3 Tips to Making Carpet Last Longer Everyone wants the nice carpet in their home to last as long as possible here are a few tips to help you make your carpet last longer. The first tip is to vacuum it regularly when surface dirt gets dug into the carpet it can damage the integrality of the carpet. The second tip is to clean carpet stains immediately the longer a stain sits the harder and more damage it can do to the carpet. The third and final tip is in high traffic areas protect the carpet us a doormat at those areas or have guest and company take off their shoes this will extend the life of the carpet by years.