I live in an apartment that has wall-to-wall carpeting in the living room
and bedroom, and I have borrowed a Bissel steam cleaner to give the carpets
Does anyone have and advice or tips'n'tricks about steam cleaning carpets
that wouldn't be obvious from reading and the owner's manual?
You may be surprised how much soap and filthy water are picked up
using multiple rinses. Keep rinsing until the water looks clean.
Have a spare pair (or two) of socks ready. Run fans over the carpet
when you are done.
The hotter the water the better. I usually bring some to almost boiling
point on the stove and pour it into the resevoir container. You don't want
it too hot or it might crack the container and hoses.
I started on this the other day. Turned out that the last person to use the
machine lost the drain plug on the dirty water return, so I was happily
dumping the dirty water back onto the carpet.
Oh well, no I have to invent a drain plug.
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