Old Carpets Can Look New Again With The Max Extract 60 Pressure Pro Carpet Deep Cleaner!
My house was new 13 years ago with beige carpet throughout. Over time the carpet has become “dingy” looking even though professional cleaning was done several years ago. With an obsession to vacuum every day and sometimes twice a day during holidays and family visits I thought my carpets were clean but just worn and otherwise in good condition.
After 10+ years there are “high traffic area” paths set into the carpet and some staining has occurred as well. Just in time before I drive myself into an OCD crazed stupor, I have a new Hoover Max Extract® 60 Pressure Pro™ Carpet Deep Cleaner.
I’ve been tempted to purchase a carpet cleaning machine or even rent one from the grocery store but never have for many reasons. Hiring a professional is so much easier but very costly. Renting a machine puts a dirty machine that has been who knows where in the middle of your home – and will it clean anyway….Will it do the job? Buying a home machine is an expense but “will it work” is the big question.
The Hoover Max Extract® 60 Pressure Pro™ Carpet Deep Cleaner has changed my opinion of the value of purchasing a home unit.
Let’s face it; your carpets are an investment in your home. Carpet is expensive to replace and continued cleaning is necessary for the long life and fine look of good carpet. With the Hoover Max Extract 60, cleaning the carpet is efficient and the results are nothing short of miraculous.
I must say, I was shocked at how much dirt came up out of my carpet. I vacuum the rugs everyday and change the vacuum bags regularly to ensure efficient cleaning. So you can imagine my shock when the color the water from the carpet cleaning was really dirty, which tells me how great this machine works!
Cleaning the carpet isn’t hard but does take time and practice to master the technique of “wash, rinse, and dry”. Out of the box the machine was assembled in about 5 minutes with a screwdriver. (Thanks Hubby!) The next step is to fill the water tank with the hottest tap water and cleaning solution in the detergent reservoir. The machine came with a bottle of Hoover 2X concentrate carpet cleaning solution but I purchased another product at the store already and it does a great job too. Next I familiarized myself with the instructions and was ready to tackle the master bedroom which is a 19×14.
Starting in the far corner of the room working towards the door and master bath, the room took about an hour with several tanks of hot water. At first the waste water was gray and cloudy for the part of the room which is not high traffic. The latter part of the task was the high traffic area at the door which had a worn circular path leading to the adjacent master bath. I really didn’t think that area would come clean. The waste water from that area really proved the results. It was murky, dirty, and dark brown! But, the worn path is gone and the carpet has a new luster and soft, luxurious feel. I’m amazed. The carpet looks fresh, clean, and feels fluffy again, almost like new. And my home even smells springtime fresh!
The cleaning process is easy to master after making a couple of runs across the floor.
Press the red power button to activate the machine. Squeeze the trigger to deliver wash while pushing the machine, return back the same path. Wash again the same path or set to rinse and rinse with the hot water. The machine has a single switch to deliver either cleaner and water (Wash) or just water (Rinse). A couple of runs with just suction pulls the dirty water out of the carpet with force.
When no water is seen entering the waste tank you’re ready to clean the next section. With a full tank of water and detergent the unit weighs 33 lbs. A full reservoir of detergent cleaned 324 sq.ft. of carpet. One tank full of water cleaned 44 sq ft. The water and waste tanks are made of thick, clear, acrylic so you can see how much water, detergent, and waste are on board. You can also see how efficiently the suction pulls water out of the carpet into the waste tank. When the waste tank is full, a float in the tank shuts off the suction and the motor speeds up alerting it’s time to empty. Just press the red power button to turn off the machine, pull the waste tank off the machine, bring to a sink, and open the cap on the pour spout to pour out the contents. Beware; you will be shocked by what you see!
It Really Is this Easy To Use the Max Extract 60 Pressure Pro™ Carpet Deep Cleaner
For tight spot areas and for upholstery cleaning, there is a hand tool that attaches to a generous length (9 Ft) of hose on the machine. I found the hand tool to be very useful with powerful suction and brush bristles to help scrub an area clean. After cleaning the bedroom carpet I waited several hours to vacuum because to be honest, I’m a tad OCD about keeping my carpets clean. (I have a little one running around the house!) After vacuuming the carpet looked beautiful.
Clean up is easy peasy!
The waste tank has a release clamp that allows separation of the tank in two parts. This allows for thorough rinsing of the waste tank and the level sensing float inside the tank. I can imagine with consistent use the tank may get “grungy”. Being able to get inside the tank and scrub with a cleaning brush and some eco-friendly cleaner will help to eliminate odors. There is a rubber gasket that seals the two parts of the waste tank together to ensure there is no leaking waste while on board or carrying to the sink to empty.
After using the machine the first time for what I thought would be the most challenging high traffic area of my home I’m amazed enough to confidently give this product high marks for ease of use, efficiency, and effectiveness. Best of all I did it myself. The cost of the Hoover Max Extract® 60 Pressure Pro™ Carpet Deep Cleaner is less then having the carpets professionally cleaned just once and I’ll have the machine to use again and again and again!
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