There are many things you need to remember when caring for your carpet. There are several different applications in which different products or methods need to be used; these include making sure that your vacuum has an adjustable head for different heights of carpet. This ensures that there will be no tearing of the yarn when cleaning. If you have the smartstrand product care and maintence is incredibly easy. if you were to get mud on your carpet, you would simply just let it dry on the yarn and then chip it off with the edge of a knife or coin and vacuum it up. If you are moving heavy furnature and it leaves a dent in the yarn take a coin and stroke the carpet back up. For any liquids, make sure that you immediately dry it up with a towel and apply a Mohawk approved carpet cleaner to the affected area. The most important thing to remember is to get your carpet professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months to ensure a long lasting life for your carpet.