Cleaning your carpets is likely not something that you want to do. It takes a lot of work and requires that you have the right technique for the job to turn out appropriately. Carpet cleaners are a good option for those who don't have the right equipment to do the job and for those who simply don't have the time to do so. If you want to give it a go by yourself, here are some tips to get you started.
Always remember to have the right equipment when you start. Don't purchase a shampooing machine and forget to get the shampoo. Likewise, ensure you have enough hose length before starting the job. These are simple things that can make a world of difference in having the job go smoothly and having the job go roughly. Once you assemble all of your materials, ensure you read the manual so that you can utilize the equipment correctly from the start.
You should plan at at least a few hours to get the complete job done. This will include removing the furniture and items on the carpet. Then, you'll want to vacuum the carpet with your traditional suction vacuum to pick up the loose debris. Next, move onto the deep cleaning method that you've chosen. Don't leave any time lapse between that initial vacuuming and the deep cleaning method. This will ensure your carpets stay clean on the surface when you go to deep clean them.