Hi, Christa. If it is just a light burn on the very top fibers, you can sometimes get by with just trimming the carpet down a little with sissors. If the burn is deep, this is a job for the pros. You could rent the equipment and do it yourself but the price for the rentals and incidentals will probably be less than the pro would charge for this small job. It will probably not be much more than their minimum just for coming out.