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Is it safe to do this with a carpet cleaner and your carpets?

Posted by mark40511 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 7, 11 at 6:37


I have a Hoover Agility that does a good job. I don't like to use the carpet shampoos to clean the carpets......There are no stains on the carpets at all but I just want to clean them every so often.......I have used white vinegar in the past with hot water.

I was thinking.......If I use the water take filled with hot tap water and maybe a teaspoon of bleach, will this be ok since the bleach will be so diluted? I'm thinking perhaps it will disinfect the carpets as well.

Another thing I do with the Agility, I tape 2 weights on the front of it as to put a little more weight down and the machine seems to extract more water that way.


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RE: Is it safe to do this with a carpet cleaner and your carpets?

I would never use bleach on nylon carpet, ever. If your carpet is olefin it would be fine. You could try oxyclean.

RE: Is it safe to do this with a carpet cleaner and your carpets?

why on earth would you want to "disinfect" your carpets unless you are planning to eat off them?

Your machine with its recommend cleaner will do a fine job of getting your carpets clean.

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