The carpet you put in your home is likely to last anywhere between 5 to 15 years. Although your lifestyle and factors such as having pets or young children may seem like the final determinant of your carpet’s life expectancy; how you care for it is more of an indicator than anything.
Care for your carpet the right way and you can expect to get 15 years out of it, here's how:
We recommend vacuuming your carpets twice a week. This may seem like a lot, but when you don’t keep up with routine vacuuming, your carpets will begin to show wear a lot sooner and then become difficult to maintain. When you are vacuuming, don’t push the vacuum around too quickly. Pulling your vacuum back is the most effective time for sucking up any dirt or other particles. You should remember to push the vacuum in a variety of different directions to help break up anything trapped below the surface level.
If a stain makes way to your carpet, treat it immediately. Allowing a stain to sit will give it time to set in, which can make it very difficult to ever get it out. You should blot a spill/stain instead of trying to rub it out. Rubbing or scrubbing your carpet will cause some wear and tear to it. Use an all-white towel or paper towel when you do go to blot the surface. Using a colored towel may cause some of the dye to rub off onto the carpet. Always blot the stained area until it is dried completely; letting liquids sit can cause bacteria or possibly even mold.