So I started thinking about purchasing one for myself. I really could not justify spending all that money, but I hated having only 24 hours with the rental and honestly moving several rooms of furniture was becoming a bit much. The last time I went to rent a cleaner, I could not find my usual brand available. I went to Lowe's and they offered the Bissell Big Green. Never having used one I was skeptical. I lugged it into my car and went back home.
I found many things I liked about this machine. For one, I did not have to carry the container of clean water and try to pour it into a long skinny opening. I always ended up with a line of water on the carpet that had to be sucked up with the cleaner. It was easy to maneuver and it cleaned in both a forward and backward direction. The cleaning solution comes in several formulas and seems to take less than the other machine. My carpets seem cleaner, are soft after cleaning and I can work on one room at a time at my own convenience. The other great thing is that they are dry in just a couple hours and I can move furniture back where I cleaned. No more having my house in a maze till the carpets dry. If you ever thought of purchasing a carpet cleaner, I highly recommend this one.