Carpet Cleaners: Buying Guide

A carpet cleaner can banish ground-in dirt, dust, and germs embedded in your carpet fibres, creating a more hygienic surface and visibly removing dirt.

With so many options on the market, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. Our comprehensive purchasing guide will navigate you through the labyrinth of carpet cleaning machines. With our assistance, you can discover the ideal solution to rejuvenate your carpets and rugs.

You can purchase carpet cleaners from a range of retailers, but for a deep clean, why not hire from Speedy Hire instead? Our carpet cleaners are professional grade, meaning you get the best clean and user-friendly machine without the expensive purchase price.


Understanding Your Needs:

Before diving into the world of carpet cleaners, take a moment to assess your specific needs.


  • The size of the spaces you need to clean.
  • The type of carpets you own.
  • The extent of the staining on your carpet. More severe stains require heavier-duty carpet cleaners.

This information will guide you towards the most suitable carpet cleaner for your home.


Types of Carpet Cleaners:

The two most commonly used carpet cleaners are upright and portable.

Upright cleaners are ideal for large carpeted areas, providing a deep clean that reaches the carpet pile's core. They look a bit like a vacuum cleaner.

On the other hand, portable cleaners are more versatile, perfect for spot cleaning and handling smaller spaces such as rugs, upholstery and stairs.


Key Features to Look For:

Water Tank Capacity:

A larger water tank reduces the need to refill. This makes your cleaning more efficient. Look for a carpet cleaner with a sizable tank to tackle your cleaning tasks efficiently.

On the other hand, a model with a smaller tank could be more lightweight, less bulky, and easier to carry around the home and take upstairs, but you may have to refill more often if cleaning a full room.


Deep Cleaning Technology:

Opt for a carpet cleaner with advanced deep-cleaning technology to ensure the removal of ground-in dirt and stubborn stains. This is particularly important if you have high-traffic areas in your home.


Suction Power:

Some carpet cleaners come with advanced suction and drying power. These carpet cleaners are particularly effective in quickly removing dirt and drying the carpets.



Carpet cleaner attachments are like superheroes for your cleaning mission, each with a unique power to tackle different challenges:

  • The scrubbing brushes are resilient heroes, which work wonders on stubborn stains, gently lifting them from your carpet's fibres.
  • The upholstery tool is a healer, perfect for bringing sofas and chairs back to life.
  • The crevice tool, a slender hero, sneaks into tight corners and along baseboards, ensuring a thorough cleaning job.
  • The nozzle attachment targets specific tough stains with utmost precision, leaving no mark untouched.
  • The extension hose acts like a superhero cape, allowing you to reach high and low places easily.


Why Choose Hiring Over Buying:

While purchasing a carpet cleaner might seem like a good idea, hiring equipment has advantages. Hire at a fraction of the cost of purchase, without the burden of storage or maintenance. Speedy offers not only expertise but also state-of-the-art carpet cleaning equipment used by professionals for a deeper, longer-lasting clean. Here are some of the products we offer:

  • Karcher Puzzi 100 Carpet Cleaner (240v, 10.3kg):

Known for its reliability, the Karcher Puzzi 100 carpet cleaner combines powerful suction with effective cleaning. This combination of functions will leave your carpets refreshed and free of dirt and stains.



  • TRUVOX HC250 Hydromist Compact Carpet Cleaner (240v, 22.5kg):

For a compact yet powerful option, the TRUVOX HC250 is your go-to. With its hydromist technology, it guarantees a thorough clean without compromising on size or efficiency.



  • Bundle Deal: Truvox Heavy Duty Carpet Cleaner, RCD Power Breaker, and 14m Extension Lead:


Take advantage of the ultimate cleaning bundle, featuring the TRUVOX heavy-duty carpet cleaner for tougher stains. It also comes with an RCD power breaker for safety, and a 14m extension lead for added convenience. This all-in-one solution ensures you have everything you need for a seamless carpet cleaning experience.


How long will it take my carpet to dry after cleaning?

Naturally, a carpet which requires a more extensive clean will take longer to dry. Drying is extremely important as over saturation can lead to mould and mildew build up. Some carpet cleaners utilise the power of suction to remove excess water as you work. Carpet dryers can also be used to speed up the drying process on the back end.

If you’re in the market for a carpet dryer, but don’t want to purchase your own, check out this model available to hire at Speedy:

  • Elite CB3000 Carpet Dryer (110v, 17kg):

Designed for efficiency, the Elite CB3000 carpet dryer ensures quick drying, preventing mold and mildew growth. Its powerful airflow will leave your carpets dry and ready to use in no time.


Benefits of Hiring with Speedy:


Hiring through Speedy gives you access to the expertise needed to handle different types of carpets and stains effectively.


Buying new equipment can be expensive. Hiring can be a cheaper alternative while still giving you the equipment you need for the duration of the task. Furthermore, Speedy is responsible for maintaining the equipment, saving you more precious time and money!

Quality Equipment:

Speedy Hire use top-notch equipment, ensuring a thorough and efficient cleaning process.

Whether you decide to buy or hire a carpet cleaner, the key is to find the solution that suits your specific needs. This buying guide should give knowledge to make an informed decision and bring new life to your carpets and rugs. Check out our full range or carpet cleaning supplies at: www.speedyservices.com/hire/carpet-dryers-cleaners

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