Carpet shampooer or shop vac?
My carpet is old shag that we can't afford to replace until the future sometime. I haven't cleaned it in several years so I know it's filthy. I live in a rural area so renting a shampooer will be difficult time-wise (I won't have enough time to clean the carpet & return the machine in a timely manner). Don't want to hire someone because my budget can't afford it. Besides, I want to have my own so I can clean it whenever I want. I have done comparison shopping at Walmart, Home Depot, Sears, & online. Shop vacs are cheaper so I was wondering what the difference was? Has anyone used a shop vac to clean your carpet, & what were the results?