Carpets & Rugs Tip
More frequent vacuuming helps prevent dirt from getting down deep into the carpet pile, where it becomes more difficult to remove.
Routine Care Task
Steam clean carpets
Dirt, dust, etc., that is left deep in carpet accelerates the wear on your carpet, sort of like little pieces of sandpaper.
Carpet also stores pollen and molds which can aggravate allergies.
Timing: March (yearly)
Steam cleaning can be accomplished by hiring a professional, or you can “do-it-yourself” by renting a carpet steam cleaning machine from a supermarket, floor covering store, etc.
The benefits of this task are moderately high. Doing this task can help extend the useful life of your carpets, and if people in your house have respiratory problems, then this task becomes more important.
The cost of this task is moderately low and will depend on the square yardage of carpet that you have in your home. You will need to rent a special steam cleaner or hire a professional carpet cleaner to do this task.
Originally posted at http://www.petermuehlbronner.home-wizard.com/tip/tip_carpet-frequent-vacuum