So you guys may remember I have a dog and two kids. As much as I love them, you know what families with a dog and two kids should not have? White carpets, that’s what. No, I didn’t choose them, but we’re stuck with them for right now.
Did you know that dirt in your carpet reduces its lifespan as well as makes it looks grungy? Dirt is abrasive, and walking on dirty carpets rubs the dirt against the fibers, cutting and matting them, which breaks them down and makes your carpet look old and frayed before its time. Regular vacuuming helps, but vacuuming alone isn’t enough to truly clean your carpet. For that you need a carpet washer.
There’s less than two weeks before Christmas, and I need to get the house spick and span for holiday visitors. Luckily, I recently got my hands on the Hoover Turbo Scrub, the other half of the Hoover Clean Team. It took only a couple of minutes to put the Turbo Scrub together out of the box. Just two screws to secure the handle!
First I did my white bedroom carpet. The dog sleeps in here, and after a while, the carpet picks up that doggy smell. Yuck. After a thorough vacuuming with my Hoover Air Cordless, it was the Turbo Scrub’s turn. I used really hot water and the recommended amount of septic safe and biodegradable carpet cleaner in the machine, then got washing.
The Turbo Scrub uses an exclusive SpinScrub® multiple brush system for 360 degree cleaning around carpet fibers. The removable counter rotating brushes spin, not roll, for constant carpet contact to really get in there and clean.
The scrubbers did a good job getting the grunge out, and I was impressed with how much water the Turbo Scrub recovered out of my carpet after a couple of passes. When I’ve washed my carpets before, the worst part was having a wet carpet all day. The powerful suction and the forced heated air dried my carpet faster than I would have expected. I could walk on it without damp socks in less than three hours! And once it was dry? Everything smelled so clean and fresh. No more doggy odour!
Next I cleaned my filthy entrance mat. This is the mat that catches all the dirt from people wiping their shoes when they come in my front door. I vacuumed the heck out of it then moved it onto the kitchen tiles so as not to wreck my floor. It took me just a few minutes to shampoo the mat, and it looked awesome once I was done. The water was really gross, but since the Turbo Scrub uses a non-spill Smart Tank™ system with an easy pour spot, I didn’t have to worry about getting it all over the place when I dumped it out.
And this is the stellar job the Turbo Scrub’s upholstery tool did on my cream dining room chairs (another silly purchase for a family to make, but this one was all my fault),
At less than 19 pounds (empty), the Turbo Scrub is not what I would call feather-light, but it’s very maneuverable and a lot lighter than I would have expected for something so powerful. It has four easy to access carry handles so it’s fairly easy to move around even when the water tank is full. The Turbo Scrub comes complete with an eight foot hose, an upholstery tool, a 16 ounce bottle of all-purpose carpet cleaner & deodorizer, and a mesh storage bag.
Winter is wet and muddy here, and that means my next job will be my very dirty car mats. Is it weird that I’m kind of looking forward to seeing how much dirt I can pull out of them? It feels good to get my carpets clean again! Anyone with kids, pets, or allergies should seriously consider picking up one of these babies.
The Hoover Turbo Scrub retails for $149.99 and is available at London Drugs, Home Depot, Sears, and Amazon.
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