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Old 06-17-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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Gonna buy a rug cleaner. Got any advice?
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:50 PM   #2
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Install a wood floor.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:55 PM   #3
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Bot a bissell proheat 2x healthy home with 12 rows of brushes. Got it at walmart, some bissell models have less brushes might be ok, but this thing does a wonderous job. All surfaces.
Bout $300.
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I suppose a Ninja is a bit over the top? They do do good....
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If it were only up to me I would pull out all the flooring and paint my cement slab. Then I could clean my house with a leave blower. Alas, it's not up to me.
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I suppose a Ninja is a bit over the top? They do do good....
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That's the one I have. I am really happy with it.

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Bought a Hoover Steam Vac about 8-10 years ago. Got it home and read all the instructions, then called the company up and said, "Where's the STEAM?". There wasn't any. I heat a big pan of water on the stove, and when it's close to boiling, I start carpet cleaning, putting another load of water in the pan to heat up, which is ready when it's time to refill the carpet vac. For my 25 year-old carpets, does an OK job.
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:36 PM   #9
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One option is to leave it to the pros. Some say the home cleaning systems just leave stuff in the carpet that can attract dirt in the future.
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:37 PM   #10
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If it were only up to me I would pull out all the flooring and paint my cement slab. Then I could clean my house with a leave blower. Alas, it's not up to me.
Yeah, that tends to have a low Wife Acceptance Factor. Landlords wouldn't like it, either...
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