Vacuuming is key to keeping your new carpet fresh and beautiful. Dirt and grit will become embedded in the pile where they will affect your carpet’s color and cause matting of the pile.Â You want to vacuum heavy-traffic areas as often as possible — every day if possible. Vacuum about three passes for light cleaning; up to seven passes where there is more soil.
For best results, use a vacuum cleaner with a beater bar or rotating brush. Make sure you’ve adjusted the attachment to the proper height for your carpet. For loop pile carpet, avoid attachments with teeth or ridges.