The plan was to replace this carpet, but decided to wait and try a carpet cleaning. They haven't been clean in years and it wasn't easy, a challenge to say the lease. Our customer in Abingdon, MD needed carpet cleaning services for her home. A good vacuum was needed, pretreatment for the soil build up, and a hand carpet cleaning scrubbing (none destructive as you can see) because of the time between cleaning, and beyond our control we were not able to completely remove all high traffic areas. This is what we like to do, give it to you straight. All situations are different depending on many factors from time to activity to how often you vacuum.