Simple Carpet-Maintenance Steps

Caring for your STAINMASTER® carpet is easy. Follow these four steps and your carpet will feel great, look wonderful and last for years.

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Routine Care

  • Vacuuming removes dirt that dulls appearance
  • Select a vacuum with good suction and strong beater bars, which brush the carpet and loosen dirt
  • Change vacuum bags and filters regularly

Long-term Care

  • Treat your carpet well, and it will provide you with years of comfort and beauty
  • Here are some strategies for minimizing the rough and tumble wear and tear of every day living

Spot Treatment

  • Clean up spills promptly
  • Take aim at stains with our comprehensive Stain Removal Guide

Professional Cleaning

  • Get your carpets professionally cleaned at least every 12 months, even if you clean them yourself in between
  • Lighter shade carpet may require cleaning more often
  • Professional cleaning methods include steam cleaning (known as hot water extraction), absorbent pad or bonnet cleaning, rotary shampoo, and dry foam powder

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