Worth the little extra! We bought our house a little over a year ago with carpets that we fully intended to replace with hardwoods. They had stains that made you extremely curious over what happened in those rooms. Other projects kept us from replacing them, and I could take it no longer...I called Chem-Dry because of their great reviews. I expected Chem-Dry to be able to lighten the carpets but not get out the stain and they even set my expectations as much. I came home yesterday after the cleaning and there are NO STAINS! I am beyond impressed and want everyone in town to support this amazing business. They cost a little more but I have had carpets cleaned before with some other cheaper guys and those stains came back (sometimes even worse.) Chen-Dry is the real deal...plus local hubby/wife team - what's not to love.