In order to have all our carpets cleaned, it would cost us between £100 and £200 per session. Now that we have Ruby, they are getting grubby a little bit quicker. When we have our 4 grand dogs down, grime builds up even more.
After seeing the results of DS and DDiL when their carpets were cleaned, we decided to invest in a Vax carpet cleaner. Just cleaning all the carpets twice will cover the cost of the machine and investing in a 4l bottle of cleaner will last us for 10 - 15 whole house washes.
As you know, Ruby has been unwell a few times on the carpets and hands and knees cleaning just doesn't cope well with those scenarios. The lounge carpet (very old and grubby) was changed when she became house trained otherwise it would really have smelt dreadful by now.
We began yesterday with the kitchen carpet, a large rug from the lounge and a smaller rug from the conservatory. The kitchen carpet hadn't been done for ages and the light today isn't very good to show you the difference but it is so much cleaner. Most people don't have carpet in their kitchen for this reason but we like the warmth it offers in the one room in the house that doesn't have heating: