Carpet Cleaning Machines

Your carpets are filthy and you know it. You’re also tired of paying the high cost of having someone come out and deep clean your entire house once or twice a year. So, what are your options? Investing in a high quality carpet cleaning machine is a great choice. Of course, you’ll need to learn a little about how carpet cleaning machines work before you go shopping for one.

First of all, you’ll have to look into he different types of carpet cleaning machines on the market before making an informed decision. It doesn’t matter whether you are interested in buying a carpet cleaning machine for your home or business; here are the three most common styles to choose from:

Home Machines
The variety of home carpet cleaning machines is endless. Depending on your needs and your budget, you can get anything from a miniature industrial machine, to one that does little more than skim the dirt off the surface of the rug you are treating. When looking for a home carpet cleaning machine ask yourself these important questions:

  • How dirty do my carpets get?
  • What type of dirt will I be cleaning (food stains, mud, surface dirt, etc)
  • How much work do I want to put into the cleaning job? Some machines require pre-treating rugs or other scrubbing methods, while others do all of the work for you.
  • How heavy is the cleaning unit? This can make a big difference when considering how often you’ll be dragging it out of the closet and whether or not you will need to be taking it up and down stairs to get to the rooms that need cleaned.

Once you determine how much (and what kind) of dirt your new machine will be cleaning, it will make it easier to choose the right model. Most experts agree that few people need top of line versions; and few people are happy with low-end models, so your best bet is to choose a mid-range carpet cleaning machine that features steam cleaning and the ability to add cleaning chemicals right to the water. This will likely cost you between $200 and $500.

Commercial Machines
Used for light traffic areas like offices, commercial carpet cleaning machines are made to be used hard, but tend to leave deep seeded dirt behind. The cost of one of these machines is $1,000 to $2,000.

Industrial Machines
Meant for ultra-high traffic areas, industrial machines are extremely powerful, able to suction even debris out of a carpet! They work by spraying water and cleaning chemicals directly onto the rug, and then suctioning them up with a powerful hose. Able to remove all kinds of dirt and grime form your carpets, these high-end machines are costly, ranging between 1,000 and $2,500.

The best way to find and choose the right carpet cleaning machine for you is to shop around. Look at a lot of different models and styles. Try one or two out if you can. Consider where it will be used, and how. Then compare models to get the machine that will not only get the job done quickly and easily, but that you can easily afford.

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