You’re having family and friends over for a big get together this weekend. As you scurry around the house getting it ready a small stain draws your eye to the carpeting. When you move in for a closer inspection you realize the carpet is actually a mess. You’ve done your best and vacuumed it regularly but it’s become discolored in places. Not only that, but it has more than the one stain and there’s an unpleasant odor you hadn’t noticed before. The big party isn’t for another several days so you decide to rent a wet vac and engage in some DIY carpet cleaning. This is where you should apply the brakes quickly and firmly. Rental carpet cleaning or rug cleaning machines are an almost complete waste of money. And below we’ll tell you why.
Steve’s Carpet Cleaning Services: The Right Choice for Boulder and Beyond
There are a lot of places in the Boulder area that will rent you a wet vac. But you’d be much better served by leaving them where they are and calling the pros at Steve’s Carpet Care to handle your carpet cleaning instead. Below we’ll look at some popular myths surrounding the rental carpet cleaning machine and why you’re better off calling in professional carpet cleaning services.
Myth #1: Rental machines are a good value - Rental machines may be cheaper than hiring a pro but the words “cheap” and “value” shouldn’t be confused with one another. A good value is when you’ve been charged a fair price and receive an outstanding product or service in return. That’s almost never the case with rental carpet cleaners. First off, you are not likely to achieve the results you want with a rental. Also, shampoo and chemicals can be left behind by the rental machine that wind up making your carpets feel crunchy. You may even wind up having to replace the carpets entirely. At Steve’s our truck mounted steam cleaning machine is chemical free and removes even the smallest pieces of dirt and debris. It then deposits all waste products directly into a disposal tank in the truck. Nothing is left behind in your carpeting.
Myth #2: Rental machines can handle any stain - Actually, they can’t. These machines are designed to use one type of mild shampoo. They are not designed to remove tough, ground in dirt, pet stains, wine stains or noxious odors. The shampoo they use has to be mild because it needs to work with different types of carpeting. If it’s too strong it may damage cheap carpets. This however, usually results in the machine being largely ineffective. By contrast, our truck mounted steam cleaning machine is just that: a steam cleaning machine. We apply the power of steam directly to the fibers in your carpet. The steam penetrates to the heart of the fabric and loosens and removes even the toughest stains. While there are some stains nothing will remove steam cleaning will cleanse most stains a rental machine couldn’t touch.
Myth #3: You can use a rental on your Persian - If you’re thinking about renting a carpet cleaning machine to clean your Persian rug we only have one word for you: don’t. Rental machines are notorious for creating color bleeds and set in stains in area rugs. Both of these issues are almost impossible to reverse. Rental machines simply use too much water which has the tendency to pull color from the fabrics and transfer it from one part of the rug to another. Once the rug dries what you’ve got are smears of color where before there was clarity. Rental carpet cleaners are not designed to be used on area rugs. Period. If someone at the rental place tells you it’s okay they either don’t know what they’re talking about or they’ll just say anything to get the business. If you need to have your Persian cleaned call the pros at Steve’s. We have over 40 years of experience and a state of the art facility for cleaning your treasured heirloom.
Myth #4: Your carpets are too old for professional treatment - Virtually any type of carpeting can benefit from professional carpet cleaning services. The idea that old carpeting won’t look markedly better after a professional cleaning simply isn’t true in most cases. In fact older carpets that are worn and have dirt ground deep into the pile over the course of years will often respond much better to steam cleaning than they will to a sloppy shampoo and wet vac. All the rental machine is likely to do is move dirt from one part of the carpeting to another. While our truck mounted steam cleaning system will pry loose even the most stubborn dirt before pulling it out of the carpet and removing it to the disposal unit in the truck. When we’re done your carpets are going to look better than they have in years.
The Bottom Line
Don’t be fooled by the rental machine marketing. That weak, ineffective carpet cleaning machine they want to rent you at the home improvement center is likely to do more harm than good to your carpets. If you care about your carpets, your loved ones, and the value of your home, call Steve’s Carpet Care for carpet cleaning services. We’ll get the job done right. Our truck mounted steam cleaning system produces results that are second to none and will have the guests at your big get together asking if you just had new carpets installed.