Rental Carpet Cleaning Machines vs Professional Carpet Cleaners: Which Should I Choose?

Posted on 12/16/2020
Categories: Carpet Cleaning
Carpeting makes your home feel warm and inviting. It brings people together, encourages kids to play on the floor and even does double-duty as extra seating when we can all gather together and there just isn’t enough space on the couch. Cleaning carpet might seem hard, but it isn’t with the right carpet cleaning tools. BISSELL Rental is here to help you figure out the best way to deep clean carpet.

Professional Carpet Cleaning VS. DIY

Vacuuming carpets regularly is necessary to help keep your home clean. You’ll probably also want to keep a spray spot cleaner on hand for accidents. But, once or twice a year, your carpet will need to be deep cleaned. Let’s look at your options:
  1. You can pay for professional carpet cleaning services OR
  2. You can do it yourself and rent a carpet cleaner.
There are pros and cons to each method.

Renting carpet cleaning machines

There are many benefits to a BISSELL Big Green® carpet cleaner rental machine vs. a professional cleaner. It’s easy to rent, easy to use, and easy to find. BISSELL Big Green machines are at home improvement stores, like Lowe’s, and grocery stores around the country. Check out our carpet cleaning rental location map to find where we are near you. Then, when you get to the store, go to the service desk and let them know that you want to rent a Big Green machine. The store associate will help you get the rental carpet cleaner, help you pick out a formula, and get you checked out. Then you are on your way to cleaning your carpet!

Carpet Cleaning Rental Pros

·       Professional-grade cleaning results
·       No storage or maintenance hassle
·       You decide when to clean
·       Less expensive than hiring a professional


Carpet Cleaning Rental Cons

·       Pickup and drop-off
·       Time spent cleaning (but isn’t this more of a fun DIY?)

How much are carpet cleaning rentals?

BISSELL Big Green carpet cleaner rentals are $34.99 for 24 hours or $44.99 for 48 hours. You can add on a stair/upholstery tool for just $5.00 for 24 or 48 hours. 


Hiring professional carpet cleaners

Is professional carpet cleaning worth it? It may be if you don’t want to do the work yourself and you don’t mind spending the extra money. If you hire a professional carpet steam cleaner, they will schedule a time to come into your home with their equipment to deep clean carpet. You’ll want to remove anything from the room that is valuable or delicate, make sure there are no curtains on the floor and vacuum before they arrive.

Professional Carpet Cleaning Pros

·       Warranty
·       Insured work

Professional Carpet Cleaning Cons

·       Cost
·       Inconvenience during cleaning

Professional Carpet Cleaning Cost

This will vary by company, but getting carpets professionally cleaned is generally over $200 for a home. Beware of the add-on treatments that can end up costing quite a bit more.

How to Prepare Before Getting Carpets Cleaned

Before getting your carpets cleaned, whether DIY or by a professional carpet steam cleaner, there are a few things that you should do:
·       Vacuum to remove the dust and dirt from your carpet
·       Remove your furniture or, if you can’t do that, put furniture coasters between the legs and the carpet (professionals may do this for you)
·       Make sure curtains and drapes are secured well off the floor
·       Pre-treat problem and high-traffic areas, or let the professionals know about these areas so that they can pay extra attention to them


Do rental carpet cleaners work?

Yes. BISSELL Big Green carpet cleaning rental machines are professional-grade cleaning machines that get the deep carpet cleaning you want in your home.

How much does carpet cleaning cost?

Carpet cleaning cost depends on which type of carpet cleaning you decide to go with. BISSELL Rental carpet cleaning machines cost $34.99 for 24 hours or $39.99 for 48 hours. Professional steam cleaning can cost considerably more than that, although they do run specials from time to time that lower the cost. You can save over $200 renting a carpet cleaning machine versus hiring a pro.

Choosing what’s best for you and your project

So, to wrap this up, how do you know what is best for you and your home? It comes down to a few different things. Just ask yourself a few questions:
  • Are you comfortable with people coming into your home?
  • Do you have a way to transport the rental carpet cleaner to your home?
  • Do you want to spend the extra money for carpet cleaning?
Renting is definitely the more cost-effective way to clean your carpet. You can save over $200 vs. hiring a pro. Consider BISSELL Rental the next time you are thinking about cleaning your carpet. It’s easy, effective and a great deal!

Find a carpet cleaner rental near me

Find a BISSELL Big Green Carpet Cleaning machine near you today, and tackle your carpet cleaning project for less cost than hiring a professional.

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