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Renting vs Owning

If you’ve had the time to look through my website, you will know that I’m all about choice. I have tried to give you as many options as I can when deciding which steam cleaners to review. You will find hard floor cleaners, carpet cleaners and those that will deal with both of these surfaces. Plus, I’ve also thought about those of you that need a bit of portability in your lives when cleaning various surfaces in the home.

It may surprise you to find this page on my little creation, but buying a steam cleaner as oppose to renting one isn’t always the best option. For that reason, in the following few words I aim to give you some honest reasons why you should think about renting or owning a steam cleaner.


own your cleanerSure, you will have to pay for your own steam cleaner but there are many advantages to having a cleaning tool like this at your fingertips. The main plus is that you have the cleaner “on tap”. This means you don’t have to set a time when you can clean your floors or carpets (unless you have kids coming home from school, in which case it might be a good idea to clean well before they get back).

If you do happen to have a spillage (and if your household is busy this will happen more often than not), you won’t have to get that mop and bucket out along with a whole host of cleaning products. All you need to do is get the cleaner out, fill it with whatever solution you need and plug it in.

It may not be an obvious one to you, but owning a steam cleaner is actually cost effective. It’s recommended you clean your carpets at least once or twice a year, and when you compare the overall price of some of the cleaners I have reviewed to how much it costs to rent you’ll soon see what I mean.
Plus, if you were to rent a hard floor steam cleaner the cost of owning one instead really does pale into insignificance.


rent a cleanerRenting a steam cleaner may have its advantages as well. For instance, you might already have, say, a hard floor steam cleaner but want to give your carpets a yearly wash in which case renting might be the answer. It may also be useful for those of you that have rental properties. At the end of a contract, you could simply hire a steam cleaner to deal with the carpets after the tenants have vacated.

But, what you do have to remember is renting will take up more of your time. First you have to find a place that rents the type of steam cleaner you want. Second you have to take time out of your day to collect the cleaner as well as return it. And, of course if you come across a more difficult cleaning job than you realized you might have some additional rental charges you weren’t expecting.


The choice of whether to own or rent a steam cleaner really is yours. After all, I’m not here to try and sway you one way or the other. However, if you are considering buying a steam cleaner feel free to take a look at some of the products I’ve reviewed for you.

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