|My old style secret weapon|
The brushes on a shampooer work better than those on the newer steamers at driving out dirt. They also seem to do a better job at fluffing up flat trampled carpet. After pre-treatment and some brushing, use the steam-vac/extrator unit as you usually would. The results are usually impressive.
|My extractor is a typical|
Hoover home model
Only draw back to the old shampooers is that they're getting hard to come by. Used to be you could find them at Goodwill or other thrift stores for around ten bucks. Sometimes less at yard sales. But since they fell out of favor 15 or 20 years ago, they're getting harder and harder to come by.
You can guess what I did last night. And I was so pleased with the results, I got up early this morning and tackled another couple of rooms.