There are several different routes that a homeowner can take to get their rugs and carpets cleaned and to remove stubborn stains, such as a pet stain. There is carpet cleaning equipment that a homeowner can purchase and also carpet cleaning machines that can be rented. This can be a good approach if you enjoy the "do-it-yourself" method for getting things done around the house; it can save you money as well.
However, many people don't want to buy and store their own carpet cleaning equipment, nor do they want to rent it and have to lug it back and forth to the store. Instead, they would rather have professional carpet cleaners come to their home to deal with the cleaning issues.
A professional carpet cleaning service will bring much more than just the equipment to properly clean and care for the rugs and carpets in your home. They also will have a variety of different types of cleaning supplies for different purposes and the different situations that they might encounter in your home. They will have carpet cleaning and shampooing formulas, as well as mixtures and solutions for various types of stains that have probably accumulated on your carpeting.
Even more important than the equipment and the cleaning compounds that professional carpet cleaners bring is the expertise and experience that they have. Frankly, there is more to cleaning carpets than just getting a carpet cleaning machine and filling it with the solution that is going to be used.
If you use the wrong type of chemicals in the cleaning solutions for the carpeting without knowing what can and cannot be used with the specific fibers in your rugs and carpets, then you could end up doing a great deal of damage and even ruining the carpet entirely. When you hire a professional carpet cleaning service you are also paying for their knowledge, as they will know what is safe to use on your carpets and rugs, and they will bring the correct chemicals and cleaners with them.
The professionals are also schooled in testing the various carpet cleaning products and know how to select an out of the way area for the testing. Then they can confidently use the mixture on the whole carpet without worries or problems. Because of these various considerations, it can make a lot of sense to just spend a little extra money on carpet cleaners who are trained professionals so that you can skip the backbreaking work and avoid potential disasters.