I may not have a ton of carpet in my house. However, what I have for carpet isn't pretty. With Madison's first communion right around the corner, I rented a Rug Doctor. The above picture is my basement stairs. Gross, I know. Those stains ended up there when we did Will's first birthday. Will will be 5 in June. I've tried everything under the sun to remove that. We don't even know what was spilled there. We just know that it has been there since the party.
My local grocery store rents out Rug Doctors. I was able to rent one with attachments for less than $30 a night. I highly recommend the attachments! We used the attachments to clean my basement stairs and my back porch. As you can see from the picture below, those were my results:
Seriously. Those stains? GONE! That alone was worth getting. However, the water after doing those stairs:
Yes, that's what it did to my water. It was pretty gross. However, the carpet on the stairs that looked like crap before looks awesome!!! My own husband couldn't believe how well it worked! It almost looks like we put new carpet in! We also used the Rug Doctor on Madison's bedroom. The Rug Doctor was able to get nail polish out of her carpet, so needless to say, I am impressed.
The Rug Doctor was pretty easy to use. I did use it a tad to slow in Madison's room so I recommend not using it at a snails pace like I did. That being said, I will definitely use a Rug Doctor again. We are extremely impressed with the results!