In addition to interim cleaning, facilities should practice restorative carpet care, which includes deep cleaning with heavy duty or industrial carpet extractors and/or steam cleaning. Experts recommend deep cleaning should take place upwards of three times a year and extraction should be done at a minimum of once a quarter.

Extraction is imperative to remove excessive soil that has penetrated deep into the fibers, as well as any chemical reside that is left behind. The removal of the residue brightens the carpet appearance substantially, as any remaining chemical left on the fibers discolors the carpets color.