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Today there was a bit of an accident involving our washing machine, basement, and sump pump. Basically, the sump pump was unplugged by a member of our family and she forgot the plug it back in. Then, another member of our family decided to do a load of laundry. She didn’t know the sump pump was unplugged. As you may have guessed, there was a minor flood in our basement.
As we were finishing drying up the basement rugs and floors with the Hoover SteamVac, we noticed that the machine was getting our rungs really clean. We also noticed how dirty the water coming out of it was. So we decided to bring it upstairs and clean our family room rug.
This is how it works: you put soapy water in a top compartment and start vacuuming. There is a button on the handle of the vacuum cleaner and this controls the water. When you push the button, water sprays out of the vacuum cleaner onto the floor. If you release the button, any water on the floor is sucked up and deposited in a bottom compartment. This function makes it very convenient for cleaning rugs and floors.
When we finished cleaning our family room rugs, we dumped out very dirty water. It was actually rather unappetizing, because the water was a a murky brown you’d expect to find in a mud puddle. In our defense, though, this rug is in the room that has a wood stove in it, and it is also gets the highest traffic than any other room in the house. We vacuum the rug frequently enough so it was a surprise to see how much dirt the steamvac got up.
We took a video of the steam cleaner in action, and also of the creek water that emerged from it. If you have dirty rugs, I would definitely consider renting or even buying some sort of steam cleaner. There’s no link to Amazon this time, as I couldn’t find the exact product. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this product a 10, and my parents would rate it a 10 as well.