The importance of regular vacuuming

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Frequent vacuuming is your best defense in caring for your carpet.

The majority of dirt, dust, sand, pet hair and pet dander can be removed by you, with your own vacuum.  We recommend a once or twice weekly, thorough vacuuming with a good quality upright vacuum.

An inexpensive vacuum might remove the top soil but will not be effective in removing the hidden dirt particles deep in the pile.  Make slow over-lapping strokes, moving slightly to the left or right about every four strokes.

Be sure to replace or empty vacuum bags when they are half to two-thirds full and clean with soap and water any washable dirt containers.  If your vacuum has air filters, clean or replace them every four to six months.

Frequent vacuuming with a clean air filter can also have a positive impact on the air quality in your home.