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Old 10-16-2013, 08:03 PM   #15
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I clean carpets for a living.
We take great pride in our methods and leaving no residue.
Shampoo use is decades old. Not used anymore.
Peroxide will leave residue and is hard to rinse out.
Windex is high PH (ammonia), vinegar is low PH (acid), canceling out each other.
There are ways to clean with any machine out there in the correct method if anyone is interested in listening to a professional.
I am glad to share as long as I don't get blasted by a bunch of negative garbage for it.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:03 PM   #16
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:54 PM   #17
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I am glad to share as long as I don't get blasted by a bunch of negative garbage for it.
So far . . . you haven't said anything remotely useful . . .
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:08 PM   #18
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I clean carpets for a living.
We take great pride in our methods and leaving no residue.
Shampoo use is decades old. Not used anymore.
Peroxide will leave residue and is hard to rinse out.
Windex is high PH (ammonia), vinegar is low PH (acid), canceling out each other.
There are ways to clean with any machine out there in the correct method if anyone is interested in listening to a professional.
I am glad to share as long as I don't get blasted by a bunch of negative garbage for it.
spill the beans if you will
we just had a new puppy find us and adopt us....and yep she had a wee wee last night on the carpet...just missed the tile
we have a small green machine...it works really well at sucking and cleaning...but i hate the smell of the recommended cleaning solution..to me it smells like pee
even before pee was there.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:15 PM   #19
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cleaning carpets

DH just shampooed the stationary rug and the throw rugs in Our Rv with a bissel shampooer. When the rugs were dry he sprayed with scotch guard. He also cleaned the area rug in our house. Sure enough the cat blessed it with a huge hairball and a few small black spots. A little carpetspot remover and no more stains. I ordered the gallon size of scotch guard from Jon Don on the internet. DH has a dedicated garden sprayer for the job.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:44 AM   #20
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"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"
Note our signature as to the "problem"... We carry and religiously use some packing quilts on the carpet. Thick enough for the wettest/muddiest feet and will help to mitigate an "accident" as the Girls get older....
Very cheap at Harbor Freight and end up being one full load in the home washer.
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I clean carpets for a living.
We take great pride in our methods and leaving no residue.
Shampoo use is decades old. Not used anymore.
Peroxide will leave residue and is hard to rinse out.
Windex is high PH (ammonia), vinegar is low PH (acid), canceling out each other.
There are ways to clean with any machine out there in the correct method if anyone is interested in listening to a professional.
I am glad to share as long as I don't get blasted by a bunch of negative garbage for it.
I'd go ahead and "spill" your methods here for us.

I work for a insurance restoration company and we use our truck mount carpet cleaning trucks for carpet cleaning. I don't know what the exact chemical our guys use, but it's a pre-spray followed by a hot wash/extraction. Never a complaint by any of our customers. I have had my house and coach carpets done regularly and the odd time a stubborn stain will come back. Just have to hit it again. Our guys are trained by restoration industry professionals. Carpets differ in how they should be cleaned depending on the makeup of the fibre. Age of the carpet and how many times it was cleaned prior to your ownership also makes a difference. Regular full cleaning, will lead to greater success every time as well as carpet that will outlast most of our use. High traffic areas with shoes and muddy paws will require more more frequent cleaning. Stands to reason. We use a runner in our main salon area. I recommend using an experienced restoration company with a good reputation to do your carpets.

Just my opinion.
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I clean carpets for a living.
There are ways to clean with any machine out there in the correct method if anyone is interested in listening to a professional.
I'd be interested, I seem to end up hit or miss, carpet will remain clean for quite awhile or need a rerun after a short time... Hopefully some of the "critics" will at least wait until you express your opinion before dumping...
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spill the beans if you will
we just had a new puppy find us and adopt us....and yep she had a wee wee last night on the carpet...just missed the tile
we have a small green machine...it works really well at sucking and cleaning...but i hate the smell of the recommended cleaning solution..to me it smells like pee
even before pee was there.
What my wife and I do for potty training our puppies is use doggy diapers on them. We still follow our normal training procedures for getting them outside so they learn, but if we miss it, the "stuff" is contained in the diaper. Works really well.
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For about $100, Stanley Steamer did all the carpet, dinette cushions couch, and one chair. Included Scotchguard on everything except carpet.
Right after we got our current coach, we had Stanley Steamer come and do their thing. DW was there and let them talk her into the 'Scotchguard' treatment. The carpet looked good for one trip. It now seems to attract dirt and stains like a magnet. IMO, it was a total waste of money. Fortunately, most of our flooring is ceramic tile so not much carpet. We plan to replace the carpet with something better in time.
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What my wife and I do for potty training our puppies is use doggy diapers on them. We still follow our normal training procedures for getting them outside so they learn, but if we miss it, the "stuff" is contained in the diaper. Works really well.
we do a routine that has worked for us with way to man y dogs to count, only use the diaper if they have just been sick or on meds

other than that its, wake up go out and do business
then in to eat and drink..wait 3 - 5mins, repeat outside
praise on completion of elimination
play inside for 20-30 mins
repeat outside event
after 8 pm no more food or drink
purge the bladder every 20-30 and set them off to the crate for nighty nite around 10
repeat at 7-8 am
this usually takes about 5 days to sink in
then they alert

so far this little girl is getting it quick.
she was having a tummy thing from the worm meds and i missed the alert. and she is not patient..

clean up with the little bissel
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I clean carpets for a living.
We take great pride in our methods and leaving no residue.
Shampoo use is decades old. Not used anymore.
Peroxide will leave residue and is hard to rinse out.
Windex is high PH (ammonia), vinegar is low PH (acid), canceling out each other.
There are ways to clean with any machine out there in the correct method if anyone is interested in listening to a professional.
I am glad to share as long as I don't get blasted by a bunch of negative garbage for it.
can't wait for you to share....
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I have Stanley Steemer come out twice a year and clean the carpets in our MH. I also use the Scotchguard. I think it DOES help as anything that spills seems to just sit on TOP of the carpet. I also have a little Bissel cleaning machine for when one of the pups has an accident. I use that only for cleanup in between Stanley. It's worked well for us and the carpet looks great.
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Windex & Water

I tried the windex & water mixture on a kitchen carpet and it worked so well the carpet looks brand new. My wife, the one with the nose of a bloodhound, could detect no residual odor at all. Time will tell if it attracts dirt any sooner than normal.

I mixed 4 measures of windex in the Bissell Big machine and filled it to the line with very hot water. I used a hot water rinse and cleared any windex out of the machine before putting it away so I'm not too worried about it being damaged.

So, yes, it works. It works well and I'm happy with it.

BTW: windex removes red wine stains like magic.
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