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Maintaining Your Carpet's Freshness Between Professional Cleanings

A professionally cleaned carpet can transform a room, making it feel fresh, clean, and more inviting. But, over time, daily foot traffic, spills, and general wear and tear can take a toll. So, how do you maintain that just-cleaned freshness for as long as possible?

Here are some tips to keep your carpet looking its best between professional cleanings.

1. Vacuum Regularly

  • Frequency Matters: Aim to vacuum at least once a week, and more frequently in high-traffic areas, especially if you have kids and pets. Vacuuming removes much of the dirt and dust before they can become embedded in the carpet fibers.
  • Use the Right Settings: Ensure your vacuum is set to the correct height for your carpet type. Too low can damage the carpet and the vacuum's roller brush, while too high might not pick up dirt effectively.
  • We also recommend buying the best vacuum you can, especially one that contains a HEPA filter. This filter will help protect the air in your home while you vacuum.

2. Attend to Spills Promptly

  • Blot, Don't Rub: That's always been our mantra if you've read many of our articles. When a spill occurs, blot the area with a clean cloth to absorb as much liquid as possible. Rubbing can push the stain deeper into the carpet fibers, and it can also damage the twists in the carpet's fibers.
  • Test Cleaning Solutions: Before using any cleaning solution you get from a store, please test it on an inconspicuous spot to ensure it doesn't damage or discolor your carpet. If in doubt, please ask us for our recommendations. We'll be happy to help!

3. Use Door Mats and Area Rugs

  • Placing mats at your home's entrances can trap much of the dirt, mud, and moisture that can be tracked in from outdoors. This not only keeps your carpet cleaner but also reduces the wear and tear in these high-traffic areas.
  • Area rugs in busy sections of rooms can also protect your carpet. Remember to clean these rugs regularly too!

4. Rotate Furniture Periodically

Shifting your furniture even just a few inches can change foot traffic patterns in a room. This can prevent undue wear and tear in specific spots on your carpet.

5. Use Carpet Protectants

After a professional cleaning, consider having us professionally apply a carpet protectant. These protectors can help shield your carpets against spills and dirt, giving you more time to clean up before stains set.

6. Maintain Indoor Air Quality

Dirt, dust, and allergens in the air can settle into your carpet. Using air purifiers, maintaining your HVAC system, and keeping windows closed on windy days can help improve indoor air quality and, in turn, keep your carpet cleaner.


Maintaining the freshness of your carpet doesn't require much effort. With a bit of vigilance and routine care, you can enjoy a vibrant and clean carpet for longer intervals between full professional cleanings. Your carpet is an investment in the beauty and comfort of your home — treat it well, and it will serve you beautifully for years to come!

To your clean and healthy home,

James Oakley
President, One of a Kind Pros

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