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Old 05-10-2006, 08:38 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by GB
Don't get me wrong. I am not saying that the carpet powder she is using is going to cause a problem. I am simply saying that powders can act as an abrasive, but water and shampoo are not hard on a carpet at all. Water and shampoo might not always clean stains as well as you want (see my above posts), but they will not damage a carpet at all.
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:08 PM   #12
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I have a hoover and I love it, it has heated cleaning function with rotating brushes, I had a dirt devil before that and hated it...
but I love my new one, and it is awesome on stains...

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Old 05-10-2006, 12:27 PM   #13
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Long ago, I sold carpet. The biggest problems I encountered was people using too much detergent when the steam clean. It can leave a residue that will attract dirt.

As far as stains go, I always suggested treating the stain with a spot remover, putting a wad of paper towels over the stain and putting some weight on the towels. The stain will wick into the paper towels. Three kids later and this is still the best technique I've used--outside of professional cleaning.
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Old 05-11-2006, 02:06 PM   #14
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I bought an el cheapo Bissell Quicksteamer (training the pup to go toilet outside was not going well....) Its great for spot touches, but I would suggest you upgrade to the one with furniture attatchments, I wish I had...

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