Andy's 5 Star Flooring



Carpet care and maintenance


Preventative maintenance

Establish a preventative maintenance routine for your carpet that works with your lifestyle and existing cleaning schedule. Start by removing outdoor shoes before walking across your carpet so you don’t track dirt inside the house, and use a good quality carpet pad for additional support. For most of our products, daily to weekly vacuuming with a manufacturer-approved appliance is really all you need to keep your carpets looking and feeling great! Find more vacuum cleaning tips for our carpets here.

Professional carpet cleaning

Throughout the year, we suggest either an occasional professional cleaning or a DIY shampoo at home (the latter ONLY if recommended in your carpet manufacturer’s guidelines). Regardless of what kind of care and maintenance routine you establish for yourself, it’s really important that you’re following the recommendations of your carpet manufacturer to ensure maximum performance and a beautiful end result.

To help you remember, you may want to opt to use spring cleaning as your annual time for a deeper clean for your carpet, which will remove any wintery residue, or at the first signs of autumn to prepare your home for each new season.

Dealing with stains and spills

Let's face is messy. And it doesn't always matter how careful you are. Sometimes, those messes find their way onto your carpet! Fortunately, many of our carpets are sold with stain-resistant technology built right into their fibers.

When it comes to common household stains like spilled milk, pet accidents, or makeup stains, you’ll probably want to jump right in and clean up the mess. Take a moment first! Establish whether it’s an oil-based stain or a water-based stain, then consult our common stain removal guides in the additional resources below. Since some messes will just wipe away with a cleaning cloth while others will require comprehensive stain removal directions, it’s best to consult with our common stain removal guide.

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