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Carpet Cleaning: Hire a Professional or Buy a Carpet Cleaner?

Keeping your home pristine is always an uphill battle, and nothing takes more effort to keep clean than carpets. Spillages, dirty shoes, muddy pets – all of these things present a hazard to the cleanliness of your carpet and upholstery.

The dilemma that you face when you need to return your carpet and upholstery to their previous state of freshness is how to clean it. Do you opt for trying to get it done yourself, or hire out a professional to do it for you? There are advantages to both methods, so here’s what you need to consider.

Hiring a Professional

If the idea of cleaning your carpet or upholstery sounds like too big a task or one that you don’t want to risk trying yourself, then hiring a professional is the right choice for you.

They will be trained to deliver the best service possible for you, so they will have a great knowledge of the cleaning methods and products needed for your particular issue. Hiring a professional to clean your carpet for you means the job will be done to the highest standard, and they will advise you on methods to maintain your carpet’s condition.

Not all cleaning services offer carpet cleaning, but there are plenty of specialist businesses out there who will ensure that your carpet is cleaned to the highest possible standard. Hiring a professional means you can allocate your time for other things, so you don’t have to squeeze the cleaning around your busy schedule.

Should you decide this is your favourite option, we have a number of professionals we can put you in contact with. Please give us a call and we will be only too pleased to help.

Doing it Yourself

You may want to consider buying or hiring a carpet cleaner. A carpet cleaning machine will cost anywhere from £260 to £2,300 to buy, but we have great rental offers available, and they are incredibly useful tools to have in your home. They are easy to use, and will make light work of nearly all dirt and stains on your carpet. It saves you getting down on your hands and knees and scrubbing until the stain is gone!

One of the obvious pros of cleaning your carpet yourself is the cost. Your only expense will be for the hire of the cleaner itself, and if you do a bit of research, you will be able to find the perfect product for you. It may help to seek expert advice before buying or hiring your cleaner, as you don’t want to buy the wrong product.

Researching techniques and methods will be incredibly helpful, as will looking into ways to maintain cleanliness after you’ve cleaned the surface. Luckily, expert advice is exactly what we deal in, so if you are unsure and would like some help, we’re the people to talk to!

Floor & Carpet Cleaners

Here at Alpha Power Cleaners, we have a wide range of carpet cleaners available for hire. Whether it’s your first purchase and you are a little unsure, or you know exactly which cleaner you need, we can help. Our range of cleaners will clean your carpets both efficiently and hygienically, and we also provide the necessary shampoo/chemical to meet your requirements.

We have a range of machine for hire, including:

If you can’t decide on whether to hire a professional or tackle it yourself, or you aren’t sure on which cleaner to opt for, don’t worry! Our friendly team are always happy to help, simply give us a call on 0808 169 8529 , drop us an email, or use the contact form on our website and we’ll make sure you get what’s best for you.

Why choose us

80+ Years of Experience

From hot pressure washers to floor scrubber dryers - we know our cleaning equipment, and can help you make the right decision.

Free Site Surveys & Quotations

Our team offer free site surveys and quotes for all our machines. If you are not too sure what you need, or even if you don't know how to clean the area in question, we can help!

Fully Guaranteed Work

All our work is fully guaranteed, we maintain all our machines to the highest standard and ensure that every machine we hire out is fit for purpose.

Same Day or Next Day Delivery

We cover the Midlands and beyond, we are proud to say that we offer next day, or same day delivery across most of our machines for hire.

Karcher Premier Servicing Dealer

Being a Karcher premier servicing dealer, we have access to the latest machines and equipment. This also means that we are experts in everything Karcher.

Tennant Authorised Partners

We are now Tennant Authorised Partners across the East Midlands, this means we have access to the latest machines and parts.

Free Training

We provide free training for all our hire machines. No matter if you have never used one, we will show you how to use it and set it up on-site - so you are ready to go!

Fast Breakdown Repair & Servicing

If you have a machine with us, or one of your own - we provide breakdown repair and servicing across the Midlands. Need help? Contact one of our team today!

Flexible Hire Options

If you need a machine for one day, one week, or one month, we can sort out what is best for you. With several options for hire contracts, we have something suitable for everyone.

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Contact our team

Contact us to speak to one of our team, and tell us what you need. We have something for every situation, our team are experts and can tell you exactly what will work best.


Get valuable advice

We will advise what machine is best for you and your situation, taking into account the size and type. Then we can give you a quote over the phone.


Confirm your order

Confirm what day you would like your machine to be delivered, and your location - delivery is free of charge and we cover across the Midlands.



On the day we deliver your machine, we will ensure you are happy and we can then provide training for you, so you are confident using the machine.

Free Site Surveys & Quotes
Repairs & Servicing
Same or Next Day Delivery
Delivery Across The UK
Fully Guaranteed Work
Free Training & Setup

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