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Thread: Carpet Steam Cleaners

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    I am getting tired of paying to get my carpet cleaned. Also, they usually have to come back because they either missed a spot or the carpet didn't look clean after it had dried and I could really inspect it. Keep in mind that I am in no way picky or a clean freak but I do want to be able to tell I have had the carpet cleaned.

    Does anyone have a steam carpet cleaner they really like and think does a real good job. There are only two of us here but we do live in the country and leaves, dirt and debris can be a problem. By the way, I have what is called a "twist" or I believe it may be called frieze carpet.

    Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

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    i have the same problem! i cant tell if my has been cleaned either! my daughter has asmatha so its really important! ima bout ready to pull it up and lay some tile down!

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    I used to have the same problem. I even bought two different home steam cleaners and didn't like them much. We pulled it all out and put in wood floors. It was the best decision ever. So much easier to clean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    I used to have the same problem. I even bought two different home steam cleaners and didn't like them much. We pulled it all out and put in wood floors. It was the best decision ever. So much easier to clean!
    My carpet is only one year old so I can't really afford to do that plus I like cozy in my living area as well as our bedroom. We have brick pavers in our kitchen/dining room, hallways and bathrooms. We like them very much. We do have somewhat of a problem in that our house is on a conventional foundation and the soil is clay which is not very stable. We are constantly fixing crack here and there and our floors are not the most level you can find. I am really surprised the brick pavers have not cracked. I do find a hairline crack every once-in-a-while but they are not noticeable to others - just me and my husband.

    I do hope I can find a good steam carpet cleaner and may have t consider wood or something else in the future.

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    I use a Bissell Pro Heat. It does a pretty good job and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

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    I have an older Bissell model and absolutely LOVE it. with 2 dogs, a husband who works on cars, and a 2 year old, my carpet almost always needs cleaned. This machine has been a real workhorse.

    Rose Hall

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    Yep, with the recent carpet investment you really can't pull it up and who knows how wood would do with the clay soil problem. It sounds like your best bet is to keep seeking out carpet cleaner advice. Maybe a few throw rugs and/or runners that could be picked up and washed in a big washer would stretch your time between cleanings.

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    I have used several steam cleaners... find one that keeps the water heated and has good brushes. I find that after using the cleaning solution, going back over the carpet with just a hot water rinse keeps the carpets cleaner. The cleaning solution leaves a slight tacky residue that dirt will cling to.
    Also if you have your own cleaner, you can hit those high traffic areas more often and it is easier to keep them looking nice. I would clean them a couple of times a month at my mom's, as they have clay soil there too. Sometimes spraying a pre-treater and letting it sit helps a lot. Not to mention being able to clean up spills as they happen is great!!!

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    With 3 boys, and W/W throughout the house, I bought a steam cleaner. As amma says...if you have one in the house, you can hit the high traffic areas, or clean one room at a time, instead of feeling like you have to work yourself to death doing the whole house because you only have a rental for X # hours.

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    This is the Bissell cleaner we purchased from Costco and it includes free shipping. It works great and dries really fast. We love being able to pull it out of the closet as needed.

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...&search=carpet cleaner&Mo=5&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Sp=S&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=carpet cleaner&Ntt=carpet cleaner&No=0&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1

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