Consumer-grade carpet cleaners have come a long way over the years. Thanks to technology, there are machines available that are almost as capable as professional carpet cleaning machines—but they’re not quite there. Some people consider purchasing a carpet cleaning machine so they don’t have to pay someone, but that’s generally not how they’re designed.
These machines are capable. They can clean carpets, remove stains, refresh the carpet pile, and provide a cleaner space. Some are designed for spot treatment, while others are designed to do full carpet cleaning from wall to wall, and they all have their own related costs. Generally speaking, the more high-quality carpet cleaners with more features are going to be the most expensive. Simple models and spot cleaners can often be purchased for less than $100.
The question remains, though: are these machines worth the investment? That depends on which you choose and how it is used. However, you can assume that you’ll love this investment in a professional cleaning when you buy the right machine. That’s right—although these carpet cleaners are more than capable of giving carpets a quick refresh, there’s no replacement for professional carpet cleaning.
You can use these machines to keep your floors clean or clean up stains throughout the year, but you will also want to schedule a regular professional carpet cleaning. Not only that, but when you’re shopping for these consumer-grade carpet cleaners, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind:
- You get what you pay for. Make sure that you take the time to find a unit that delivers the cleaning that you need at a price that you can afford. Don’t buy the cheapest machine or you’ll probably be less than pleased with the results.
- Consider what products are used with the carpet cleaner. Consider machines that use natural cleaners and oxygen-based products so that you’re not putting harsh chemicals into your floors.
- Look at attachments and design, as well as how easy the unit is to clean. Carpet cleaners can get pretty filthy and you want to be able to get the dirt out of the machine, not just your floors.
And as always, if you have questions or concerns about taking the best care of your carpets, feel free to ask your Green-Gen Carpet and Fine Rug Cleaning. The last thing you want to do is cause damage to your floors when you’re just trying to keep them clean and looking their best.