Proper maintenance and care of your carpets will keep them looking great for years to come.
Regular vacuuming protects furnishings and gives you healthy indoor air. The secret to fast and easy vacuuming is to know that damaging grit mostly accumulates in "traffic lanes". Pay close attention to these areas, like entry ways, even if you don't have time for anything else.Better to vacuum only traffic areas frequently, than to do everywhere else infrequently.
Sweep against the "grain" of the carpet. Light vacuuming means several overlapping strokes over the same area, heavy vacuuming takes 6-8 strokes. Make more passes if your vacuum lacks rotary brush or "beater bar". Set height adjustment so brushes just touch the tips of your carpet fibers.
Keep final vacuuming strokes all in the same direction. "Suction lowering" adjustments exist to keep fabrics from being damaged while doing drapes or other furnishings. Keep your vacuum in good repair. Change bags and filters often. Bags more than half full greatly reduce vacuuming efficiency, plus you have dust passing back into the air. Consider using "high efficiency" filter type bags. You cannot vacuum too much. Remember that it's the ground-in soil that dulls, discolors and
damages your carpets.