Getting your carpets cleaned is expensive and inconvenient. You basically have to move out of your house for a day along with potentially moving furniture all over the place.
Sounds like a lot of work on your shoulders even after hiring a professional to come out and clean your rugs. Might as well do it yourself–and that’s what I recommend.
Carpet cleaning machines are a worthy investment. Here are the top three reasons why you should consider adding one to your arsenal of house cleaning tools.
1. They Will Save You a Lot of Money–Eventually
Hiring a company to come out and clean your carpets may seem like a frugal idea at first, but let’s do the math. You will pay a company anywhere from $30 to $80 per room. For a five room home (which is relatively small) you’ll be paying $150 to $400. Every year. Deep cleaning machines cost between $180 to $500 and it’s yours to use year after year.
What about renting a cleaning unit? Although this might appear as a good idea, you never know what you’re going to get. You may end up with a substandard machine that doesn’t do the job you want. Also, as you rent a cleaner each year, you may end up with a machine you are unfamiliar with. You will have to learn how to use it all over again. Finally, it goes back to the same point: You will be spending money renting one every year.
Buy a machine now and use it year after year for free. You will make your money back in a year.
2. You Can Clean At Your Own Leisure
Super Bowl party coming up? Daughter’s birthday party? Having friends over for dinner? Are your carpets filthy? If so, you better call someone or go rent a machine, stat! I’m getting stressed out just thinking about dealing with dirty carpets when guests are coming. If you have your own deep carpet cleaner, you can clean any time you want.
You also don’t have to wait a full year to take care of your soiled carpets. As soon as they are looking dingy, you can attack them immediately.
3. No Chemicals Unless You Want Them
You control the kind of cleaning your carpet cleaner will do. If you’re okay with using chemicals in your machine, you will have plenty of options. The same goes with non-chemical units. If you have to rent or hire a company, you will need to shop around to make sure you’re not getting stuck with something you really don’t want in your house–and on your carpets.
Finally, most cleaning machines for carpets use good old fashion steam as it’s main cleaning agent. Steam is an incredibly natural way to clean (it is only water, after all) and it destroys harmful bacteria that likes to set up camp in your carpet fibers, like:
- E coli
These gross bugs can potentially be found lurking down there, so be sure that when you clean, you are REALLY cleaning.
Although it may seem like a huge investment, in the long run, buying a carpet cleaning machine won’t set you too far back–especially for what you get back in return.