How to Rent a Floor Cleaning Machine


There are many types of floor cleaning machines, from carpet cleaners to actual floor scrubbers for hard surfaces. While owning a floor cleaning machine may be convenient, it is not always cost effective. That is why many stores rent out these machines to consumers. Another benefit to renting a floor cleaner is that it gives you an opportunity to try it out before you actually purchase one. Renting a floor cleaner is similar to renting any other item and you should carefully read the policy of the store.

Things You'll Need

  • Credit card or deposit
  • Find a store that rents the type of floor cleaner that you need. Carpet cleaners are available at a wide variety of locations from home improvement stores to home centers. If you need a floor scrubber for a hard floor surface, go to a janitorial supply company.

  • Ask the store for a written copy of their rental policy, as well as rental prices for the floor cleaner. Prices are typically for a one day period.

  • Ask the store employee to demonstrate how the machine works before you take it home. Also ask if there are instructions available to take with you.

  • Purchase any other supplies that you need to clean the floors such as special floor cleaner to put into the machine. If you are renting a floor polisher or scrubber, you will need to get floor pads to attach to the machine. The type of pad needed varies based on the floor type.

  • Pay the rental fee, plus a deposit if required. Most stores require either a deposit or a credit card number in case you damage the machine or fail to return it.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure that you return the floor cleaning machine before the store closes or you may be charged an extra day's rental fee.

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