Rental Carpet Cleaning Machines vs Professional Carpet Cleaners

Posted on 12/16/2020
Categories: Carpet Cleaning
Carpeting makes your home feel warm and inviting. 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 your 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

You can rent a BISSELL Big Green® Cleaning Machines at home improvement stores, like Lowe’s, and grocery stores around the country. Check out our rental location map to find one of our retail partners near you. When you get to the store, go to the service desk and let them know that you want to rent a Big Green® carpet cleaner. The store associate will help you get the machine and have you fill out a rental form. Don't forget to grab a BISSELL formula before you checkout! 

Carpet Cleaning Rental Pros

  • Less expensive than hiring a professional
  • Professional-grade cleaning results
  • Powerful motors and extra-large DirtLifter PowerBrush
  • No experience necessary
  • Clean when it's convenient for you - weekday or weekend,  day or night 
  • 24-hr or 48-hr rental options

Carpet Cleaning Rental Cons

  • Pickup and drop-off
  • YOU have to do the cleaning (but pride in doing it yourself might counteract this and make it a pro)

How much are carpet cleaning rentals?

BISSELL Big Green® carpet cleaner rentals are $39.99 for 24 hours or $49.99 for 48 hours. You can add on a stair/upholstery tool for just $5.99 for 24 or 48 hours. 

Hiring professional carpet cleaners

If you don’t want to do the work yourself and you don’t mind spending the extra money hiring might be right for you. The professional will schedule a time to come into your home with their equipment to deep clean the carpet. 

Professional Carpet Cleaning Pros

  • They do the cleaning for you
  • Insured work

Professional Carpet Cleaning Cons

  • Cost
  • Scheduling options may not be ideal
  • You will need to prepare every room they are cleaning prior to their arrival
  • Inconvenience while you are home and they are cleaning

Professional Carpet Cleaning Cost

This will vary by company, but getting carpets professionally cleaned for a home is generally $200 - $330. This cost does not include cleaning any furniture. Also, be aware, add-on treatments can increase the cost quite a bit. 

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 extra money on 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!


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