Small carpet steam cleaner machines vary widely.
There are hundreds of these machines on the market today.
I would like to give you some idea as to what is available. Also I will make a few suggestions as to what to consider buying or hiring.
I’v been running my own carpet cleaning service now for 25 years. I am a very much old school type of dude. I will admit that I don’t know everything about what is actually out there with regards to small carpet steam cleaner machines. But I do know how to best clean a carpet. Therefore I think I can point you in the right direction if your looking to buy or hire a machine to clean your carpets.
If your not necessarily buying new, you can always look on ebay and other sites that sell used goods. I know from my own experience that e bay has a lot of carpet cleaning machines available most of the time.
Here’s a few pics of what I have come across recently, prices and usability included.
This small carpet steam cleaner is a Nilfisk AX14.
These machines are renowned for reliability. I got this machine off a young man who was using it to do end of tenancy carpet cleaning. This Nilfisk machine was given to me in part exchange for a bigger, more powerful machine. This Nilfisk simply didn’t have the guts to do a whole house carpet clean.
But don’t let that put you off a machine like this. because if your just planning on doing one room occasionally, then this sort of small carpet steam cleaner is ideal.
This small carpet steam cleaner with DIY package is a CTD575 Numatic.
A machine such as this will clean a complete average size room no problem. I actually used one of these machines as a back up machine in my business. I easily did the job and it turned out good. You can get this sort of small carpet cleaner from ebay for around £100. A brand new one costs about £500. But these machines just seem to go forever. Occasionally though the pump may need changing but that’s a simple, easy job.
This machine above costs me £25 from e bay. I had to put a new pump in the machine. Today it works great and I use it as a hire machine for my DIY customers. The pump cost £50.
These three machines are from e bay. All of them are priced below £150.
So its always a good idea to consider buying a machine rather than hiring. The good thing about buying is that you get familiar with the machine. You get to know its strengths and weaknesses. I would personally go for any of the above home carpet cleaning machines but would consider carefully about how much cleaning you will be doing. If you plan on doing a lot of carpet and suite cleaning, then go for the larger machine. But these small machines are perfect for doing just a room at a time. But do remember to use the system I have outlined on this site.
If you would like some training and ongoing support simply purchase your diy carpet cleaning ebook. I will help you personally get started cleaning your carpets if you do.
That’s all from me on this post. But I do hope you found it useful. If you have any questions, please make a comment below.
One more thing, it’s important; if you would like me to help you buy a machine, I would be happy to help. Go to this page for details “buy a carpet cleaner“.