I looked up companies selling environmentally friendly cleaning products in SA via The Green Pages, made just one call and was put onto Tony, owner of Dry Bright Cleaning. Tony was able to fit me in within a few days and spent Thursday afternoon talking me through the cleaning process as he worked his magic on our neglected carpets.
I must admit that I had my doubts that orange oil and hot water would make any real difference on any of the nasty stains inflicted on the carpet. All my doubts were put firmly in their place. The cleaning products, along with the thorough process Tony uses, removed even the harshest of stains, including coffee, red wine and sunscreen! Toward the end of the cleaning process, Tony showed me the 'muck' coming from our carpets (gasp!) and kindly assured me he had seen worse (sweet!). I even learnt the previous owner had a cat which loved sitting by the bedroom window!
If you live in little adelaide and are looking for someone to clean carpets (or car interiors, or scotch-guard couches...) I can highly recommend Dry Bright. Not only did the job get done, but Tony took the time to educate me through the cleaning process. You can call them on 08 8251 1223 or check them out on True Local.
For those in Australia, don't forget to check out The Green Pages before making any purchases.