Whether you rent or own your home, you’ve likely had to rent a carpet cleaner or hire a carpet cleaning service. It isn’t enough to only regularly vacuum your carpets no matter which brand of vacuum you use, as dirt, grime and bacteria often live deep within carpets. Carpets should be deep cleaned once a year to ensure long life and to remove deep stains and allergens hiding in the weave, but no matter which way you do it, it needs to get done. Unfortunately for those who need their carpets cleaned in a pinch, this often means having to run from shop to shop to find an available unit. To avoid the hassle of finding and renting a unit, many home owners are now considering purchasing their own carpet shampooer. But is the investment worth it? While renting a carpet cleaner definitely takes less from your pocket right off the bat, it can be more expensive in the long run. Renting a unit costs around $70 per use, not including late return fees and the cost of the cleaner…