The SteamVac required assembly, but the instructions were straightforward. The parts are mostly plastic and they had a “cheap” feel, but when the SteamVac was assembled, the construction was lightweight and easy enough to move across the carpet, even with full tanks.
I started with the dining room, one of the rooms with the lowest foot traffic in the apartment. The receiving tank was full of water by the time I was about 67% finished with the first room. As I removed the tank and dumped its contents, I was amazed at the amount of dirty water. After finishing the dining room, I progressed to the higher-traffic living room.
The manual says that the carpets will dry within six hours after cleaning, but I found that the carpet was mostly dry within as few as three hours.
Cleaning is a therapeutic activity. It actually feels good to get something really clean. I just don’t particularly like the process.
Now, here are some articles I’ve enjoyed lately.
First, check out the latest Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted by Mrs. Micah. She’s chosen a Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme.
- Wal-Mart’s Changing Its Logo
- The Hidden Costs of Renting a Car
- My Wife, the Money-Saving Machine
- How to People Find and Use Financial Information?
- A Great High Gas Price Indicator
- Creating My List of Financial Priorities
- Beauty is in the Eyes of the Employer