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Handheld Carpet Spot Cleaner Buying Tips - Home

Updated December 09, 2016.

Question: What's the Difference Between a Vacuum and Carpet Steamer or Cleaner?

Although some carpet steamers and cleaners do have a suction mechanism to remove the cleaning fluid and water from your carpet after cleaning the area, they should only be used for steaming or cleaning a carpet and never used as a vacuum cleaner.

Answer: The term 'carpet cleaner' or shampooer used to relate to types of carpet cleaning appliances which did not have a water tank and...

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Best Carpet Spot Cleaners for Stains and Spots

By Mariette Mifflin

Updated October 26, 2016.

Bissell dominates the market in consumer ratings when it comes to carpet spot cleaners and with several models to chose from, it can get confusing when you're trying to find the right carpet spot cleaner for your needs. There are a few Bissell brands to chose from in the portable spot cleaner category and though some of these may look alike, they do...

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Tips on Using a Portable Steamer or Steam Cleaner

By Mariette Mifflin

Updated April 04, 2016.

They're small, most are compact and easy to store, but their biggest feature is the steam they generate that can sanitize or blast dirt out of crevices, making the cleaning process quicker and easier. And when you add tools to a main steamer bottle, it becomes a multi-function cleaning machine. Though there are other types of steam cleaners such as...

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What Not to Do With a Steam Floor Mop - Home

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1.  Never Plug in a Steam Mop Before Attaching the Mop Head

A steam mop heats up very quickly and the mop foot will be too hot to handle if you try to attach the cloth while it's heating up. There's also risk of electrical shock handling a wet mop head while the mop is active.

Take time to fill the water reservoir, unwind the cord and attach the mop head,...

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