During the wet winter months, dirt and leaves are more likely to be traipsed through the house on the bottom of the kids' shoes, or even on your own.
And the more it gets walked into the carpet, the harder it is to remove with your vacuum cleaner - leaving unsightly stains and marks around the house.
However, you don't have to empty out your pockets to a professional cleaning company to bring your floors back to life - tackling some DIY carpet cleaning of your own will do the trick.
While your everyday vacuum cleaner at home removes most dirt and grime, using a professional carpet cleaner, available at your local Kennards Hire, a couple of times a year will get rid of the more stubborn stains.
For an ultra-clean professional result, you may find hiring a carpet shampoo machine particularly useful - fit with a rotary brush and a shampoo solution, this machine allows a deep clean on carpet and upholstery.
Commercial carpet cleaners are perfect for achieving professional results quickly. Most come with an upholstery application tool, which is also suitable for cleaning lounge suites, stairs, rugs and mats.