Posts Tagged ‘Extractor’

What Works Better – A “carpet Extractor” Or “steam Cleaner”?

I have an older light colored wall to wall carpet with many spots and stains. It’s a real pain to treat the spots by hand. I’ve considered renting the “steam cleaners” from the grocery store or purchasing a hand held “carpet extractor”. They both work the same way, spraying steaming hot water and detergent into the rug, then vacuuming it up along with the dirt or stain.
If you’ve used one of these – or both – please give me the benefit of your advice. How well do they clean mud and food spots, how easy are they to use, and how wet do they leave the carpet? Thanks!

Are Steam Cleaners Heated? When Would One Choose One Over A Non-heated Carpet Extractor?

the “heated” cleaners only keep the hot water hot longer. It may be just me but I don’t find it necessary. I don’t have a heater element for my steamcleaner. I always managed to get through a tank of hot water before the water cools too much. If you have a larger area to clean or find yourself constantly being interupted or needing to move things then a heated tank might be a good idea. I have an older hoover model. It still works beautifully.

Shark Steam Cleaner