Carpeting creates a more comfortable floor space, but it can also track, absorb and trap dirt and odors. In addition to vacuuming, it’s often recommended to give your carpeting a thorough shampooing at least once a year. Finding the right carpet detergent or rug shampoo can be as easy as purchasing the same brand as your carpet shampooer or purchasing a type that will address your specific needs.
Carpet shampoos come in varieties that will help reduce allergens, combat pet odors and stains and even deep cleanse a particular type of carpet fiber. Some carpet detergents can also be used as an upholstery shampoo. And if you’re sensitive to the dampness left behind in the process, Ace Hardware carries dry carpet shampoo as well. For more tips, visit our guide on how to use floor cleaners.