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Carpet Care and Maintenance

At 2nd Street Floors, we believe that you need frequent care and maintenance to keep your new carpet looking beautiful and feeling plush. We understand you don’t necessarily have a lot of time to invest in upkeep.  However, following some simple and easy care and maintenance tasks will ensure the longevity of your carpet.

Establishing a preventative maintenance routine is a great first step (pun intended!).  Remove 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.  Create a care and maintenance routine that also works with your current cleaning schedule. For most of our products, daily to weekly vacuuming with a manufacturer’s approved appliance is really all you need to keep your carpets looking and feeling great! For vacuum cleaning tips for our Shaw Floors carpets, visit this website. (

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Professional Carpet Cleaning:

We also suggest periodically scheduling throughout the year either having a professional cleaner come to clean your carpets at home or giving them a shampoo yourself if recommended by your carpet manufacturers guidelines. Regardless of what kind of care and maintenance routine you establish for yourself, make sure you’re following the recommendations of your carpet manufacturer. This will ensure maximum effectiveness for the long term and a beautiful end result.

Incorporate a deeper clean for your carpet into your spring-cleaning to remove any wintery residue, or at the first signs of autumn to prepare your home for each new season.


Carpet Stain Removal:

No matter how hard you try to be careful, messes can occur on your carpet at any given time. Many of our carpets are sold with stain resistant technology built into the fibers.

Your first inclination when it comes to common household stains like spilled milk, pet accidents or makeup stains, is to just jump right in and clean up the mess. But before you tackle cleaning any spills, stains or soils on your new carpet, first establish whether it’s an oil-based stain or a water-based stain, then consult our common stain removal guides. 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. (


Additional resources:

Looking for more information about the upkeep for your carpet? Bookmark this list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your carpets looking beautiful:

Visit the links below:

Preventative Maintenance:

Carpet Cleaning Tips:

Common Household Stains:

Vacuum Guidelines:

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