Invest in a good vacuum cleaner even if you have to pay a bit more. While ordinary vacuum cleaners lift the surface dirt, they can miss embedded dirt and sand, which can wear your carpet. Think of the investment you make in your vacuum cleaner as protecting the investment you have made in your carpeting.
A weeping carpet can damage your floor or any rug that is placed on top of it. It is therefore advisable to test your carpet for color fastness before cleaning it, using a spot cleaner or placing another rug over it.
Don't neglect the underbelly of an area. Vacuuming the underside of your area rugs regularly will remove accumulated dirt and prolong their useful lives.
While you regularly vacuum your carpets to ensure that they are kept free of dust, sand, pet-hair, and dander will help keep your home clean. However, you should also get professional cleaning service at least every year or two to remove oily, sticky substances—such as cooking vapors and air pollutants--that accumulated on or inside the carpets over time. These substances attract dirt and break down your carpet's fibers, damaging them.