Funny. I just called a flooring store ton inquire about hardwood flooring. You see....last night Bubba took a blue marker to his cream-colored carpet. Ugh. Luckily, the carpet wasn't in the best shape to begin with, so I"m not heartbroken over having to replace it.
But, you asked about Carpet Cleaning
Last time I had it cleaned - about fourmonths ago - I used Stanley Steemer, our of Bowie, I think. Reasonable price, did a great job, and did the job quickly. Bubba's room (the one with the ugly carpet) looked great as the guy was cleaning it, but as it dried, the stains came through again. It wasn't the cleaners' fault, as it was some nasty stuff in that rug.
I'd use them again, but seeing as I'm getting hardwood floors, I'll likely not have a reason to use them again.