Choosing the Right Carpet Shampooer

There are plenty of professional companies that can shampoo your carpets and do a terrific job but is it really necessary to pay a fee for this service?

The short answer is “no.” The number of products available today at varying price points makes it easier and more cost-effective than ever for individuals to clean their carpets as easily as a pro! Just follow these simple tips to achieve outstanding results for a fraction of the cost.

We recommend shampooers with high capacity water tanks to alleviate having to empty the tank more often than necessary. A larger tank ensures that longer clean up jobs will proceed smoothly with minimal interruption.

Second, ensure the shampooer you choose has adequate attachments. These attachments should encompass tools for cleaning stairways and upholstery. A multi-functioning unit is your best bet and negates the need for more than one product.

Third, the unit should contain a mechanism which releases additional cleaning solution as required. Particularly stubborn stains will benefit from this feature.

Fourth, check the type of brush utilized. Brushes should correspond with the type of cleaning needed. For instance, fixed brushes are adequate for routine cleanings. Rotating brushes, on the other hand, are better equipped to clean stains on an infrequent basis. Keep in mind that fixed brushes tend to last longer and therefore are recommended for regular use.

Finally, be sure to choose the shampooer which best fits your lifestyle and needs. If your home is small and you don’t have children or pets, you can easily purchase an affordable unit with minimal attachments and fixed brushes which should fulfill your needs. Conversely, if your house is teeming with dogs, cats, kids or more; extra attachments, a large capacity tank, and rotating brushes may be the wiser choice.

Either way, the choice is yours to make with the added benefit of significant savings for your wallet!