When it’s time to clean your carpets, you have probably considered renting a Rug Doctor. It’s the most popular brand of compact carpet cleaning machines that you can rent or buy.
The most common reason people choose to rent a machine and do the cleaning themselves is to save money. In this article, we review the Pros and Cons to see how well it works and if it really does save you money.
Similar Process - The machine you rent uses pretty much the same steps and process of a professional carpet cleaner. The machine lays down a soapy solution on the carpet and scrubs it to loosen the soil. Then, the machine injects hot water and then proceeds to pull out the water, bringing out the dirt with it.
Initial Lower Cost - Rentals typically run $30-$40 plus the cost of the cleaning solutions you have to get, it ends up being around $70-$80 dollars. RugDoctor.com offers their rentals for $29.99. If you add their 4-room solution cleaner ($14.99), Pre-Treat ($7.49), and Pet Stain Remover ($9.49), that adds up to about $62. If you have more rooms and larger square footage to cover, you’ll have to purchase more cleaning solutions.
Residue - Due to the lack of high power, rented carpet cleaning machines may not get all of the soap solution out. If this happens and you hire a professional carpet cleaning to re-clean the area, once they lay down their own solutions, it makes it more difficult to clean the carpet the second time because the remaining residue is still in the carpet.
Higher Cost - After using a rental and you are unhappy with the results, when you hire a professional carpet cleaner to re-clean, you end up having to pay more in the end.
Is the Rug Doctor Rental Worth It?
As you are thinking through whether you should rent a machine to clean your own rugs and carpets, it's important to consider the Pros and Cons. The benefits of renting a machine is convenience in time and scheduling as well as initial savings, but the cons could cost you more and you will not receive the same professional quality clean as hiring a company with a powerful truck-mount equipment. Interested in how Veritas Carpet Cleaning Orlando can serve you? Find out more about us or give us a call today!