Believe it or not, a lot of my customers ask me what I think about renting carpet cleaning equipment. Obviously since I own a Las Vegas carpet cleaning company, I’m a little biased against rentals. That said, there are some good things about doing it yourself to consider.
To start this article off, let me talk about the good things about cleaning carpets yourself with rental equipment.
Lean Wallets Love Renting
Generally, you’re going to save a bit of money if you do it yourself. I think that this is the #1 reason why people tend to do it themselves, and it makes sense. Depending on the size of the house, it’s not unheard of to save a few hundred bucks this way.
If this is your main reason for not wanting to hire a carpet cleaning company in Las Vegas, check out several different vendors for pricing. You’ll find that prices can vary dramatically from place to place, even for the same piece of equipment.
Do it On YOUR Time
Have you ever had to stay home from work while the carpet cleaning company came? Or maybe you had to ask them to come on a Saturday, meaning you had to schedule a bit in advance.
The good thing about renting some equipment and doing it yourself is that you can do it whenever you’re able to. Evenings, weekends, 2 am (if you aren’t in an apartment of course), etc. And you like convenience, right? I mean, isn’t that why most people drive cars instead of taking public transportation?
Nobody Knows Your Carpet Like You Do
I’ve been doing carpet cleaning in Las Vegas for years and years. I know carpet pretty darn well. But there’s still a good chance that you know more about your carpet than I do.
Don’t believe me? Well you know where little Jonny tends to spill his juice, right? And you remember those places where the dog had accidents as a puppy.
Because you know your own carpet so well, you’re much more likely to re-do those trouble spots and pay extra attention to the places that need the most help.
Now that said, let me talk about why I recommend my customers not to do it themselves.
We Repair What Your Husband “Fixed”
I saw that sign on a billboard one time and just loved it!
The idea is this- I understand that you want to save money and learn a new skill. Everyone is struggling with finances right now, so you don’t want to pay out too much money.
The problem is that if you try to do something like carpet cleaning without prior experience, you won’t get great results. Sure, those rental machines can do a decent job. But do you know how to get out that urine smell that soaked into the carpet pad? Or how to get rid of that red wine stain that just will NOT go away?
Probably not- but I do. An expert such as myself will give you that carpet you’ve been missing- not just quasi-clean carpet.
Do You Know Where that Equipment has Been?
One major problem with rentals is this- you really don’t know what kind of carpets it has touched before.
What if you’re allergic to pets, and it was used on a house occupied by 10 cats? Or if you HATE the smell of smoke, and it was used on a home of chain-smokers before?
Believe it or not, there’s a good chance the smells, hair, and other nastiness cleaned up in other homes could make its way into your home. Even though these rental places are supposed to thoroughly clean their stuff… I assume you, it’s nasty.
Turn a House into a Home
When your carpet is gross, you don’t feel comfortable. It smells, you don’t want company coming over, and your feet get nasty stuff stuck to ‘em.
You see, this may sound cheesy but I don’t think of myself as someone who does carpet cleaning. Las Vegas is my home, and everyone in it is my neighbor. By helping someone feel more comfortable in their home, I feel like I’m helping out a neighbor.
Again- I know that’s cheesy, but after you’ve worked an office job where you don’t get much job satisfaction, you appreciate gigs like this!
The Bottom Line Is…
There are some good reasons to rent carpet cleaning equipment. You can save money, do it on your own time, and hit the trouble spots extra hard.
But personally, I recommend going with the professionals. A good carpet cleaning company in Las Vegas will save you frustration and help you love your home again.
Until next time,