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The Problem with Carpet Cleaning Rental Machines

The Problem with Carpet Cleaning Rental Machines

Carpet cleaning rental machines can cause many problems for homeowners who choose to use them.  Over-wetting of the carpets which can lead to really long drying times, and musty odors.  Not mixing the chemicals properly can cause too much soap, which can lead to rapid re-soiling, and the fact that the machines don’t rinse the soap out of the carpet is a big problem.


The carpet cleaning rental machines typically cost around $30 per day to rent, then you have to buy the chemicals for the machine, shampoo, de-foamer, deodorizer, and each of these runs around $20-25 to purchase. So, now you have spent $75 so far and you haven’t even left the store.


Next, you have to load the machine into your car.  And it’s not light.  And you have to get it back out of the car and into the house.


Make sure you check it and clean the machine out before you use it, the last person to use it may not have, and no telling what they used it on – pet stains, bleach, hair dye, fleas – and you don’t want that in your carpet.


Now get your solution ready and fill up the machine with hot water and your chemicals.  You are ready to clean!  A full machine will clean about 80 sf.  A 10×10 bedroom is 100 sf, so you have to empty and refill the machine just to finish that one room.  An hour later, the first room is finished.

You empty and refill your carpet cleaning rental machine 4 or 5 times, and finally finish the whole house.  You empty the machine and take it back to the store. You are six hours in on this project, but you saved a buck or two, right?

Your carpet looks ok, but it’s really wet.  And it stays wet for days.  And now it smells.  And spots are starting to come back up.


Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea after all..

Save yourself the headaches.  Hire the professionals at Accent American Inc to get your carpet beautifully clean, dry in a couple of hours and fresh smelling again.

"Accent American is smart, fast and responsive, and they helped make my home look perfect again!"

- Patrick H. - Tampa, FL