Although some carpet steamers and cleaners have a suction mechanism to remove the cleaning fluid and water from your carpet after cleaning the area, they should only be used for steaming or cleaning a carpet and never used as a vacuum cleaner.
Do I need a vacuum if I have a carpet cleaner?
Vacuum If Necessary
One of your first questions for carpet cleaners should be, “Do I need to vacuum?” Your carpet cleaners may prefer to handle all steps on their own, including the initial vacuum. Others encourage a pre-visit pass with the vacuum to check for loose items or save time during their visit.
Can I use my Bissell carpet cleaner as a regular vacuum?
1-5 of 5 Answers. Good question, this cleaner is for water extraction so it’s not designed to be used for dry vacuuming. If you needed to spot or deep clean every day then you certainly could with this cleaner. Sorry, there was a problem.
Do carpet cleaners work on hard floors?
Carpet cleaners are designed to clean different types of things, and are not always restricted to just cleaning carpets. They can clean mattresses, pet stains, bedding, furniture, rugs and auto upholstery. Some can even clean ceramic tile and hardwood floors.
What is the difference between a carpet washer and a carpet cleaner?
A carpet shampooer uses a combination of detergent and water to clean carpets. A rotating brush loosens dirt in the carpet fibres while its powerful suction lifts dirt, stains and grime. On the other hand, a steam cleaner simply uses the power of hot water. It works by injecting hot, vaporised water into your carpets.
What is the difference between a carpet cleaner and a carpet shampooer?
Steam cleaners provide deeper cleaning, extracting with enough force to pull the dirt from the bottom of the carpet fibers. Shampooers basically bury the dirt in foam and often have brighteners that make your carpet look cleaner than it really is. Eventually this can lead to yellowing, which can’t be removed.
How long should you stay off carpet after cleaning?
Ideally, avoid heavy traffic and keep children and pets off the carpet for at least 6 hours after cleaning. If you must walk across the carpet to get to another part of the house, do it 30 minutes after cleaning it by removing your shoes and wearing a pair of clean white socks to protect the carpet.