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Old 06-03-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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Carpet cleaning

We have carpet in the front part and bedroom of our coach.

We ve usually vacuum it after every trip.

After the last trip, we have a couple of stains and are considering

using a steamer to clean the area.

Would this be a bad idea?

Any other suggestions.

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Old 06-03-2013, 07:57 PM   #2
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I wouldn't see any problems, I have used a rental shampooer plenty of times
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:01 PM   #3
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No problem at all.
What kind of spots, I am assuming spots and not stains.
Stains are a whole different issue.
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You can spot clean the stains or use any carpet shampooer that you'd use in your home!
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Resolve spot remover works great to deal with spots and heavily soiled areas before you use a hot water carpet cleaner.

We just had Stanley Steamer do the carpet in our coach and it really came out nice.
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We have a Bissell carpet cleaner - works well. Nice to have it on hand - easy to pull it out to do a quick cleaning. Agree a spot remover first on stubborn spots is good to do.
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The easiest and most benign cleaning system is Capture, by Milliken.
This is a "dry" method that uses a pre-treatment spray and then a
damp powder, that when dry, is easily vacuumed away. For very
soiled areas and spots, you might need a second application.
The down side to all wet shampoo methods is that some soap
residue remains in the carpet and this causes it to attract dirt
more quickly and then need cleaning sooner, and so on.
Capture is a great product.
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We have a Bissell carpet cleaner - works well. Nice to have it on hand - easy to pull it out to do a quick cleaning. Agree a spot remover first on stubborn spots is good to do.
+1 We too use the same Bissell carpet cleaning machine that we use in our stick house.
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Resolve spot remover works great to deal with spots and heavily soiled areas before you use a hot water carpet cleaner.

We just had Stanley Steamer do the carpet in our coach and it really came out nice.
Hard to beat professional cleanings especially Stanley Steemer
I am admittedly biased (see user name )


No carpet manufacturer recommends capture or dry methods.
Hot water extraction (steam) cleaning is the recommended method.
Many carpet manufacturer warranties require periodic steam cleaning in order for warranty to remain valid.


Using a portable steam unit when used correctly can provide acceptable results.
The key is to:


Do not use to much soap concentrate (more is not better)and thoroughly rinse soap solution out of the carpet.
failure to do so Will leave a residue and attract resoiling.


Do not over wet. Use lots of dry strokes and if possible create air movement
(fans or open windows) across carpet to dry it quickly.
Do not run slides in over wet/damp carpet.
This could result in a mildew growth problem.


Be sure not to place anything on carpet until it is completely dry.
Metal legs will leave rust stains and varnished/stainedwood can leave permanent marks.


Good luck!


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We have a Bissell carpet cleaner - works well. Nice to have it on hand - easy to pull it out to do a quick cleaning. Agree a spot remover first on stubborn spots is good to do.
We've had three of them, all have quit working after a while. The pump rusts and freezes up. In fact we have one like that in the family room right now.
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Windex

Windex removes stains like magic. I just recently use it on some spilled red wine and the only indication that there might have been something there is the clean spot.

Works so well that I'm thinking of using it in the carpet cleaning machine.
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X-2 on clear Windex. We have the MH cleaned by Stanley Steemer or equivalent once per year usually, we have a Bissell as well but the steam clean does it best and they will do the sofa or other cloth furniture. Anyway steam cleaning will not hurt anything.
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Carpet cleaning

On my former RV we used several Bissell's (all eventually quit)and they worked okay. Later I hired a guy with a huge steam machine mounted in his van to clean the RV about twice a year when doing our house and we liked the results much better. The guy cleaning the carpets was pretty honest (in our opinion) and said most home cleaners recommend far too much soapy solvent and generally do extract enough of the dirty water. The high concentrations of the cleaner tend to remain on the carpets and attract more dirt and grime thus requiring you to buy more cleaner to clean again sooner. Less is better.
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We had a few stains on our carpet, but since we installed the laminate flooring we can't see the stains anymore. Amazing!
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