My recipe for getting your carpets clean. 1 cup of distilled white vinegar, 2 gallons hot water, and 1/2 to 1 cup of Borax, diluted. This got our carpets SO clean and fresh! Never hiring a company to do it again! I even had red marker on my carpet that the "other guys" said would never come out; this got it out! I save some in a mason jar for emergency spot cleaning.