Your carpets will require maintenance and cleaning from time to time. This is an inevitable fact. No matter how cautious you are in your home, your carpets will eventually get some stain. If not your kids, you pets will do the job. And when they have done their job, it will be your turn to work over it.

Before getting set to clean your carpet, make sure that you are prepared for the job. Besides having the time, you also need to be sure that you have all the equipment, detergents and accessories ready at your hand. This will guarantee you success in your work.

Vacuum cleaner is your most important pawn in this game. Before jumping into the game, check you vacuum bag and see if the hose is clear. You cannot start the shampooing, until the carpet has been cleaned off from dirt. Vacuum cleaner will do this job quite easily.
Now it’s time to decide whether you need a steam cleaner or a carpet shampooer.

Stains and foams are difficult marks and typical carpet shampooers are not able to get rid of them entirely. These shampooers employ chemicals that would initially make your carpet look cleaner and brighter, but in reality you have spilled up a number of chemicals over your carpet, which will significantly reduce its life.
Using a carpet steamer for cleaning your carpet can be a viable option. The steamer not only sucks out the stain and any spilled liquid, it also removes the cleanser particles. You will be surprised to see the flawless cleaning that these power carpet steamers are well known for.
You may have also heard about the spray on, vacuum off carpet cleaners. This is some sort of a dry-cleaning job. The methods involves a lot of vacuuming as once the dried foam has been spilled over the carpet for cleaning, you would want it to remove it from your carpet. The vacuum will suck up all the foam and your carpet will give you a glittering smile.

Spot cleaners may also be required in this cleansing job, particularly for hard, dried stains. However, you need to make sure first that the chemical used in the spot cleaner is color safe and won’t affect the overall look of your beautiful carpet.
A regular clean usually involves the following steps: Find all the equipment and products needed, double check you vacuum cleaner if it’s ready to use, blow off the dirt, use spot clean for stubborn stains, clean your carpet and then vacuum it. Your carpet is now good as new.