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Can I use only water into carpet clener to clean carpet?

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by Minhaz, Dec 26, 2019.

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  1. Minhaz

    Minhaz Thread Starter

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    Hi. I am going to buy a carpet cleaner, Hoover Smartwash,. I am thinking if I can use only water to clean my carpets.

    I will wash my carpet frequently like once in a month. I do not want to use chemical solution every time and also chemical solutions are expensive.

    Thank you.
     
  2. blues_harp28

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    Warm water with some white vinegar will do the job if you do not want you use a chemical.
     
  3. Drabdr

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    The best test is to see if the water only model gets the floors clean. If they don’t you may need to seek a little stronger cleaning solutions for your cleaner.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    I just purchased the hoover smartwash and it does a great job. I thought the carpet was reasonably clean.....water came out BLACK.
    After the downstairs was all done, Elvis the dachshund had to roll around on the carpet. Nothing like more dog hair.....
     
  5. RT

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    I borrow my daughters carpet cleaner (model unknown)
    But when they bring it over, they always have some sorta of detergent or specific cleaning agent they use with it.
    They probably use the same kind of cleaning agent as you get if you rent a carpet washer.

    They have multiple pets (cats and dogs, living together with small children! :eek: )
    And we all smoke... so the dirty water sucked up from the carpet is brown/gray, not black!

    I'm just saying that depending or your environment circumstance you may need more than just water.
     
  6. Minhaz

    Minhaz Thread Starter

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    Yes. So I used chemical and then cleaned the carpet 5 times with water only to get the chemical out from carpet. And decided to use only water frequently than using chemical.
     
  7. mole

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    Hi, I'm a retired chemist. Everything you have ever seen, touched or eaten is a chemical including water. It troubles me when I see phrases like "chemical free". It also bothers me when I see "organic" on high priced produce in the grocery store. All produce is technically organic, but I get what the "organic" produce refers to, however it is not accurate from a chemist's point of view. Water can remove some dirt from your carpets but it will not do as thorough a job as a cleaning solution with detergent will. If the health safety of some detergents is your concern, you can use water but be aware you will be accumulating dirt that the water alone cannot remove. It is your choice. There are NO "chemical free" cleaning solvents.
     
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