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Cleaning and Maintenance

What you need to know

The beauty and life of your carpet depends on the care it receives. Quality carpet that is well-maintained should last 10-15 years. Proper cleaning will keep it looking great for its full lifetime, help improve your indoor air quality and help you adhere to your carpet warranties. Maintaining your carpet also protects your pocketbook and the environment. The right cleaning helps safeguard your carpet investment by keeping you from having to replace it before its time. That is great news, because it also keeps carpet out of landfills prematurely.

Cleaning your carpet the right way is easier than you think. All it takes is a little knowledge about how to select the right carpet cleaning products and the right way to clean your carpet - from spot and interim cleaning to knowing when to call in the professionals. The CRI Seal of Approval programs helps you easily identify effective carpet cleaning solutions, equipment and service providers that clean carpet right the first time, without the fear of faster resoiling, stains reappearing or damage to your carpet or the environment.

Use this handy reference, if you have any question about your carpet's appearance that is not cleaning related.
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