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are the carpet cleaners you can rent any good?

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mad4mybaby Tue 12-Aug-08 19:14:43

The ones you see in homebase etc?? I have a bissel but it is rubbish. Do i fork out on getting carpet professionaly done or hire one of the above? The carpet isnt very old but has alot of stains that just wont shift.

DaisyBuchanon Tue 12-Aug-08 19:16:52

I've hired one from Homebase a few times and always been really pleased - if pleased is the right word for bucket loads of black water coming out of your carpet . They've never not shifted a stain and have attachments for the edges etc.

pootleflump Tue 12-Aug-08 19:17:59

Is the one you're talking about red? I can't remember what it's called- Dirt Devil maybe? Anyway I've hired one before and thought it was fab, I'd definitely recommend.

mad4mybaby Tue 12-Aug-08 19:20:02

do you remember how much it cost? Waiting for a quote from prof company. Also did it leave carpet wet? Did it get old stains?

MaureenMLove Tue 12-Aug-08 19:25:35

Its a RugDoctor and I use them twice a year. Very effectively. IIRC, it was £21 forme to hire, which included enough shampoo for the stairs and landing and a 20ft sq living room. The carpets are slightly damp for a couple of hours, so if you can avoid walking on them, it's best to. You need to take 2 forms of ID with your address on and you can hire them for any length of time, but I usually get just a 24hr hire.

mad4mybaby Tue 12-Aug-08 19:33:04

is rug doctor what you get from homebase? Does it get rid of old stains>?

pucca Tue 12-Aug-08 19:35:13

I hired the rug doctor one, it did get loads of dirt out of my carpet but cost quite a bit and didn't get rid of any of the stains.

MaureenMLove Tue 12-Aug-08 19:55:22

That's a shame Pucca. Yes, it is the one you hire from Homebase. I didn't think it was too expensive either and it did get out an old stain on the landing carpet. I won't go into what the stain was, for fear of blackening the good name of my paraletically drunk DH that night!wink I scrubbed that stain for weeks, but it kept coming back. The Rugdoctor took it out first time.

expatinscotland Tue 12-Aug-08 19:56:18

We have a VAX one, well, it's the landlord's, and we're really impressed. It works great.

pootleflump Tue 12-Aug-08 21:26:25

Rug Doctor- that's it! I was so impressed with it, I looked into buying our own but iirc they were around £500!

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