Need help cleaing carpets - got any suggestions?

@coffeebreak (17824)
United States
May 16, 2008 9:35pm CST
I need a carpet cleaner. I have an big machine thing, but it is so heavy, I can't make it do right. So...I looked at Resolve and used that with the scrub mop thingy, oh it picked up a bit, but this is a light tan carpet (can not beleive a builder carpeted apartments with such a light color!) and it is just not enough. It is 80% of the time only me, Husband every other weekend, 2 grand daughters every other week, I wear only slippers in the house, and everyone is to take their shoes off at the door. Just don't see how how it can get so dirty with such little traffic and regular vacumming. I( also have area carpets at higher traffic areas, like just out of hte kitchen and into each bedroom and at the front door. And still - so dirty! Anyone got any suggestions on good way to clean the stupid carpet!?!?!
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@drannhh (15003)
• United States
17 May 08
Oh, man, I had that problem only worse. We had gotten some stains on an eggshell carpet and I put spotter on it to get them out, but then it was the kind that attracted the dirt and so those spots looked worse and worse and I was afraid to to any thing with them. Well, this sounds like a sad story but when we got back here this summer, we found that the roof had leaked while we were gone--brown stains down the wall and on the carpet and the carpet was still wet. So the condo-like management was responsible for getting it repaired, not us, because the leak did not originate from our roof. The contracted with a guy who came out and fixed that at somebody else's expense, and then he saw the other stains and took care of them for us for no additional charge. We are just ecstatic. But we did watch what he did and asked some questions, too, and then we ordered one of those As-Seen-on-TV H20 vacs that filters what it sucks up through water instead of through one of those dirty chambers, so I think that will do a better job, and next time we have to spot, I am going to use the steam machine and then suck up the water into the H2O vac--I'll have to let you know how it works, but we hope not to spill anything again soon. Good luck with yours!
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@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
17 May 08
The vac I have sounds like the one you are talking about - using water and shampoo. It is just so heavy to push and pull. I'm going to look today at a few related stores and see if htere is something smaller. It is basically just traffic areas. I moved my furniture yesterday and see nice clean spots where the couches used to be! PLus, a little "misshap" with blue jello and a 2 YO Grand daughter and her daddy that wasn't paying attention - 2 spots - and they aren't coming up with Resolve and I have only 2 weeks to get rid of them white glove inspector comes home and I get thrown into the brigg!
@drannhh (15003)
• United States
18 May 08
I agree that SpotShot is potent! Our vac is really light and nothing to push, so I think it is different. It does not put any soap or water on the floor, the water is inside instead of a filter chamber. The dirt goes into the water but no water gets on the carpet. It can suck up wet spots though. Years ago when one got the carpet clean it was required to empty out the room but now the professionals have equipment that lets them just go in and get the high traffic areas. This guy who did ours was really impressive. If we had paid for it the cost would have been $15/sq foot.
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
18 May 08
What is the name/brand of the vac you have? Sounds interesting and if is solves my problem I would invest in it! I'd like something that I can use regularly to keep the traffic areas clean. Also, with the water/dampness involved, it might help my allergies to house dust! Any info you care to share would be appreciated.
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
17 May 08
i had discarded my carpet in my living room..with same reason tired of always cleaning it...but before that i used vacuum cleaner that was portable it was bought in Italy when my husband went there for schooling(company expenses of course)..but it still the same ...well i guess you need to hire one for cleaning
@skinnychick (6937)
• United States
17 May 08
I use Spotshot, that works the best. I think it's about 2.87 at Walmart. I swear by it.
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
17 May 08
Is that just for spots or large areas? I'll give it a try if it is for large areas.
• United States
18 May 08
It says for spots but I have used it on large areas and it works nicely.