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Old 03-04-2006, 07:40 PM   #1
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When the weather gets nicer I would like to clean the carpet. I really dont want to use a reg carpet cleaner machine that uses water, the foams seem to attract more dirt, soooo?
I know Resolve makes a granular damp cleaner that you scrub in , let it sit for awhile on the rug..then vaccumn up.... What have you guys used to clean your carpets?

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Old 03-04-2006, 09:04 PM   #2
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I had a professional carpet cleaning company to steam clean my 97 17ft Casita wall and ceiling carpet. They charged me $50 and it took them about 45 minutes. I called Jay at Casita and asked his opinion beforehand. He said the glue that holds the carpet is high temperature and the steam cleaning wouldn't cause any problems.

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Old 03-05-2006, 03:27 PM   #3
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I doubt that it's possible to get carpet really clean without adding a significant amount of water, but it's important to suck it back out before more gets soaked than you want. In my past carpet cleaning experiences (at home or in cars - our Boler has no carpet) I found that a surprising amount of vacuuming is needed to get the dirty water out - one pass certainly won't do it.

"Steam" cleaning is normally spraying hot water, possibly scrubbing with some kind of power brush, and vacuuming. That's what the rental machines and most home machines do. I'm not sure I would really use steam on a carpet.

If leaving residue is a concern, then why not do a final pass with just hot water in the machine?
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:53 PM   #4
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Brian. yep.. if you dont vaccum well or get the soap residue out it just get dirtier.... I will eventually get some leno to put in but it will be a while.. In the mean time I do have a nice big rug over the isle part for now.... I will be getting in cleaned however this summer sometime.... I will call Scamp and ask about the steam cleaning and have it professional done like Doug did... its not that I cant live with it the way it is now.. its not that bad but a good shampoo sure wont hurt..
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Old 03-05-2006, 06:35 PM   #5
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Brian. yep.. if you dont vaccum well or get the soap residue out it just get dirtier
I spot clean with some 409, Mean Green, or diluted Castrol Super Clean (Gallon at Walmart Auto Dept. $6) and then use my upholstery steamer with clear water. I do the same thing in the house. It stays clean a lot longer.
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