From day one, you should vacuum. This will pick up any loose wool fibres left in during manufacture and fitting. Regular vacuuming will keep your carpet virtually free from dust and dirt. WASHING Its a myth to believe that washing a carpet is bad for it. Its true, however, DINING JACKSON HOLE that washing one by hand is not ideal. Using too much water too can also damage a carpet. But, proper, regular shampooing with the appropriate products can extend a carpets life. If youre in any doubt, call in a professional carpet cleaner. FADING All carpets, curtains and furnishing fabrics are subject to the possibility of fading in strong sunlight – particularly in a room adjacent to a large window or patio door. You can minimise the carpet fading by drawing nets or blinds when sunlight is at its strongest. SHADING Patches of light and dark occur on all pile carpet.