Are You Considering Using A Rental Carpet Cleaner?

May 9, 2024

When it comes to your home and your carpet, choosing an option to ensure a quality clean is incredibly important. If you are considering using a rental carpet cleaner, be aware of the difference between rentals and hiring a professional carpet cleaner.

Rental Carpet Cleaners

Machine Size

The machines use tiny vacuum motors compared to the vacuum blower in a professional truck-mounted unit. Unfortunately, these small motors do not provide enough lift and suction to get enough soil and water out of the carpet. This causes the rug to come out stiff, crunchy, and streaky.

The Carpet Dries Slower

The carpet also stays wetter for a more extended period. Much of the soap stays in the carpet which causes the carpet to re-soil rapidly.

You Don’t Know Where The Rental Carpet Cleaner Has Been

From a hygiene standpoint, we need to analyze how these machines get used. People use rental machines to clean apartments which are often dirtier than other homes. The devices are used to clean severe pet urine contamination, overflowing toilets, sewage backup, and even messes involving blood.

What The Carpet Cleaner May Have Picked Up

Also what did that rental machine pick up? Could it have picked up bed bugs, fleas, dust mites, or roach eggs that might fall out onto the next person’s carpet? Was it used in a meth house?

Overall, it can be unsettling to wonder if the machine was properly cleaned and sanitized before it was rented out. Was it just rinsed or wiped off, or cleaned at all? Although the potential savings is appealing, it is essential to ask yourself if it is worth risking damage to your expensive carpet or putting your family’s health at risk. Additionally, suppose you consider the time to pick up and drop off the machine, the cleaning chemicals, and your cleaning time. In that case, you may discover that having a professional clean your carpet will be close to the exact cost and less time-consuming.

Carpet Cleaning Equipment at Hydro Clean Carpet Cleaning

At Hydro Clean Carpet Cleaning in Colorado Springs, we clean and disinfect the equipment after each job. We do this to ensure we are not carrying someone else’s filth into your home. If you are considering hiring a professional carpet cleaner, contact us for a quote and more information.

Read: Should You Have Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned?