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Renting a carpet cleaner is simply the best, most cost-effective way to clean carpets. Heavy foot traffic can make carpets especially dirty. The beauty and life of your carpet depends on the care it receives. Proper cleaning will keep it looking great for its full lifetime and help improve your indoor air quality. When cleaning a carpet on your own, consider renting a carpet cleaner, which uses detergent and hot water to loosen dirt from the carpet and then extract it.

How long do I need to rent a carpet steam cleaner?

Most people rent a carpet steamer for a day. Consider how many rooms you’ll be cleaning to determine whether 24 hours is long enough, or whether you need a carpet cleaner rental for a longer period of time. Be generous with your estimate for how long a cleaning might take.

Do I need to buy carpet cleaning detergent?

Rocky’s recommends using the brand specific cleaners. Since one company might make one type of cleaning agent for upholstery and another one with a stronger concentration for carpets. Verify in advance that you are using the right cleaning detergent. If you still have questions, ask an associate to help you clarify.

How portable is the steam carpet cleaner?

This depends on the size of the machine you’re about to rent. Keep in mind the weight of the machine. Not only will you have to load and unload it into your vehicle when transporting it, but you’ll also have to push it around the house as you clean. Don’t forget that the machine’s weight will increase as you add water and cleaning solution to the tank.

How long will it take my carpet to dry?

If this is your first carpet cleaner rental, drying time can range from a couple of hours to around 10 hours. Drying time increases for carpets with heavy stains, or deeper plush carpeting. Both will require more cleaning solution to clean. Make sure no one walks on them until they are dry. Otherwise, they will get dirty again rather quickly.