot cleaning in the event of spillages, your carpet cleaners will also be able to advise you on this. All in all it really does pay dividends to get a professional in once in a while to keep your carpets looking their best.