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Is using rental carpet cleaners worth it?

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Came across rental carpet cleaners but not sure whether they work or if you should rent one? Here’s a fact check before you decide. If you accidentally pour something on your unprotected carpet, usually the carpet’s fibres absorb the substance and instantly creates a stain or even sometimes, a smell. Carpet cleaning is an important regime you should keep track of regularly if you own carpets or rent public gathering places. You may have thought of renting a carpet cleaner but check these out first.

  • Money:Firstly, the money factor – renting is considered costlier than owning in the long term. A rental cleaner takes around the same money totalling 5 months of rent if you buy one. So, if you calculate properly, you will see, you are paying more for a one year rent than if you had owned one. Thus, if you require it regularly for 6 months or more, skip renting it.

It’s better to own a carpet cleaning machine than to rent a carpet cleaner. But should you even rent one?

  • Drying time

If you have already rented a carpet cleaner once, you will know this is a fact. Drying time of a rental carpet cleaner typically ranges from a couple of hours to even as high as 10 hours.

Additionally, the drying time increases further for carpets having deep stains, because they take more cleaning liquid for the task. Also, users comment that the carpets have to be kept away from being stamped when they are still wet. All these add up to one conclusion – rental carpet cleaners are not that useful in time-saving and usage aspects.

  • Not the best chemicals provided.

Carpet cleaning solutions are chemicals do more harm than good. Choosing an improper cleaning solution not suitable for your carpet fabric can lead to permanent damage. You may even end up discoloring your carpets. Even if you do plenty of research, you cannot find that one product that is perfect for your carpet. This is because neither the manufacturers of the chemicals nor the carpet disclose all exact ingredients (for product) and fabric (used in carpet). You cannot even predict how a chemical will on your carpet when put into the machine. This is the reason why even patch tests before cleaning a carpet fails often.

  • May be unsafe

Most of the time, you won’t know the previous whereabouts of your rental carpet cleaners. Sometimes,they may have been used in the past to clean apartments which were more nastier than others. Rental carpet cleaners are often used to clean several pet urine and poop, dirty public toilets, sewage backup and even blood. Renting a carpet cleaner will only add up to the chances of acquiring a severe disease or contamination.

The best solution we recommend:

Hire a carpet cleaning professional in your area having certification from government agencies. Do your research well, compare prices, reviews, previous experience of the technician, and certifications before closing a deal.


Removing pet’s poo of the carpet

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Carpet stains

heavy stains

Removing pet’s residues is not an easy task and should not definitely be done by spraying antibacterial solution on the carpet and the scrubbing it, this will only get your carpet more stained and will make the problem worse. Furthermore one should always avoid over moisturizing the carpet, as this can only make problem worse by spreading poo in to your underlay and even deeper if way to much water will be used.

Solution: using antibacterial solution, like dettol or equivalent chemical mix it with mater (make sure that your carpet will not discolor under the chemical, You should always test the solution on some carpet sample that will not be visible and you don’t mind having it bit lighter or otherwise not evenly colored.

Once you have the solution done and your carpet testing is showing that carpet will withstand solution you can start working on the stain with solution and sponge that will extract as much poo as you can. Once no more is coming off, simply sprinkle the stain with your solution and then sprinkle it with backing soda (backing soda will absorb much of the chemicals and poo). One this had few hours to dry out, simply vacuum the surface and repeat the process until you are satisfied with results, it will take some time to get tot pristine condition.

If you are living in Wales areas, you can also  cal specialists dealing with carpets cleaning: you can find one at www.dmcarpetclean.co.uk 


Wine cleaning after party

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Cleaning whine or any other drinks may not be easy task after party, however it should be done immediately after the accident happens as this is essential for the success if you do not want to hire expensive carpet cleaner that may charge you anything from £30 to £40 for single cleaning of stain (that is what I usually charge).  I enjoy working with wine sometimes, as this is easy job to conduct if it is still fresh.

drinks and party

Otherwise it takes for ever to get it out and if carpet is very creamy and  already dry it may prove to be almost impossible to get it removed from carpet.

That is why you should never let it dry before getting it out, best way to get red wine out is to use paper towels to suck it out of the carpet, never ever rub it in to the carpet with any time of sponge or something like that. It will not produce any good results fro you. Using white wine to dissolve your red wine spillage may be beneficial and produce some good results.

Try to avid anybody walking on the area is you are not intending to have it done on the day of accident, walking can only smear the wine all over the carpet and get it dipper in to the underlay and wood work of the carpet.

If you have any other useful link for this post, simply share them in comment I’ll be more then happy to post them on to main body to help anybody reading this post.


Not just for Cakes

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Using baking soda to get out some types of stain can be great alternative to having them visible in your living room, that is why one should always be aware of power that is in your kitchen not only to get better mood after bad day:)

smelly stains – those are best dealt with baking soda applied on the carpet, this will basically get out any moisture that is int he carpet from stain. However before you do this, you have to get out some of the organic matter that is in the fiber. Use vinegar for this very task, mix it with water 1/2 (warm water). Apply on the stain and give it some time to work on it, after 10 min sprinkle baking soda on the surface that you are working with. Baking soda will extract moisture with any organic matter and at this same time will be fighting the smell that could have build up.

Do not over-soak – this is very important, make sure to use only enough vinegar to get through surface of the carpet, no deeper as this will cause more problems in the future then solutions. you have to be very careful when it comes to using any water on your carpets, if you get to much, it will go through carpet and in to the woodwork or carpet underlay. Which will prove to be very damaging.