Rug Cleaning

Work Done on 2/28/04

La Machina: The Hoover SteamVac Dual V Widepath with Auto-Rinse

 

First Victim: The room with all the furniture

 

Living Room furniture, no more

 

Wondering where all the furniture went?

 

The rest of the furniture is here

 

Before: Pic of the high traffic area, the path from the kitchen to living room

 

Before: Another pic of the high traffic area, the crease at the edge of the couch and coffee table

 

Before: Stain #1 Before Cleaning, I didn't even know this stain existed before I moved the plant. Its from
when I over watered the plant with miracle grow.  I guess miracle and rugs don't get along.
Yes, we did have vacuum all that stuff before we cleaned the rugs.

 

Cleaning in progress

 

Another cleaning pic

 

Its amazing how much dirt is on rugs.
I had them cleaned once last year professionally.  It took about 4 changes of the water to finish the entire room.
Each time the water was as dirty as this or worse.

 

All Done (still wet)

 

Another shot of the finished (still wet) room

 

After: Here's the path from the kitchen to the living room.  Its much improved

 

After: The crease at the bottom of the couch was very matted, it looks tons better

 

After: The stain isn't completely gone, although it is alot better.
I didn't expect it to come out, it's probably been there since last year.

 

The almost dried room, about 2 hours after cleaning.

 

Everything is back in the room now

 

Final Comments:  I would definitely recommend one of these machines to anyone who asks.
The results were very good, and you have the flexibility to clean the rugs at your leisure.
True, you could probably get an even cleaner rug if you hired professionals who have
high powered equipment.  But, that's anywhere from $100-$200 per time.
With this you can do it as often as you like.  And you don't have to move all the furniture in your
house in one day to accommodate someone coming in and cleaning it in one shot. You will have to spend
some each time on carpet cleaner, but you can buy it by the gallon.