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Cleaning Carpets Again and Daily Links

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Four months ago, I purchased a Hoover SteamVac and used the device to clean the carpets in my apartment. I was impressed then. In order to prepare for some company this coming weekend, I cleaned the carpets again this past weekend.

The results were just as great. I have a cat, and even though you normally can’t see how cat hair settles into the carpet, it’s amazing — and frankly somewhat disgusting — to see what comes up when you use a powerful cleaner. But rest assured, the carpet throughout the apartment is now quite clean.

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avatar Kevin

We recently did the same thing. We had some heavy traffic areas that were looking really soiled from the dog coming in and out of the house, etc. We bought a similar steamvac and it worked amazing. Carpets looked brand new. On top of the hair and stuff that came out, we also pulled up a TON of carpet fuzz since our carpet is still relatively new from the house being built a year ago.

I was really, really impressed with how clean the carpet looked.

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avatar David

Glad to hear that steamvac works – we have been considering buying one to “clean up” after our senile cat. Sounds like it might do the trick! Thanks for the mention…

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avatar Luke Landes

David: I’m quite happy with the SteamVac and would recommend it. Definitely helpful with a cat in the house.

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avatar Barb

Can you use the steamvac on furniture as well? I desperately need to clean my couch.

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avatar Luke Landes

Barb: You can use it on certain types of fabric. I don’t think I can use it on mine.

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