If your carpet desperately needs cleaning, you can buy a carpet cleaning machine and find a place to keep it in your home, you can rent a machine and lug it back and forth from the store, or you can hire a professional to tackle this job for you.
Here are some considerations for each option:
If you want to rent a machine, remember that:
And remember some additional considerations about cleaning your own carpet:
However, if you hire a professional carpet cleaner your carpet can be made to look virtually brand new, and this can be done safely and easily. Consider the following when looking to hire a professional carpet cleaning service:
When you have a list of potential carpet cleaners in the area, you then need to narrow down your list. Ask a few questions to help, including:
When you do hire a carpet cleaning professional, do your part by making sure they have access to the areas of the home that will be worked on. Don't be underfoot while they're working. And give the carpet enough time to dry before you walk on it; the contractor will give you a timeframe for this.