Vacuum regularlyVacuuming is an important step when it comes to maintaining the appearance of a commercial carpet. It removes the dirt that has a tendency to destroy and reduce the lifespan of a carpet when it is faced with the pressure of foot traffic. The vacuum that is appropriate for cleaning should be one that has good airflow, rotation, and adjustable rotating brush. There should be regular vacuuming to reduce damage on the carpet. A maintenance plan is necessary that includes the frequency at which the vacuuming should be done. The maintenance program could have two sections- one for high traffic areas and another for moderate traffic areas.Have a walk-off systemThere should be the installation of a walk-off system. This usually helps in trapping dirt at the entry points rather than having it carried and spread out inside the house and all over the carpet. The walk-off system at the entry points of the room includes the use of items such as scraper mats as well as absorbent textiles. Use of such items can help with reduction of dirt found on the carpet to an extent of up to 80%.Avoid leaving cleaning chemicals on the carpetProfessional cleaning experts have suggested that people learn methods they can use to extract cleaning solutions from the carpet. They should also make an effort to educate themselves of ways they can minimize the time and effort that can be used in the removal of the same chemicals. Deep cleaning that is done on a regular basis will help when it comes to increasing the life of the carpet but hot water extraction is at times accompanied by its own challenges.Retention of water and detergent in the carpet is a common occurrence during cleaning. The water that remains is dried out eventually but trace amounts of detergent tend to remain. The remaining detergent attracts dirt that becomes centralized to a certain spot, destroying the carpet at such points. Traces of cleaning solutions and dirt should, therefore, be completely removed during cleaning.Spot cleaning should be a prioritySpots that are spread out on the carpet tend to spoil the carpet’s appearance. The spots are better removed as soon as they occur to prevent permanence. There is a need for a permanent maintenance team that can quickly detect and correct a problem. Such action will benefit in the long-term outlook of the carpet. If there is regular staining, use carpet tiles instead, because they are easily replaced when damaged.Seek professional help occasionallyProfessional cleaning cannot be replaced. The company chosen for this service should be one that specializes in such. The frequency of professional cleaning is based on soiling, traffic, and the appearance expectations. In the case of workplace carpets, one should have an in-house team that does day to day cleaning. This will help in extending the lifespan of the carpet as the team is professionally trained.