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#1 dave in indiana

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 04:07 PM

Need a decent carpet steam cleaner.  Any recommendations?


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#2 Beejus McReejus

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 04:46 PM

Cleveland has some good steamers.
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 04:56 PM

I've gotten reasonable results renting a shampooer from the local grocery store. Pulls a lot of crop out, decent impact on stains but best to spot treat.
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 05:02 PM

Not sure if you can buy new anymore but we had an Electrolux Epic Floor Pro for almost 20 years. We loaned it out to someone that left water in it and let it freeze in their garage. We were moving at the time and did all hardwood at the new place so it just went in the trash. I thought it was crazy money at the time we bought it, but it paid itself many times over.

 
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#5 Beejus McReejus

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 05:12 PM

We have a cheaper Bissell that works pretty well.  I think we paid a couple hundee for it and have used it for 6 years or so.


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 05:49 PM

yeah, looking at some Bissels on Amazon


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Posted 15 September 2020 - 05:53 PM

I have this one. Works well and easy to clean. No complaints.
https://www.amazon.c...b_ggwyFb2NKB5W7
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#8 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 05:54 PM

Rent. Our better yet hire it out. There's always a couple coupons in the ValuPack.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:36 PM

I've not been overly impressed with any carpet cleaners I've hired, either in terms of results, or at least results vs cost.

We've had a few cleaners that weren't great. We got this one a few years ago and still works very well. Seems to clean better and be more durable than others we've owned: https://www.lowes.co...aner/1000170997

I really wanted to get this one which is supposed to offer commercial performance, but cheaped out at the last minute. Buy it and let me know if I made a bad decision.

https://www.amazon.c...00219903&sr=8-4
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:42 PM

I've not been overly impressed with any carpet cleaners I've hired, either in terms of results, or at least results vs cost.

We've had a few cleaners that weren't great. We got this one a few years ago and still works very well. Seems to clean better and be more durable than others we've owned: https://www.lowes.co...aner/1000170997

I really wanted to get this one which is supposed to offer commercial performance, but cheaped out at the last minute. Buy it and let me know if I made a bad decision.

https://www.amazon.c...00219903&sr=8-4


Before my mom got sick she cleaned houses and office buildings for a living and she had that Green Machine, which I borrowed a couple times to clean carpets in our rented dwellings. It is the bomb. At our last place the landlords even commented specifically on how clean we left the carpets.
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:50 PM

Dammit, I made a bad decision.
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:52 PM

Back when we had carpets, I never found a home machine that could touch a rental (in good repair.) Sure, if you buy your own commercial style like the Green Machine you can do as well, but $400?

At the end we find a company that used solvents and buffers to clean instead of water or steam. Carpet was clean AND dry when they were done. Before them, steam generators on the van is a lot better than hot water of any kind, IMO.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:53 PM

Dammit, I made a bad decision.


Maybe. Personally I've decided to just abandon carpet.
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:57 PM

Maybe. Personally I've decided to just abandon carpet.

This!

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 07:01 PM

I suppose that's an option, but most people still end up with area rugs on their wood or tile that need to be cleaned. I like actual carpet in bedrooms and that's about it.
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Posted 15 September 2020 - 07:11 PM

I suppose that's an option, but most people still end up with area rugs on their wood or tile that need to be replaced every two years when your wife decides she needs to change all the colors of the walls and furniture... again


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 03:18 AM

Dammit, I made a bad decision.

I'm looking at that Bissell ProHeat.

 

We haven't had good luck with carpet cleaners.  I have to let my wife handle it and the carpet cleaner guys either have an ankle monitor on or are out smoking in the driveway and then there's "ma'am? care if I use your bathroom?" dilemma.


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 03:30 AM

Dammit, I made a bad decision.

Damned right you did, soldier. Anything that wipes front AND back is a goddamned model of efficiency in this man's carpet cleaning cohort.  

 

I was tempted too, but all the adivce i got said to rent.


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 06:07 AM

I'm looking at that Bissell ProHeat.

We haven't had good luck with carpet cleaners. I have to let my wife handle it and the carpet cleaner guys either have an ankle monitor on or are out smoking in the driveway and then there's "ma'am? care if I use your bathroom?" dilemma.

I got the bissell pro heat little green to clean upholstery with and it works great. Can’t imagine it big brother being any different

Edited by Brian72, 16 September 2020 - 06:08 AM.

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