Even after you have thoroughly cleaned your home, your carpets won’t look or smell as good as they did when they were new. That’s because vacuuming alone isn’t enough. Most of the dirt and hair are actually ground so deep into your carpet’s fibres, even the most powerful vacuums can’t remove them. And that’s not to mention the potentially harmful germs and allergens which are also lurking in the pile.

A deep-clean with water and cleaning detergent will wash deep into the carpet fibres, removing all these nasties and leaving you with a more hygienic home, with carpets which look as good as new. This should be done at least once a year, but those with young children, pets or allergies should consider more regular carpet and upholstery cleaning.

So what are your options? Well, you could hire a professional carpet and upholstery service, or you could rent a carpet cleaning machine and do it yourself.


You can hire your carpet cleaning machine for as long as you like, on a day which is convenient to you. Why change your plans to fit in with the busy schedules of professional cleaners? Cleaning your carpets and upholstery yourself can be done when you want, either one room at a time, or all in one go. You’ll often see the rental outlets at the front of supermarkets, meaning you can pick your machine and cleaning solution up with your weekly shop.

Ease of Use

Picture cleaning professionals, slowly pushing their machines across your flooring and question, ‘what is it they can do that I can’t?’. Well, the truth is, nothing. Now professional-quality cleaning machines are available, you can do the job yourself easily and just as effectively.

Your carpet cleaning rental outlet will advise you on how to use your machine, but they generally involve pouring in water and the supplied detergent, switching it on and simply pushing it across your floor. The machines are lightweight, easy to manoeuvre and designed to be small enough to fit into the nooks and crannies, but large enough to offer speedy cleaning. They even extract most of the liquid, leaving your carpets nearly dry.


Professional carpet cleaners are paid either hourly, or by room. A fear of rising costs means many are employed for a set task, to clean the living room carpet for example. But what about the your other carpets and your upholstery? There’s no point in eradicating germs, allergens and dirt from some carpets if other carpets and your curtains, furnishings and mattresses still pose a threat.

By doing the simple job yourself you have an extra level of versatility. The carpet cleaning machines used by the professionals are usually only suitable for floor cleaning, whereas a DIY rental carpet and upholstery cleaning machine has a hand tool for use on soft furnishings.

You can even purchase stain removal products with your rental machine. A range tailored to the different types of stains means any stubborn marks on your carpets or upholstery can be removed in an instant. The professional cleaners won’t offer that kind of service!


Hiring a carpet cleaning service is unrealistic for many people; they often charge hundreds of pounds. A DIY cleaning machine, on the other hand, can be hired for 24 hours for a little over £30, including the cleaning solution! And they’re cost effective in the long-run too. Their cleaning products often use the latest technology to actually prevent stains and dirt in the future.

So whether your carpets look clean or not, they could be harbouring harmful germs. Hiring a professional carpet cleaning machine is the easiest, cheapest and most convenient way to achieve beautiful and hygienic carpets and upholstery.