To keep your carpet looking good, clean it regularly. Vacuum your carpets once or twice a week to clean up daily messes and remove particles that can stain or soil the fabric over time. Use a vacuum with a rotating brush roll to get rid of built-up dirt. Mop wood floors with water-based cleaners as needed to remove dirt and grime. Having a clean, fresh carpet is important can mean the difference between a healthy home and a sure way to develop allergies or illness. However, keeping your carpet clean and looking its best isn't easy. It requires regular vacuuming and sometimes professional cleaning, but there are other ways you can help keep your carpet looking cleaner longer.