Here is your at home tip for today. Carpet can be expensive so keeping it well-maintained is important. Here are a couple tips for you to use around your house.
Make sure to remove any spots and stains quickly from the carpet by blotting with a cotton cloth. Always repair any rips, holes or unraveling in the carpet. Make sure the carpet is always tight. If not, have it tightened down. Use carpet mats by entry ways to diminish dirt and grime to the surface of the carpet. Avoid getting the carpet soaking wet.
Vacuum the carpet at least once a week; more often when children are in the house. Have the carpets cleaned twice a year to remover grit and ground in dirt which shortens the life of the carpet.
Another good idea is to keep pets out of the carpeted areas of your home.