When installed correctly, carpeting is maintained well and is of good quality, and can last almost 20 years. A soft surface floor covering is a beautiful addition to any home, being warm, soft, elegant, and having countless functional benefits. It's like anything else; however, the better you take care of it, the longer it will last.
Everyday routine careVacuum several times a week for floors in moderately busy rooms (only one or two adults, no kids or pets) but every day for active rooms that get heavy foot traffic. While you might think this is excessive, there is a good reason; dirt and soil are sharp and can fray the fibers.
Vacuuming not only extends the life of the carpet but increases its sustainability since you won't have to replace it often. Also, wipe spills immediately, so they don't set, trim snags, don't pull, and avoid furniture indentations by moving the pieces around, if possible.
Get professional deep cleaning every 12-18 monthsVacuuming removes the surface dirt, while other pollutants and particles get trapped into the fibers, where they'll remain until scrubbed out. Deep cleaning is the only way to get rid of them.
While it's tempting to save money, this is a job that professionals should do only. First, their machines are high-powered, more so than the rental machines you find in the stores. Also, they know that every stain and fiber is different and that using the wrong soap will be ineffective and damage the fiber. They'll also rinse well, so there's no residue left which is a common rookie mistake.
Finally, their fans are high-powered and will thoroughly dry the carpets quickly. When carpets are steam cleaned, even the padding gets moist, and it only takes 12 hours for mold and mildew to start growing; then, you'll have an odor you won't be able to get rid of.