Steam Cleaning: Hiring a Professional vs. Renting a Machine
By Amy Renken
There’s no doubt that you can rent a steam cleaning machine that will clean your carpet – however, there’s also no doubt that professionals could clean it better. Do you want to ensure that all of the residue is out of the carpet? While there may be benefits to buying your own steam cleaning machine, you may want to look at the benefits of hiring a professional as well.
What are the benefits of renting or buying your own machine?
Cost effective – Buying your own machine may be more cost effective if you plan on cleaning your carpet often. On the contrary, renting may be more cost effective if you plan on using it once or twice.
Convenience – You’re not welcoming anyone else into your new home besides a new machine. It’s definitely convenient to be able to just walk to the garage (or where ever you store your machines) and begin cleaning your carpet.
What are the benefits of hiring a professional?
When you take pictures of your kids do they ever turn out as fabulous as the ones you got professionally taken for the holidays? What about when you color your hair? Does it turn out as good as it does when you get it professionally done? It’s the same when it comes to your carpet.
Suction – the machines that a professional steam cleaning company has are industrial grade and usually hooked up to their vehicle. This allows for a much stronger suction to ensure that all of the dirt, debris, and other grime is lifted from your carpet.
Knowledge – This is a major one. Professional carpet cleaners are cleaning carpets all day every day – they know everything there is to know about carpets and how to clean them. When you have especially tough stains or odors, they know how to remove them.
You be the judge, but it is always recommended to ensure the best carpet cleaning and the longest life for your carpet – call a professional. Better yet, call us at (800) 880-7785!