To keep the look of the carpet as fresh as new, one must follow proper carpet care progress. Neither it take lot of time nor much labour. Lack of carpet care may result into frequent washing/dry cleaning requirement which is not good for carpets.
Regular vacuum cleaning specially of heavy traffic areas is needed, at least twice a week. The vacuum cleaner should not be of industrial use or very powerful It just need the one which we use in our houses or offices. The carpet should be clean from back side also once in 6 months.
The most suitable vacuum cleaning is either by suction-only vacuum or brushing vacuum. The suction-only is the only vacuum cleaning for loop pile construction. Vacuum with a rotating brush can be considered for cut pile carpets. Onc can try both and see which is more practive according to the carpet pile.
Apart from regular vacuum cleaning, the carpet should be clean by professionals also in every 2 or 3 years. The can do dry clean, or put the carpet thru chemical wash with hot water as the the carpet construction. For example a tufted carpet or hand loom carpet with carpet back can not be wash with chemical and hot water since the cotton on the back of carpet is put with the latex they may loose its grip during the wash.
Normally the cleaning professionals come to home for a physical inspection of the carpet and quote how much it may cost. The price of washing the carpet is based on the total area of carpet and what type of wash is required. One can find many washing professional contacts on the net. To know approximate washing charges, you can send photo of your carpet to us, and we can inform you how much it could cost to get professionally cleaned.