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Is Steam Cleaning Carpets the Right Choice for My Home?

Updated: May 4, 2022

5 reasons why professional carpet cleaning is always the best investment.

Everyone loves clean carpets. Especially in Hillsboro, Oregon when we spend so much time in doors in the rainy seasons.

So shampooing carpets with a Home Depot carpet cleaner or Walmart spot clean machine may sound like a good idea. But how much does is cost to rent a carpet shampooer and do they really work? Keep reading to learn why a professional steam cleaning your carpets is your best choice compared to renting a cleaner from Fred Meyer.

1. How old is the machine?

There are a handful of different companies in our area you can rent carpet shampooer machines from. A maintenance technician won’t be on site to clean, inspect and test machines after each use, guaranteeing the best cleaning experience for the next customer.

2. Customer service if there are any issues that come up.

If the machine isn’t cleaning well or it fails, who wants to deal with calling customer service? You have better things to do than call an 800 number to help troubleshoot an issue with the machine. It gets worse if you need to take it back to switch out for another one and then start shampooing carpets.

3. Operator error. (No offense, but this isn’t your job)

What would you do different on a wool rug compared to a synthetic rug? What about an oil based stain compared to a pet urine stain? Cat urine in the carpet vs. dog urine in the carpet? Ever tried to maneuver cleaning all 14 of your stairs? All carpet fibers, stains and upholstery fabrics are not made equal. It’s not wrong that you do not know the differences, it’s just not your job. You also don’t want the liability. Accidents happen to the best of us.

4. Carry water in and out to dump

Does filling up the tank with water, mixing in cleaning chemicals, taking out dirty water to dump (and trying not to slosh on yourself or the ground), and repeating multiple times sound fun? No, I didn’t think so. This is even harder if you have back issues or stairs to climb. Water weighs 8lbs per gallon, and the tanks will hold at least a couple gallons.

5. Deadlines for pick up and delivery

Let’s be honest. Between working from home, kids still at home all the time and Spring weather being unpredictable, no one wants to add multiple trips to the same store in Lake Oswego, Oregon in a 24 hour period of time. No matter how much we like supporting local business.

So what's the alternative?

Calling in a professional carpet cleaner who specializes in steam cleaning (aka hot water extraction) will always be your best option! Steam Cleaning is the only method carpet manufacturers recommend, and doesn’t void warranties.

Why use Mr. Steam Carpet Cleaning?

- We offer FREE estimates on the phone or in-person. Here is the link to schedule.

- You are given a 2-hour arrival time for appointments anywhere in Washington County, down through West Linn and Wilsonville. We don't want you waiting around all day.

- A professional cleaning team who is trained, licensed, insured, bonded and friendly.

- We are in and out in a couple hours.

- All the products we use green. So they're earth friendly, effective and safe for pets and kids.

The team at Mr. Steam Carpet cleaning has over 13 years of experience and certified training through the IICRC, so we do know the answers. That means you can trust we’ll treat each and every area we clean right.

We've provided carpet cleaning in Lake Oswego, West Linn, Hillsboro, Beaverton and surrounding areas since 2008.

Call today for FREE estimate or to schedule your in person consultation.

We offer 10% discounts to all seniors over 65 and current US military or US veteran families.


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