Hi again, Xylene.You didn't like my advice then and you won't like it now.
Take all of your excess belongings out of the apartment and place them in a storage unit. If they are insisting on pro carpet cleaning, get it done. Hire help to assist you in doing all of this. It will be much cheaper for you than an eviction. Having your things stored will be help with a move anyways, as you now claim to be intending to do...
I pretty much started doing all of that before I got the notice. I had let the rental agency know I had arrangements for all of that and it'd be complete by the end of the year. They said that was fine. And I did.
I hired professional cleaners when I was able to, but unfortunately the holidays delayed anyone from coming out that soon. There aren't any physical issues anymore. As I said to a previous poster, I'm just going for damage control right now. Feel free to read my last couple of responses for where things stand on that.