Cleaning Carpet


I have a light colored carpet, about 10 years old. It's in pretty good shape except for one area about 10x20 which is getting a little dirty. Recently I got some Popsicle stains in a couple places on this rug. I cleaned off the stains nicely by pouring very hot water on them, then blotting up with towels, setting a very heavy object on the towels so they would soak up the water. The stains are gone but now there are a couple circles of clean carpet which are quite obvious.
Now, how do I clean the rest of that area. Are there any good machines which can be purchased which will do a job like this? What about renting one of those machines at a hardware store? Those things tend to be filthy, also, I'm concerned the water isn't hot enough and they leave a lot of soap residue, and their suction isn't very strong.
Or am I better off calling a professional paying them maybe $80 just to clean that area?
What about stuff like Glory where you mop it in, let it dry then vacuum of the residue. Do you get satisfactory results from this?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

We use a Bissel carpet cleaner and it does a great job. Got it at Kmart for about 80 bucks. The only things I don't like about it are that its kinda hard to clean out properly and it also has no attachments, but for the price, its a good deal. Its taken up everything from chocolate stains to cat puke. lol Check out: http://www.kmart.com/product/index.jsp?productIdw8133&cpx8446.784639&parentPage mily
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
We have use different "Nationally known Professional" cleaners and rented floor shampoers neither did a good job nor lasted for any period of time. Last year we bought a Hoover Steam Vac shampoer. We are very pleased with it and have much better results initially and stays clean looking much longer than when using a professional service or rental units. These are a little expensive but we bought it after talking to people who had tried various other brands and price range cleaners. I figure it has paid for its' self already by doing our carpets twice and our son's.
Walt Conner

Those things tend to be

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Doctor.....save your money, they aren't very good. The best I found was from a rental company, it was a commercial cleaner and had 2 tanks, one that heated the water and one that picked up the dirty water. It was $20 more than the grocery store cleaner but it was $20 well spent. After that I purchased a Hoover steam vac to maintain and spot clean and it does a great job.
--
Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com ).
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.