October 13, 2010
Hoover Carpet Cleaner
White carpet, a home’s worst nightmare! Every grain of dirt shows up. Sooner or later, the carpet will need to be cleaned. Constant traffic in and out of a house is normal, and keeping carpet looking white can cost a lot of money. Not to mention, when factoring in pets and their accidents, monthly cleanings are necessary. While having it done professionally always turns out great with minimal effort, it can empty a bank account in no time. That is why some decide to invest in their own carpet cleaner.
Before using the cleaner, it needs to be assembled. With an item like this, it is usually best to use the instruction manual, and follow along step-by-step. Overall, the assembly required little time and was surprisingly easy. The end product, a completely assembled carpet cleaner, was satisfying. It has a high tech feel and looks like it can get the job done. According to the Sears’ sales pitch, it can. It features DualVTM Nozzle Technology, a patented AutoRinse Feature, Heated Cleaning, an 8’ hose with a removable tool caddy, and a powerful 12 amp motor. To a normal consumer, those features are probably nonsense. After looking at the assembled cleaner, however, it looks like it could handle just about anything.
After assembling the cleaner, it is then time to get busy. Using the cleaning solution that came with the cleaner and hot water usually works best for cleaning stains that have had time to set into the carpet. After the first pass on the carpet, anyone should be able to tell the difference. Thirty minutes later, the room’s carpet will be clean and looking new again. Most can’t even tell the difference from doing it themselves and paying for a professional.
The cleaning tool, however, is a different story. Now don’t get me wrong, it does work, and it does pick up dirt most probably didn’t know was there, but compared to the cleaner, the suction seems puny at best....