Let’s face it: no matter how many times you clean your carpet, your vacuum cleaner can only do so much. Vacuum cleaners can’t always get the dirt that’s deep in your carpet, and can’t remove stains, so what do you do next? Carpets should be deep cleaned every 12-18 months to keep it looking new. The next step is up to you whether or not you want to hire a professional service to clean your carpet or if you want to do it yourself. If you’re the type of person who would rather rent a steam-cleaning machine, it might be more cost effective for you to clean your carpets yourself. There are many different models of steam cleaners to rent, so be sure to look around and see which one best suits your needs. Make sure you pay close attention to the reviews of others on whether that particular model works or if it’ll end up damaging your carpet. There are a couple of things to be considered when you’re DIYing a carpet cleaning, so it’s best to be well prepared ahead of time.