The best carpet cleaning machines are a vital tool for deeply cleaning wall-to-wall carpeting and large area rugs. Using special chemical solutions with hot water they scrub deeply into the carpeting fibers removing stains and odors. The carpet should never feel hard to your feet after the cleaning and rinsing is done. It should feel as soft as the day you bought the carpet. Many units can be used to clean your sofa and other upholstered furniture. More offer attachments for cleaning windows, mirrors, draperies, window blinds, and almost all will clean tile, marble, slate, linoleum, and laminate floors. Hardwood floors can warp, so be sure to check the brand if it is able to clean them with a carpet steam cleaner.
How to Choose the Best Carpet Cleaner Shampooers
It was always overwhelming for me to find the perfect carpet cleaner when going to big box stores and I finally gave up and searched on Amazon.com® for the same product at a lower price. I needed mine to remove cat and dog hair and stinky doggy odor. Cats pretty much keep themselves clean and they never have an odor. It needed to be able to pull out the normal dirt and dust from people’s dirty shoes along with spilled coffee and soda. I wanted great qualities the same as you want. Features are important and so are the cleaning solutions because I never wanted hard feeling carpet on my feet ever.
Carpet CleanerA best carpet cleaner machine must be able to have enough power for the motor to draw out dirt—whatever kind of dirt. The suction strength is the power to pull out by mechanical force the grime in your rugs.
High-class carpet cleaners have more powerful motors for sucking out the dirt subsequently sucking up the rinse water for your carpets to look clean and be soft as new. More suction means less time for the carpet to dry by removing more water.
Water Tank Capacity
TankThe larger water tanks are a bit heavier; however, you will have less frequent refilling of the cleaning solution in the tank. It’s a trade off: stop to add more cleaning solution for a lighter weight tank or have a slightly heavier unit needing no refills for carpet steam cleaners.
AccessoriesIf you’re set on an upright carpet cleaner, buy one with a hose brush and crevice tool attachment for doing corners, steps, upholstered furniture, drapes, and blinds to get into those hard to reach nooks and crannies.
FeatureThese two features are handy to have. With some cleaners you will get a built-in basket for collecting pet hair while you are cleaning. Some also blow out hot air onto the carpet or other item being cleaned for faster trying time.
Weight and Size
Carpet CleanerThe more powerful the motor the heavier the weight is for the carpet cleaner. If you’re weak like my spouse, then you will want a lighter model or perhaps a portable spot carpet cleaner. You don’t want anything that’s going to break your back or wear you out lifting, pushing, or pulling it.
Budget and Warranty
BudgetDepending on your choice, a carpet cleaner will be priced from $70- to $400 and up. That’s quite a range, so be sure what you want fits your budget if you’re dreaming to have a high-end model. Be sure your unit comes with a long time Warranty and customer service should you have any problems or questions. Always read your User’s Manual for things you never thought of.