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Old 04-03-2016, 03:43 AM   #1
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Carpet Cleaning Advice?

We want to have our carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned. Is there any special care we should consider with the subfloor when we choose someone to hire? I worry about too much water being used and damaging any wood under the carpet.
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I don't think it's a problem as not that much water is used or left to dry. Suggest to discuss it with the carpet cleaning service. I see some that advertise dry cleaning. Others that specialize in RV cleaning. We have a Hoover carpet cleaning machine and do it ourselves a couple three times a year. Puts down water and detergent solution, scrubs, and vacuums it back up. Works pretty well.
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What is the non-carpeted area covered with? Lineoleum--if so, it should be under the carpet also, which would protect the wood underlay from any water from the cleaning.
Our Suite appears to have lineoleum laid the entire length of the floor areas, and carpeting simply laid on top the lineoleum.
We have cleaned our carpeted areas with a Hoover cleaner many times without any apparent damage to anything underneath. Sure would like to replace our carpet...past any good results from cleaning.
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I use a Hoover carpet cleaner with its small electric motor sucking up the water it injects and it has always been fine.
I have a friend who cleans carpets professionally. He has a 10hp gas engine running the extraction pump in his van. It leaves much less water than my cleaner.
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Always do my own carpet cleaning. Bought a high end home machine several years ago and never looked back.
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What is the non-carpeted area covered with? Lineoleum--if so, it should be under the carpet also, which would protect the wood underlay from any water from the cleaning.
Our Suite appears to have lineoleum laid the entire length of the floor areas, and carpeting simply laid on top the lineoleum....
That's interesting. I'll have to see if I can find an area to lift and take a peek.

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At the cost of lineoleum, it is much cheaper to overlay the entire floor area than to cut the linoleum out of areas that would be covered with the carpet--simple $$ vs time.
I think this is the way most mobile living units are built.
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I checked for vinyl under the carpet and it stops at the carpet.
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Sorry, I was wrong. Wouldn't have thought Excels would be different.
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No apology needed, just sharing what I found. I was hoping the vinyl covered the entire floor.
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What is the non-carpeted area covered with? Lineoleum--if so, it should be under the carpet also, which would protect the wood underlay from any water from the cleaning.
Our Suite appears to have lineoleum laid the entire length of the floor areas, and carpeting simply laid on top the lineoleum.
We have cleaned our carpeted areas with a Hoover cleaner many times without any apparent damage to anything underneath. Sure would like to replace our carpet...past any good results from cleaning.
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Hi, are you 100 % on that. I have the same unit and if I thought it had good flooring of any kind beneath I think I'd remove the carpet.
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Hi joe. just realized that was you.
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Stanley,
Good to hear from you again.
No, not sure it extends under everything--just thinking about what I see inside the cabinets...
A quick call to Paul at CrossRV.com would get you the answer.
There is such a thing as the California? Louisiana? carpet cut in which the carpet only comes out from the couch a small distance--that is what made me think it was under there.
Another angle--don't think there is linoleum under the slide carpet.
As a disclaimer to what I have previously said I knew--should have said 'I thought there was linoleum under all the main floor carpet.
Check at one of the floor vents near the couch??
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Thats a good idea. I just washed and covered it today. Ill check it in may. Good to hear youre doing well.
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