It’s the time of year when many of us get the spring cleaning bug. Who knows why? Maybe it’s the bit of a lull between busy seasons, or perhaps there’s more daylight coming through my windows, but whatever it is I suddenly feel the urge to deep clean rooms of my house, and get all those hidden corners scrubbed. I’ve been thinking about renting a steam cleaner to help with some deep cleaning.
Carpets always bother me, and even though they are regularly vacuumed, I just know that there is all kinds of ground in dirt that doesn’t all come out, trapped in the carpet fibers.
It’s been a while since I’ve rented a carpet steam cleaner. Although quite cheap to rent, about $30.00/day, loading it into my car, and then unloading/reloading this heavy piece of equipment several more times doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun.
I know a lot of people are opting to buy their own steam cleaner these days. I find myself skeptical of that, too. How much do you have to spend to get one that works really well? They appear to range in price from as low as $70.00-to over $1000.00. I’m sure, as with any product, that the more you spend, the better of a product you will get. I only have one room in my home with carpet, so purchasing an expensive steam cleaner probably wouldn’t be a top priority for me.
So how much does one spend to get a good carpet cleaner? Does a model that costs $200.00 perform well? Is it worth the purchase? How long does the machine last?
Some of the carpet steam cleaner reviews I’ve read suggest that some of these machines are prone to breaking, and may also leave carpets very wet, for several days. (Which can’t be healthy, or good for the floorboards, either)
What’s the best option? Spending lots of money, and owning your own carpet steam cleaner? At least you could do the job a lot more regularly, and have cleaner carpets. But then you have to store it in your home. Or, does one put up with the inconvenience of renting one once a year, lugging it home, and back to the store again, to save some money.
To rent or not to rent? To buy or not to buy? That is the question with so many items out there. Does the convenience of owning your own stuff outweigh the large expense, upkeep, maintenance, and the storage afterward?
For those people that decide it’s better to rent, it’s a good thing that Rentcharlie.com is here for you. For the rest of you who buy stuff, have you ever thought about renting out your things to people in your community, to offset some of the expense of owning it?