Thinking About Renting a DIY Carpet Cleaning Machine?
There is something that we all seem to like about having our carpets cleaned. You just feel better knowing that the dirt and grime has been removed. You have likely thought of giving them a clean yourself in the past. I mean, come on, there are professional machines you can rent to do it yourself and save a lot of money.
You take off to the local hardware store and rent a machine, buy the necessary chemicals, load them up, and head home to get started. After you have spent the entire day filling it up, emptying it, and adding the right amounts of everything, it will be worth it, right?
In all honesty, probably not. The machines you rent at the store are small so you can lift them and load them into your car. Because of this, they are limited in how much power they have. This is a huge difference between the professional machines we use at Carpet Cleaning Nurse's Touch and these DIY ones.
It basically comes down to size. The bigger the machine, the better it cleans. This is due to the size of the motors being able to produce more power, giving better results. It gives the professional machines more water pressure, more heat, and more vacuum power while leaving your carpets a lot cleaner and dryer.
It is likely that you will still have to hire a professional to really clean your carpets even after you have done them yourself. I mean, come on, if these machines cleaned well, then the companies that provide carpet cleaning would be put out of business.
There are some hidden dangers with using the machines you get from the store that you need to consider. The professional cleaners see the damage on a regular basis when they are called in the clean up the messes made by these machines. Here are some of the things they see:
1. Results that are poor – this is due to the machines not having much power
2. Carpet that stays damp for days, thus creating smells
3. Buildup of mold from cleaning carpets incorrectly
4. Carpets that are delaminated from getting too wet
5. Discoloration or browning from too much moisture
6. Carpet Shrinkage from too much moisture
7. Soil building up quickly because of detergent left in carpet
The biggest issues with doing your own carpet cleaning are the dangers of breathing in mold spores from the carpets being left wet and causing health issues, and having your carpets damaged physically from the machine and having to replace them. These are issues we see regularly as professional carpet cleaners in Mobile Alabama.
Keeping all this information in mind, you can see how it can cost you more to clean your own carpets. Sure, you may save a few dollars on the front end, but odds are, you will spend more down the road when you discover how bad these machines work on cleaning your carpets.