Renting a carpet cleaning machine

Edinburgh carpet cleaning hire – the true pitfalls! Regular carpet cleaning is required in order to ensure that your home is fresh and clean. Many people feel that a cheap “DIY” rental machine “will do” but we at DirtMaster feel differently. Read this article if you want to know why not to rent a carpet steam cleaner.

The first thing that most people notice when they’re shopping for homes is the floor. If you have a carpet in your home and it’s not clean, you’re going to turn these buyers right off. The rest of your home might be flawless but this won’t matter because first impressions are important.

Now, one of the most popular ways of keeping your carpet nice and healthy is to rent a carpet cleaner from your local DIY shop or supermarket. The one that’s readily available here in Edinburgh is the Rug Doctor. Is this really the best way to deep clean your carpet?? I we all know fairly inexpensive but how effective is it? Well, we’ve done a bit of research and the results can be found below. It turns out that rentable carpet cleaning machines aren’t nearly as effective as a proper professional carpet cleaning Edinburgh service. Here are three reasons why:

Professional Machines Beat The Likes Of “The Rug Doctor” Hands Down!


Have you ever seen the machine that a quality professional carpet cleaner uses to clean carpets? It’s huge! If you want to talk prices, here we go. The Rug Doctor retails for around £300. The machines that the pros use go for closer to £3500+. That’s well over 10 times the price! Doesn’t it stand to reason then, that the results will be quite a bit better with the bigger, professional extraction machine? One might answer this by saying they’ll find a professional machine, rent it, and do the job themselves. This, for a really good reason, isn’t actually possible. You see, you need a license to operate these machines. Only certified professionals are allowed to use them.

Carpet Cleaning… Not As Straightforward As You Think.

According to the directions supplied with most carpet cleaning rentals, the process is really straightforward. You simply mix the solution, put it in the machine and start pushing it around like a vacuum. The reality of these machines, though, is that it isn’t this simple. There are many factors that need to be considered before you start the cleaning process. What type of carpet do you have? Is it wool or synthetic? How deep is the soiling? Is the carpet prone to shrinkage or other defects? Do you use a stain defender type product on your carpets? If you don’t know the answers to questions like these, you probably shouldn’t clean your own carpet. Qualified carpet cleaners will take a look at your unique situation and clean the carpets accordingly.

Another thing to think about is the fact that you could actually damage your carpet if you clean it wrong. Using a bit of water to clean the carpet is great. If you overdo it though, you could cause water damage. This can lead to problems with mould, browning, delamination or shrinkage. Is it really worth doing it yourself just to save some money?

Strong Cleaning Solution vs. Weak Cleaning Solution

The Carpet cleaning solutions supplied with products like the Rug Doctor and the Bissell Machine aren’t particularly effective. This is due to the fact that they are being used by people who aren’t certified carpet cleaners. A strong cleaning solution in the wrong hands can actually be quite dangerous to your carpets. This same strong solution in the hands of a professional, though, can be very effective.

So are the Rug Doctors and Bissell/Vax Machines complete garbage? Of course not! They are effective if used in the right situation i.e. highlight cleans between professional deep cleans.

 
But if you’re looking for a professional carpet cleaner in Edinburgh to give the best results and take away all the stress from you, then give DirtMaster a call today for your free quote.