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Old 02-28-2012, 08:57 AM   #1
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Cleaning carpet

I have a 20+ year old motorhome, it has some carpet stains that I want to get out but know I cannot just use a rug doctor....any advice on what I should use?

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Anything you can use that will deep clean, will also put a lot of humidity in the air. The best advice I can give you is to replace it with tile or linoleum. Pergo, or wood flooring is great also. After 20 years, you really don't want to know what kind of beasties and bacteria are in that carpet. If you must have carpet, try to get wool in a short nap. There is less chance of toxic chemicals in the carpet that way. It may be expensive but you will be a lot healthier and happier.

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Just for starters, try Folex in the white bottle at Home Depot or Lowes (less than $6). Spray on and wipe vigorously with a absorbing towel (microfiber is best, but cotton works too). This will work wonders until you want to pay a carpet cleaning business to shampoo with a steam extractor.
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Thanks, I will stop by home depot tonite...
Pulling up the ratty old carpet really is something that I want to do, its just that now my mh is home and I already am working 80-100 hours a week...
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Rent a steam cleaner, and use a rug cleaning solution, along with some oxy-clean. Clean it with the solution, making sure to go over the rug a lot to get up as much of the water as possible. Turn the AC down to the point that is will run a lot. After about 3 hours of drying, get the rug cleaning machine and fill with hot water. Clean the carpet with plain water, again going over it a couple of times to suck up the water. Keep the AC running overnight. It should be dry the next day. Good Luck!!
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cleaning stains on marble

Clean carpets are recognized by manufacturers as being more visually pleasing, potentially longer-lasting, and probably healthier than poorly maintained carpets.
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There is a dry cleaning powder that is called "capture" that does a good job on general stains and cleaning. brush it in, then vacuum up. There is a ServiceMaster brand stain kit that is excellent. It has 5 or 6 products, and a stain chart that describes which products to use on different stains.
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Just another reason not to have carpet but some kind of hard flooring. We do alot of dry camping and state park style, non-resort style, RVing and do not want the challange of trying to keep carpet clean. We ordered our MH from the factory without any carpeting and use throw rugs to keep our tootsies warm when it's chilly.
The throw rugs are easy to clean, just throw them in a commercial washer. Oh by the way....our stick and brick doesn't have carpet either.
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Have a recommended carpet cleaning company come in and do it. Open some windows and Set up a fan to help dry it. It will dry in a few hours.

My recommendation for tough stains is use an insurance restoration company. Most are certified in stain removal. If they can't get it out, "It ain't comin' out"!

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