A carpet shampooer can be either one of the best, or worst things that ever happens to your rugs. Before you get down and dirty trying to lift all of the years of dirt, dust and who knows what else from your carpets, read this guide to set you on the right path to a cleaner carpet.
Always remember that there are about a million different carpet cleaning products on the market, and only a few that work and live up to a high standard. The carpet cleaning products that tend to not work as well as you would think are dry foaming products or ones that promise if you just apply them to your carpet, it will lift all of the dirt and dust off for you. If you would like to turn your carpet into a soggy mess, then by all means try one of these.
The best carpet shampooer is the machine we are all very familiar with. The reason why these tend to be so effective is because you have the ability to mix in the cleaning solution and have it act with hot water that works to remove the dirt from the rugs quite well. Because the steaming water is so hot, your rugs are left wet for a brief period of time but are not left drenched for hours, or even days.
Having to own a carpet shampooer machine is not necessary, you can rent them from almost any store imaginable that sells carpet cleaning products. The bigger brand stores such as Sears are your best bet for scoring one of these handy machines. The machines themselves can be purchased or rented in hand-held or versions that look more like a regular vacuum. Changing the water is required throughout the cleaning process so get ready to change smaller amounts more often with the hand held device but larger amounts less frequently with the regular vacuum model versions.