Just bought a Hoover carpet cleaner, $300 worth.
So far I like it fine. Seems durable, leaves the carpet very dry.
I have been very lax in carpet maintenance in the 3 years we've lived
I clean it about once a year and vacuum only every few months.
As such, our carpets are filthy!
So, I cleaned it once and the water in the recovery tank was very
dirty, almost black, not surprisingly.
So, on a whim I cleaned it a second time with pretty much the same
Then I cleaned it a third.
Then I cleaned it a fourth, this time with only hot water. This time
I got a little foam which means that I probably didn't rinse enough
the prior 3 times.
Then I cleaned it a fifth time, again with only water, and the water
is still dirty.
My question is, per the wife's instructions, will I damage the carpet
in some way if I continue to clean it until the water is clean(er)?
Will the brushes wear out the fibers of the carpet.
I'm not too worried about the carpet getting too wet. I get about the
same amount of water in the recovery tank as I put in the top tank.
The carpet dries somewhere between 30 minutes and one hour, which is
the best I've ever seen. The first time my cat was lying on the
carpet 20 minutes after I finished!!
Thanks in advance.
replying to Marty B., AshleyEeee wrote:
Wow so RUDE you don't know these people so don't be so quick to judge for you
haven't even seen their home. So rude to say those things! I am a very clean
person and I had shampooed my carpet 5 times over and water still came out
dirty. Doesn't mean I am dirty. I deep clean my home once a week and vacuum on a
daily basis. But my carpet was really dirty and water wouldn't come clean. Now
if he were truly dirty then he wouldn't even bother using a shampooer or asking
On Monday, October 31, 2016 at 12:14:04 PM UTC-5, AshleyEeee wrote:
Hey dummy, you're getting your panties in a wad over a NINE
YEAR OLD POST!! Can you retards at HomeMoaners not read??
Evidently not, you losers are always replying 7, 8, 9, 10
year old threads. But I blame that worthless homeownershub
for most of this stupidity and but you junior high school
dropouts are responsible as well. You for visiting such a
stupid site and not reading the dates you are posting replies to.
replying to ItsJoanNotJoann, Asheeee wrote:
Junior high drop outs have better grammar skills than you do.... AND you sir
have your panties in a wad too since you also responded to an old thread. Don't
be so hypocritical. Honestly sorry to make you so angry sounds like you have a
lot going on and need to take it out on somebody.
On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:14:05 AM UTC-5, Asheeee wrote:
BWAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA, I just proved my point on your reading skills.
You don't have enough sense to realize Joan and JoAnn are female
I responded to you, nitwit, because you got pissy when called
out about a post made NINE YEARS AGO. Did you even look at
the date before you tried to read Marty the riot act?? The date
is right there on the post, so no denying it. Fess up,
you know you've been caught so no back peddling and trying to
deflect criticism because you're none too bright. Now head on
back to HomeMoaners and let everyone know you truly are a dunce.
On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 3:12:57 PM UTC-5, email@example.com wrote:
Ashley needs the help of an optometrist to see 9 year old
threads and resist the impulse to rip someone a new rectum
(Marty) and then get an attitude when her reading inabilities
are pointed out to her.
Good housekeeping recommends vacuuming twice a week, more often if you
have >2 people or pets. Your carpet will need less-frequent
shampooing with frequent vacuuming. Rinse until the waste water is
clear. Keep the nozzle slowly moving at all times. Hot water can
damage some carpets; cool water is best for rinsing.
the labor on using these things home units is too long as we all must
learn. the garden hose and wet-vac are the ultimate solution, but you
will water-damage the floor and building. give the hoover to an
enemy, or "loan" it your friend who doesn't return tools. :)
call the cleaning company and get a flat rate for your project, and
let your wife supervise it. in different climates and conditions we
have different dirt or mud or sand or dust or grime arriving onto the
carpet, so the intercept plan of janitor mats at entrances may work at
some hallways, where washable rubber back throw rugs may work in
others. the still wet padding underneath your carpet is now growing
mold and there are dirty water stains into the wood floor. or maybe
not. the cat's not talking. :)
I call BS.
I have one of those Hoovers, and I've rented units at the rental
place and I've had pros come in.
They all do exactly the same thing.
They get the carpet wet then pull out the mud.
The difference is, one of those Hoover units in your home
is a whole lot cheaper and more likely to be put into use.
If you like strangers in your house and have money to burn
go for the pro. Otherwise one of those home units are
a good deal.
You cannot wear out the carpet with the brushes. The carpet gets "brushed"
equally hard with the vacuum.
As to how many times you should clean the carpet, clean it until it's clean
enough for you. If it looks swell right now, leave it alone.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Now THAT'S an answer to my questions.
And thank you to anyone else who made an honest effort.
Also, thanks to these nice people, I don't have to yell at the people
who called my family ugly names!
That was a close one! :>)
To be honest, we don't vacuum but perhaps every 1.5 months and clean
our carpets perhaps every 5 years or more. However, we have a small
family (no kids), no pets, no smokers, always remove our shoes (this
helps a lot) and don't eat or drink over our carpets. And we do have
some floor mats before walking on the carpet. Believe it or not, the
carpets look pretty good and are now about 9+ years old. The real
negative is when the wife cooks something smelly but then I try to
open the windows to vent it. So I'll be the last person to criticize
another for lack of vacuuming as you can see.
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