Carpet is one of the most common types of flooring materials but can acquire dirt that settles into the fibers over time, especially in areas near the door your dog comes in and out of. If you want to maintain the quality of your carpet and make it look new again, it’s important to shampoo the material to lift dirt or paw stains with a high-quality product that the professionals would use. With our years of experience, we tested different products on the market and found the Hoover Power Scrub Elite Pet Carpet Cleaner to be most effective in restoring the appearance and quality of carpet. It also works faster compared to similar products due to its Heatforce + Quick Clean mode. Our honorable mention is the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer for its ability to safely scrub carpets with the 360-degree brushes. It’s also lighter than other products, which makes it easy to use and maneuver in different rooms. Our green pick is the Sienna Eco Multi-Purpose Steam Cleaner for its ability to be portable, which makes it easy to use in RVs, on table tops, on windows, and on hard floors. Here’s a list of some of the best carpet shampooers in 2021 we’ve found on the market.
Usage:We tested each product based on how easy it was to use, which includes evaluating its weight and how easy it is to operate. The rating of each cleaner was influenced by its ability to operate with ease in different types of rooms and tight areas.
Power: The level of power of each carpet shampooer was examined to determine how efficient it was in removing dirt and stains made by dogs on different types of carpet. Its watts were also a consideration when evaluating the power.
Versatility:The versatility of each product was one of our main testing categories as we tested how they could be used in different types of settings or environments where carpet or other types of flooring material are present.
Tips for Effective Carpet Cleaning
Carpets should be cleaned by thoroughly vacuuming to remove any dirt and excess debris that has settled before the shampooing process begins. The carpet should be pre-treated to remove any stains and spots that are present. A carpet shampooer will need to be used to thoroughly shampoo the carpet by filling the tank with clean water. Use a wet pass forward and back before making a dry pass to remove residual water that is present. The formula of the cleaning solution combined with the bristles will allow the dirt to be removed and sucked up with each dry pass. An optional rinse of the carpet with clean water can also be performed. Allow the carpets to fully dry before allowing your dog to walk on the them.
A Note About Safety and Storage
Store carpet shampooers in a dry and clean space to prevent dirt from accumulating inside of the product. The carpet shampooer can be covered in a garage or storage shed when it’s not in use. Keep all cleaning products that are used with the shampooer in a locked cabinet out of the reach of your dog, children and other pets. Although some of the chemicals and formulas that are used for shampooing the carpets are bio-degradable, they can be dangerous and harmful when ingested.
By Jarett Gilpin
Jarett and his vapor wake dog, Toxi, help keep the students and public safe on the University of Notre Dame’s campus. Jarett knows what equipment, food and toys to keep Toxi safe, productive and still able to have fun.