Carpet requires special care to keep it feeling plush and looking beautiful. Read on to learn more about proper vacuuming techniques, stain removal, and more.

Daily care

Vacuum your carpet regularly to removed trapped dirt and allergens. For shag carpet, it’s very important to protect the cable yarn when vacuuming. Not only can long yarns on from the carpet wrap around your vacuum’s beater bar, also known as a rotator brush, but the brush itself can damage your carpet's fibers. To prevent such damage, carefully disconnect your vacuum's beater bar before vacuuming.

Preventative maintenance

Start by investing in doormats and placing them throughout your home. Encourage visitors to use them and to remove outdoor shoes before walking across your carpet. Using a quality carpet pad will add extra support and comfort.

Professional cleaning

The occasional professional clean will benefit your carpet. Make sure to hire only a professional cleaning expert! Consider incorporating this deep clean into your spring cleaning routine.

Dealing with spills

No matter how careful you are, your carpet will fall victim to the occasional spill or stain. Fortunately, many of our carpet products have stain-resistant technology built right into their fibers. Still, you'll want to act quickly when an accident occurs.

First, determine whether the stain is water-based or oil-based. Some messes wipe away quickly; others require a more comprehensive approach. For these, it's best to consult your manufacturer's care guidelines. Consider investing in a manufacturer-approved cleaning product, such as Shaw's Carpet Cleaner.