Rental Machines vs Professional Carpet Cleaning

Rental Machines vs Professional Carpet Cleaning

We were recently carpet cleaning in Swansea and a new customer asked us a common question…

“What is the difference between hiring a rental machine and using a professional carpet cleaning company?”

There are many differences…

You may be able to hire a rental machine for £25-£50 but when you consider that some professional machines cost over £10,000, it should be obvious that the results of the clean will be worlds apart!

Low price rarely equates to good value…

Apart from the huge difference in power and the effectiveness of the machines, a good carpet cleaning company will be skilled in stain identification and the use of specialist products.

It is also worth considering the potential damage that cheap or harsh chemicals can cause to some fabrics and carpets. The chemicals supplied with some machines (and often used by part-time cowboys!) are often inadequate or unsuitable for the job in hand.

We believe that you are far better off simply vacuuming your carpets regularly and hiring a professional carpet & upholstery cleaning company every 12-18 months. Otherwise you risk your cheap rental machine leaving you with carpets that have been over-wet (shrinkage) or harbouring sticky residue.


All professional carpet cleaning companies should be following a thorough and safe process and not taking any short-cuts…

Our Cleaning Process:

Step 1: Pre- Inspection – We carry out a thorough pre-inspection that involves checking the fibre and construction of the carpets and identify unique and possible permanent stains.

Step 2: Furniture Moving – Our pricing includes the careful moving of any items of furniture when necessary.

Step 3: Commercial Vacuum – We use a powerful industrial vacuum cleaner that removes any dry soiling.

Step 4: Pre-spray and Pre-spot – A pre-conditioning agent is applied to break down the general and traffic area soiling. Individual stains are treated with the appropriate solutions to give the best chance of removal.

Step 5: Soil Extraction and Rinse – Using steam at up to 225 degrees Fahrenheit our powerful machine will simultaneously extract soil particles and moisture, avoiding any potential for over wetting.

Step 6: Post-Spot – We inspect the carpet again and if any stubborn stains remain, they will receive extra treatment with specialist solutions to ensure the best chance of removal.

Step 7: Carpet Groom – The carpets are groomed with a professional groomer. This process lifts the carpet pile and aids fast drying. It also leaves your carpets looking fantastic!

Step 8: Turbo Dry – If deemed necessary, a turbo dryer will be used to remove any excess moisture from the carpet.

Step 9: Final Inspection – We will inspect the carpets on completion of the work and check that you are thrilled with the results! Your carpets will be left soft and fresh! If you have asked for Scotchgard protection to be applied to your carpets, we will apply it at this stage. Although an optional extra, it does prolong the life of carpets and furnishings and minimises the likelihood of any future permanent stains.

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