Deep-cleaning your carpet can offer benefits including getting rid of dust mites and allergens. Not to mention dirt.
Step 1: Vacuum Vacuum your carpet thoroughly.
Step 2: Apply a cleaner Apply a traffic-lane cleaner to areas of the carpet that are stained or heavily soiled with grease, oil, and dirt.
Step 3: Deep clean Clean the carpet with a deep-cleaning machine, following the manufacturer's instructions. The deep cleaner forces a mixture of cleaning solution and water deep into the carpet while vacuuming out the dirt and liquid.
TIP: As an alternative to purchasing a deep-cleaning machine, consider renting one.
Step 4: Dry carpet Allow the carpet to dry. Although the deep-cleaning machine will extract most of the moisture from your carpet, it will still take several hours to dry coompletely.
FACT: James W. Spangler received the first U.S. patent for an electric vacuum cleaner in 1908.