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How do you rent a steam carpet cleaner?

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Rent a carpet steam cleaner by visiting a retailer such as Lowe's or The Home Depot. Most stores rent carpet cleaners at the customer service desk.

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Before renting a carpet steam cleaner from a store like The Home Depot, it is best to visit the website to make sure the store has one in stock. Follow the steps below to secure a rental.

  1. Visit the website
  2. Visit the Home Depot website at HomeDepot.com and click on Tool and Truck Rental.

  3. Click Floor Care and Sanding
  4. Click on the link for rentals in the Floor Care and Sanding category toward the top of the page.

  5. Click Carpet Cleaner
  6. Under Carpet Care, select Carpet Cleaner as the desired equipment type.

  7. View the description
  8. View the carpet cleaners' descriptions and check out things such as the deposit and rental pricing.

  9. Confirm availability
  10. Toward the bottom of the screen, look for a green box that reads "In Stock for Rent." Using the contact information to the left of that box, call the nearest store to make sure the unit is available.

Lowe's rents carpet cleaners at a starting price of $24.99 for 24 hours as of October 2015, notes Lowes.com. However, there is no way to check availability for these cleaners online, so visit the nearest Lowe's location for more details.

When renting a steam cleaner from these or other retailers, make sure to rent the cleaner for as long as it is required. Many companies offer better rates for multiday rentals as opposed to renewing the rental each day. Make sure the cleaner is certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute, and rent one that is portable for easy loading and unloading from a vehicle.

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