As if know which carpet needs which type of care isn't confusing enough, there are a cornucopia of carpet cleaning products on the market; many of which are hazardous to not only humans but pets as well. It can be tough figuring out which cleaning solutions are safe and which are toxic but carefully reading labels before buying these products goes a long way in protecting your home and your family.
You should try to have your carpets cleaned regularly. In your home you need to vacuum carpets at least twice per month but should also consider professional annual cleanings as well. So far as office carpets are concerned, they may require more frequent layperson and professional cleanings as they see a great deal of foot traffic and endure daily abuse. As dirt sets in carpet it becomes more difficult to remove and you may need to rely on stronger chemical solutions to remove these stains. Routine cleaning ensures the quality and longevity of a carpet as will help keep its appearance presentable.
Though many carpet cleanings require a professional hand, some jobs can be handled by home and business owners themselves. Spot stain removal is one such job as it's relatively easy to do on your own. If your carpets are full of spots however the job is best left to professionals. First of all professional carpet cleaners have the skill and experience to remove all kinds of stains but they also know which cleaning products will work with the unique types of carpet in front of them.
You may not think the installation of carpet is at all related to its cleanliness but this isn't the case. You need to ensure that your carpet is installed properly so that it can be cleaned correctly. Sloppy installation can leave carpet very dirty and in some cases irreparably damaged. Some carpets are more durable and easier to clean so they make a better choice for high traffic rooms. If you're installing carpet in a high traffic area go with on of those. Ultimately, you want your carpet to match the operation of the room.
In addition to the aforementioned, installing a good underlay helps to prevent stains from soaking into the carpet which can really make cleaning easier. Obviously as a home or business owner you might not desire the specialized knowledge that professional carpet cleaners have nor do you likely have the time to give yourself that type of education. This is why most home and business owners should leave the carpet cleaning to the pro's.