The first order of business for any facility in order to prolong the lifespan of its carpeting is to keep entryways, sidewalks and parking lots clear of dirt and debris and place trash receptacles at entrances. Next, maintain matting systems to remove the bulk of soils before they even enter the facility. With matting, special attention should be paid to all entrances and high traffic areas.

Daily vacuuming is also a must to properly remove debris before it has the chance to erode carpet fibers. Facilities should also conduct daily spotting to remove spills before they become stains. Beyond daily upkeep, interim carpet cleaning is also a must to keep a carpet looking its best. Occasional restorative cleaning should also be done periodically throughout the year.