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#1 of 13 Old 06-11-2007, 12:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi all, I am moving into a new home in about a month and there is some carpeting in the bedrooms. Is there a natural and efficient way to shampoo/clean the carpets?

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I had my carpet cleaned by a professional company. They used only hot water. Basically, the hot water was sprayed onto the carpeting with some force, and immediately sucked back up again. This was on synthetic carpeting with no pad. I don't know how well it would work with other types of carpeting.

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Hi hannah,
You can rent a carpet cleaner that cleans the carpet with just hot water- it works as pp described.
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Hi hannah,
You can rent a carpet cleaner that cleans the carpet with just hot water- it works as pp described.
OOOh thanks. Where from?

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Will it get really gunky, dirty carpets clean with just hot water? Can you just get the kind you rent at the supermarket? Our rug is getting so gross and I spot scrub it but I can't get ahead; I need something to do it all in one day and I can't afford to hire someone. I'm getting desperate.
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I have rented steam cleaners from Publix or Kroger and then added OxiClean to the hot water in the machine. It's perfectly safe for the machine and my carpets get super clean. OxiClean costs less than the jug of carpet cleaner and it's environmentally friendly too.
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Does oxi-clean have a scent?

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Earth Friendly Products makes a nice carpet shampoo. It works very well. I got it at my local organic market, but it is also available at www.drugstore.com and is reasonably priced (a single bottle allowed me to clean all my carpets, half-a-dozen times). Every couple of weeks, www.drugstore.com gives free shipping with orders over $25 (right now, they are only doing their usual - free shipping with $49 order).
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we use CHarlies laundry powder in our carpet cleaner. it ROCKS.
though sometimes we also use oxyboost or oxo-bright, whichever we have on hand.

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I would rent one of those cleaners. I borrowed a friend's steam cleaner to do ours because they were NASTY and used some Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Oil and hot hot hot water and they came out so lovely and fresh smelling. I want a steamer so bad now!

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Does anyone own a steamer? How much do they cost to buy? I REALLY want one!
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Hey Allnaturalmom-

Oxyclean does come in a fragrance free variety-got mine at Target

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Does anyone own a steamer? How much do they cost to buy? I REALLY want one!
I bought the Hoover F6215-900 SteamVac Agility Carpet Cleaner from www.amazon.com for $179, free shipping, no tax. It works beautifully and has a stair/upholstery "turbo" tool with an attached hose.
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