Thinking of renting a carpet cleaning machine? Make sure you read this before you do!
Ok, so you’ve been looking around the house and have realised that some of your soft furnishings and carpets may need a little tidy up. The first thing you may have thought of was to hire a carpet and upholstery cleaning machine from a local DIY store. Although, this may seem like a great idea at first, there are many things that you must consider before doing so. Of course, hiring a carpet cleaning machine will mean that you will be able to do all the cleaning yourself whenever it suits you without bringing any strangers into your home. But is this necessary true?
There are many factors you should consider before hiring a DIY carpet and upholstery cleaning machine.Firstly, you may be easily swayed to believe that those machines deliver the excellent results as their manufacturers advertise. However as soon as you get to use it you may quickly realise that you have fallen into their great marketing trick. Unfortunately, those machines will often not meet your expectations. Moreover, they will leave your carpets and upholstery wet for as much as few days!
How do we know this? As part of our customer survey, we always ask whether the carpet or upholstery have been previously cleaned by another company or by the customers themselves. Over the years, we have gathered more than enough feedback from our past customers. Most of them have tried to do the cleaning themselves with hired machines and guess what? They wouldn’t do it again… The truth is that most of them were not happy with the poor machine performance, long drying times and a lot hidden extras they weren’t aware of!
Part of our job is yes, cleaning carpets and upholstery. Nevertheless, we do more than that. We believe that educating our customers is essential part of our service, hence the need for this article. This article will highlight the main reasons as to why it may be beneficial for you to use professional carpet and upholstery cleaners in your local area rather than attempting the DIY approach.
1. It is not as cost effective as it seems.
To hire a carpet cleaning machine in Dublin you would have to spend at least 26.99 euro for the machine rental alone. Bare in mind the machine alone is not sufficient to carry out the cleaning. In addition to this price, depending on your situation, you need to pay for various detergents such as carpet high foot traffic cleaner, pet-stain detergent, upholstery cleaner, spot and stain remover, as well as anti foaming solution and deodoriser. There is also a small fee to pay if you would like to hire an upholstery attachment for cleaning fabrics.
Lastly, you then have to think about how you’re going to collect the cleaning machine you’re planning on to hire. You can either spend time and fuel money picking it from the store and dropping it back up again after you finish cleaning. Or you can arrange a delivery and collection service, which will cost you more. Now, after adding all of these up, a very attractive price of 26.99 euro for using the machine easily doubles, if not triples its value. So be aware of all the costs that you must consider hiring.
2. Hired domestic machines are not professional cleaning machines
Domestic machines don’t deliver the same results as professional carpet and upholstery cleaning machines. They simply don’t have the same vacuum suction and water pressure, which will provide the deepest cleaning results. Those machines come with small water pumps, which are unable to flush the dirt out of the carpet effectively. Commercial carpet cleaning machines like the ones we operate have fully adjustable high-pressure pumps up to 1400PSI. This enables the users to control how much water needs to be injected into your carpets, depending on the level of soiling.
In addition to that, professional machines are fitted with powerful multistage vacuums. Those lift the water out of your carpets leaving them completely dry in as little as few hours and not days! Professional steam cleaning service should be carried out with hot water. In the domestic machines, the water you put into the machine is the water that you’re going to use for cleaning. Professional cleaning machines go beyond that and have heating elements built into them, which heat up the water,. This helps provide even better cleaning results and quicker drying times! At Happy Clean, we always aim to provide the best possible carpet and upholstery cleaning service in Dublin.
3. Think of the hassle
Before you hire a carpet cleaning machine, you will have to leave a deposit and proof of address in the store for security purposes. Then, you have to allow yourself some time the pick up and drop of the machine.
Even worse you need to go through the hassle of visiting a busy supermarket. That’s if you didn’t go for the home delivery option. Now that you have the machine, you actually have to spend time using it at home. And you have to make the most out if it. Bare in mind, using those machines is quite time consuming and will take hours as they are not as powerful as commercial grade cleaning machines. Even then, you are not guaranteed any decent results. That’s the last thing you want to see after spending hours doing ‘deep cleaning’ around the house. What a way to spend a day off work huh?
At Happy Clean we can help you avoid all of that! You can make booking with us over the phone, via text message, Facebook, email, Whatsapp or Instagram… Hassle Free! You can make the bookings within couple of minutes. All you need to do is provide us with just a few simple booking details such as name, address and contact number… done! We offer flexible booking times in order to work around your busy schedule. Our industrial grade cleaning equipment helps us to carry out cleaning effectively and quickly around your house. Most importantly we manage your expectations from the very start. We will let you know what sort of results you can expect in the end of our deep cleaning process. For us, customer satisfaction is most important and that’s why we will never make any promises we cannot make!
4. Knowledge and experience is the key
Before you hire a steam cleaning machine you may firstly ask yourself this. How much do you actually know about carpet and upholstery cleaning. What if you damage the machine you’ve hired? Or if you damage your favourite armchair or sofa because you have been too aggressive with the detergents and/or water whilst cleaning? Do you know what you need to do to completely remove wine or odour from my carpet? Is it safe to use the detergents of your choice around your children and pets?
Carpet and upholstery cleaning may sound like a simple thing to do as first. However there is much more than you think to it. Before starting any cleaning, a professional carpet and upholstery cleaner should evaluate the type of fibre. After that he should carry out safety tests. This will help determine which cleaning method and chemical will be best suitable for the job. At Happy Clean, we are fully insured and trained, so that you can feel safe in our hands. We attend regular training courses. As a results, we refresh our knowledge and learn new skills and methods that would benefit our service and our customers. Moreover, we take the responsibility for those tough jobs, so that you don’t have to worry about anything. Our technicians believe in attention to detail and having everything done the ‘right’ way.