Keep your carpet clean. Sand and dirt can actually damage your carpet by cutting the fibers. If you live close to the beach, enjoy gardening, or have pets that come in and out, be sure to vacuum more often, even if you just hit the high traffic areas every couple days. Vacuuming often removes the harmful sand and dirt we have all over our lovely sunshine state, and even carpets that don’t seem “dirty” need that sand removed constantly to save it from needing premature replacement. Damaged carpet stains more easily, and its harder to remove the stains from it as well. Vacuum often to remove dirt, have it professionally cleaned at LEAST once a year, and your carpet investment will last longer.