Many of us would love to switch out our ugly old carpets for new wood floors, but who can afford it. The recession has not helped matters. Who has the extra money to renovate their homes and put in expensive wood flooring? Switching out carpet can be expensive as well and is a project that will take a lot of time and professional help. So what is a person to do when their carpets are stained? Carpet cleaners can help you get out those pesky stains that are creating such an eye sore. Whether the stains are new or old, carpet cleaners can remove them and leave your carpet looking brand new. You might think that hiring a carpet cleaner is a luxury you do not have, but when you consider your other options, hiring a carpet cleaning company is a relatively inexpensive way to save time and freshen up your living space. Have you ever rented a carpet cleaner from the market and tried to clean your carpet yourself? Buying a bottle of carpet cleaner and scrubbing away takes so much time and effort and rarely can you physically remove the stain in question. Renting a carpet cleaner and trying to clean your carpet yourself is just as physically demanding. The equipment is so big and heavy that it is hard to maneuver. It is hard on the back and joints. You can labor away for hours with a carpet cleaner and still be disappointed with the results.