This video gives a great breakdown of how to clean a carpet using professional equipment. It gives a good walk through of the components of professional carpet cleaning, including some terminology. Although, this is equipment you can rent from you big box hardware store you might consider its condition and probable lack of regular maintenance. If you decide to rent professional equipment to clean your carpet take time at the rental outlet to make sure the equipment is in proper working order.
One component not discussed in the video is the type of solutions used in carpet cleaning. Make sure to do your research and purchase a solution that is made to clean your carpet. It’s important to identify the type of carpet you have before cleaning. Using the wrong solution can shorten the life of your carpet or worse, permanently damage it. Try and find a solution that has a neutral Ph and little to no detergents or surfactants.
If you are unable to identify the type of carpet you have call a carpet cleaning professional like Chem-Dry of Tampa FL and have us give your carpet a pre-cleaning inspection.