Although do it yourself rental carpet cleaning equipment will never be up to par with a professional cleaning service it could be an option for a home owner in special circumstances. An example would be if you are trying to sell your home and want the carpeted rooms to look more alive without spending too much. You can also utilize do it yourself machines to prolong the time between professional carpet cleaning visits. Experts advise that professional cleaning be done every 12 months but may need to be more frequent if one has pets or young children. Using these do it yourself equipment could lessen the need for more frequent cleaning.
Whatever your reasons for considering renting a carpet cleaner there are some factors you should always think about, the most important being research how effective it is. Since most of these rentals utilize water it is imperative that it is able to draw out about 80% or more of the liquid it used for cleaning from the material to prevent mold and mildew. It should also be powerful enough to remove a majority of the dirt, grime and stains off the carpeting. Also ask if it comes with attachments and extensions for hard to reach places.
Calculate for cost accurately and include “what if” scenarios. When calculating for cost be sure to take into consideration if the rental company will include the cleansers needed for cleaning or if you need to buy those yourself. Also think about if you need to extend your rental period as unforeseen events may hinder you from finishing on time and if it will still be cost effective.
Last but definitely not the least is support. Does the company provide a technical support number you can call and can assist you should you have problems operating it when you get home? This may not seem but you’ll be thankful you checked when you start operating the machine.