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Old 09-14-2006, 07:32 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Do anyone have any suggestions on what the best carpet cleaner might be? I want to use with a steam cleaner. Thanks
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Whatever you use, remember that soap attracts dirt. If you don't rinse well it won't matter what you have used. Also, try not to soak the carpet through to the backing.

I have always like the Zep. I can usually find it at Home Depot. It does a good job, and has a nice scent. I use it with an upright that makes its own hot water.
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:22 PM
 
Location: NC
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IF you want to rent one A rugdoctor is hard to beat easy to use lightweight and inexpensive to rent I just use oxiclean in the one I get so you dont have to buy all of the soap that you will have no use for
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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It just seems once you carpet clean...the carpet just gets dirtier more quickly going forward. I've been advised not to use carpet cleaning if possible, but really good vacuums and even disinfectant sprays if needed.
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Comunistafornia, and working to get out ASAP!
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It just seems once you carpet clean...the carpet just gets dirtier more quickly going forward. I've been advised not to use carpet cleaning if possible, but really good vacuums and even disinfectant sprays if needed.
Yes, I work in maintenance in an Assisted Living facility for the elderly. The best thing is to vacuum your house every evening, and if you have dirt spots spot clean your carpet (Sam's carries "Spot Shot" does a great job) if you have odors use "enzymes" gets rid of the smell. We recommend shampooing once a year.
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:08 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Dry cleaning your carpets is better than steam cleaning. For those of you that steam cleaned and noticed them get dirtier afterwards here is why. The steam cleaning process REMOVES the stainguard on your carpets. Unless you have it reapplied after each time you steam clean, it's gone. Dry cleaning does not remove the stainguard on carpets and the companies that dry clean are usually less expensive than steam cleaning. I've been having my carpets in three houses dry cleaned for over 14 years and never had a problem. They are still damp but not soaked. I wait about an hour or two after they have been cleaned and then come back and vacuum and it looks great. If you have some really heavy stains it may take more than one time/visit to get it up. But my guy has gotten red lipgloss up before. And it was that kids lipgloss that is really bright and thick and he got it up.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:01 AM
 
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I use services of Seattle Carpet Cleaning hhtp://seattlescleaning.com
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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There are are whole lot of cleaners that will serve your purpose out there. For spots, I SWEAR by spray & wash.....Also, there are cleaners with Scotch Guard protection in them and there's actually Scotch Guard protection you can buy to apply to your carpet to help keep it clean. I disagree with some of the other posters here who say not to shampoo...If your home is like mine, you can not keep a carpet clean without occasionally cleaning it. We love our steam cleaner (Hoover) and again, I would never use the spray foam or dry cleaners on my carpets. Have you seen what they do to your vacuum cleaner filters? LOL Anyway......good luck and don't sweat it. There are some great products out there.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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Yes the "dry" carpet cleaning is the best way to go. Check the internet for a "Heaven's Best Carpet Cleaning" in your area. They are the best. Smells great, dry in an hour... Does not leave detergent on the carpet because it will reattract dirt. Give them a try...
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:59 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Do anyone have any suggestions on what the best carpet cleaner might be? I want to use with a steam cleaner. Thanks
try to find a company that uses "steamin' demons" they are the best and most efficient carpet cleaning system on the market. they extract 93 percent of the liquid that is injected into the carpet to clean it.

my husband worked with them for a while and said that no other system can touch them for results.

20yrsinbRANSON
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