If you have children or animals, you know that spills and accidents can be parts of everyday life. Unfortunately, these mishaps can be tough on your carpets, and can negatively impact your space’s visual appeal. A carpet cleaning equipment rental can remove embedded stains, and below are a few tips for using your unit.

How to Use a Carpet Cleaner Rental

1. Vacuum First

Remove the furniture from the room and use an upright vacuum to clean the center of the floor. Next, get the room’s corners where the dirt, dust, dander, crumbs, and other particles collect. This will eradicate the carpet's uppermost layer of grime and allow the cleaner to concentrate on deeply targeting the areas beneath.

2. Begin in a Far Corner

equipment rentalStart in the corner of the room farthest from the exits, so you don't "paint" yourself in. As you move the equipment rental across the floor, go slowly and in straight lines, working to the farthest exit point. Once you've reached the end, leave the carpet undisturbed and give it time to dry; most carpets are completely dry within six to 10 hours of cleaning.

3. Don't Overdo It on Detergent

Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the exact type and amount of cleaning solution that should be used in the equipment. Most heavy-duty carpet cleaning agents contain soil- and stain-removing ingredients like ethoxylated alcohol, sodium laurel sulfate, or propylene glycol methyl ether. Let the rental provider know beforehand how you plan to use the cleaner; many machines require more concentrated detergents for carpets and less intensive solutions for upholstery. In general, you shouldn’t need to add more than a half-cup of the cleaning agent. If you use too much detergent, the carpet will take longer to dry, and it could damage the fibers as well.


When you need a carpet cleaning equipment rental in the Tri-State area, depend on Schulhoff Equipment Rental & Sales located in Cincinnati, OH. Since 1935, they have been providing equipment rentals to the area’s customers. Visit them online to learn about their current stock of carpet cleaning rentals including HEPA vacuums and attachments. Text “JOIN” to (513) 961-1122 to enroll in text messaging updates!