The biggest problem with carpet in Tampa FL is sand. The sand in the south east region of the united states is very fine and pervasive. If you dig 6 inches down in Tampa FL you're going to find sand. It comes into your home through you AC unit, not to mention on your shoes or via your pets.
Sand also scratches your carpet fibers allowing dirt to get a better foot hold in the microscopic grooves it leaves in the fibers. So how do you clean carpet down here? Vacuuming is the best defense against sand and the damage it causes. Vacuuming on a daily basis will remove most of the sand in your carpet before it becomes a problem. The problem is who wants to vacuum every day? Those of you who have a robot vacuum cleaner might have it clean daily but unfortunately robot vacuums do not have enough suction to remove the small particulate sand in Tampa.
So back to our original question: How to clean carpet in Tampa FL? You need to arrange a regular carpet cleaning schedule that includes an annual professional carpet cleaning. This may sound a little severe but I can't tell you how many times I have arrived at a home where the carpet has severe damage from sand abrasion. In high traffic areas sand just grinds away at the carpet until it changes texture and looks darker.
As you can see from the pictures above a professional carpet cleaning can do a lot for a heavily soiled carpet.