The Advantages: No doubt that if you clean your own carpet you can save money. Doing it yourself breeds a sense of accomplishment and skill that you did not have before. It’s fun and exciting once you know the basics of cleaning. You can select exactly what you want to clean, whereas a lot of cleaners are not as flexible. Whether you rent a machine or own your own, you can clean when you want and do not have an appointment to make with an outside firm. If you rent a machine you can use it all day or hang onto it for a few days, whatever you need. Having a professional all day can run up to $100 – $200.
The Disadvantages: Carpet cleaning is not easy work, so do not let the machine commercials on TV fool you into thinking that it is. When you see those machines advertised, you often see a casually dressed woman smiling with jewelry on and dress shoes. Prepare to sweat, maybe curse, and get irritated. Especially when you consider the whole idea of furniture moving. It is no fun at all. Go to a room in your home now and move all the furniture out of its way then put it back…how was it?