Carpet cleaners (also called carpet shampooers) are large, vacuum-cleaner-like appliances that use a combination of water, concentrated shampoo and suction to deep clean your carpet. Carpet cleaners are great for lifting out stubborn stains, deeply embedded dirt and even some odours. It is recommended that your carpets are deep cleaned once a year.
With the right attachments, carpet cleaners can also be used to clean mattresses, comforters, curtains, soft furniture, car upholstery and even hard floors.
The carpet will need a thorough vacuum beforehand to lift as much loose hair, fluff and dirt from the carpet as possible. It is recommended you plan your clean before using a carpet cleaner, as you will often need to move furniture into another room for at least 5-6 hours. You should make sure your carpet is completely dry before moving furniture back in, as this can slow the drying process and lead to mould growth. For the best results you may want to allow your carpet to dry overnight.