How To Buy Carpet Cleaners

The only way that you can keep your home and carpets clean is if you have the right type of carpet cleaning machine. These machines come in different sizes, prices, and with different features. Before you run out and choose just any you need to be able to compare them and decide what will work best in your home.


There are many different types of carpet cleaners to choose from. The most common are the canister, upright cleaners. These are used to clean entire rooms and homes. They cover large areas in a short amount of time. The spot cleaners are used to clean up small areas of carpet that have been stained. The professional types are the biggest, and most expensive and will provide a deeper cleaner.

How They Work

The majority of carpet cleaners will use hot water and a cleaning solution to clean the carpets. The machine has two tanks, one to hold the water with the cleaning solution and the other to hold the dirty water. The machine will spray the water along the carpet and will use suction to remove it and the dirt from deep beneath the surface.

The machines that provide deeper cleanings will use rotating brushes. This will work the cleaning solution into the carpet and helps to remove set in stains. Most spot cleaners use a hose to clean the carpet.


The price you pay will depend on how large the machine is and what features it has. The professional cleaners can cost as much as $1,700 – but they will provide a deep cleaning. The standard upright cleaners will cost between $100 to $300. The spot cleaners can cost as low as $30.