To keep your carpet looking great, it's a good idea to establish a cleaning routine. Vacuum your carpet regularly to remove dirt and prevent buildup. How often you vacuum will depend on how much traffic is in the room. It is also best practice to invest in a professional cleaning about once a year to restore your carpet's beauty and sheen. It is also a good idea to place doormats at the entryways in your home and remove your shoes before walking on your carpet to reduce the amount of dirt on your floors.
No matter how careful you are, spills are bound to happen. The key to preventing stains is to act quickly. If you spill a solid, simply vacuum it up. If you spill a liquid, use a clean cloth to soak it up. You can use a damp rag to remove any residue.
If you see a spill persist and begin to stain, you should address it immediately. Consult your manufacturer's recommendation for products that are safe to use to lift the stain. Be sure to test a small area before proceeding.