Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Carpet Cleaning


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 JohnJill

JohnJill

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 64 posts
  • Location:Mckinney, Tx
  • I travel:With children, With Pets

Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:38 PM

In need of cleaning carpets. What method is recommended for the carpets A company like Chem Dry or a steam cleaning company. 


  • 0

#2 RVerOnTheMove

RVerOnTheMove

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 495 posts
  • I travel:Full-time in my motorhome

Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:07 PM

I use and like a good steam cleaning.  My carpets are high quality Stain Master carpets and they are 15 years old.  While they are clearly not in "new" condition, they still look great, the pile is still fluffy and it cleans up like nearly new.  I have tried the dry chem applications and it was terrible.  I did use the Rug Doctor to do it myself and it "worked" but not as well as the professional truck mounted steam equipment.  Don't use anyone using anything less than the full truck mounted, heated, steam equipment.


  • 0
Bill

#3 JohnJill

JohnJill

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 64 posts
  • Location:Mckinney, Tx
  • I travel:With children, With Pets

Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:10 PM

I didn't know with plywood floor if it was good to get it wet and hot.


  • 0

#4 RVerOnTheMove

RVerOnTheMove

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 495 posts
  • I travel:Full-time in my motorhome

Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:23 PM

Yep, no problem.  Most homes have plywood under the carpeting and there are no issues there either.


  • 0
Bill

#5 Elkhartjim

Elkhartjim

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 332 posts

Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:42 AM

I don't know what motorhome you have, JohnJill, but some manufactures have used particleboard for their sub-flooring.  I would not want to get that material very wet.

 

I guess you would want to be prepared to be out of your motorhome for several hours with the a/c running to allow time for the carpet to dry.


  • 0

Jim Sims
2008 38S Fleetwood Bounder DP

Houston, TX area


#6 zorro2kita

zorro2kita

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 49 posts
  • Location:Somewhere in the USA
  • I travel:Full-time in my motorhome

Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:30 AM

I've had our rugs cleaned several times over the past 14 months - I always ask the RV park who they recommend to do this service - you really want someone who has cleaned coaches before - not a rookie !

It will take most of the day for the rugs to dry so plan accordingly - last job cost us $95 -
  • 0
2003 Pace Arrow - 37A Workhorse Chassis 8.1L Vortec engine - Toad - 2009 Saturn Vue - Pilot - Nick Co-Pilot - Sandy

#7 Xplorer

Xplorer

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 347 posts
  • Location:Laughlin, Nevada

Posted 10 July 2014 - 02:35 PM

This is the best little carpet cleaner for our use.  DW has been using this wiyh cleaning solution since we purchased the MH.  She uses it on carpet and upholstery.  

 

http://www.amazon.co...machine bissell

 

It brings the carpet back to life.  

It also will clean a full cup of coffee from the couch cushions.  :D  :rolleyes:


  • 0

#8 JohnJill

JohnJill

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 64 posts
  • Location:Mckinney, Tx
  • I travel:With children, With Pets

Posted 10 July 2014 - 03:31 PM

Thanks Everyone

 

We just got back from Destin Fla and I'm sure we have brought back a little sand home. I have a carpet co coming out today to take care of it. And by the way Camp Gulf is by far the best rv resort I have found.


  • 0

#9 kaypsmith

kaypsmith

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 343 posts
  • Location:Hueytown, Al
  • I travel:With Pets

Posted 11 July 2014 - 08:58 AM

Glad you enjoyed Camp Gulf. But be careful telling others that you brought back sand from Florida, that is a punishable crime in Fl., LOL.


  • 0

#10 JohnJill

JohnJill

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 64 posts
  • Location:Mckinney, Tx
  • I travel:With children, With Pets

Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:25 AM

Oh yes we read that in our park pamphlet. They can keep it especially from in here.


  • 0

#11 aztec7fan

aztec7fan

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 41 posts
  • Location:Westminster, co
  • I travel:With children, With Pets

Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:56 PM

I do carpet cleaning (and other stuff) for a living. I have used our wet cleaning equipment to clean the carpets and upholstery in our old motorhome with no problems.

Chris g.
F3508s
1989 southwind.
  • 0
Chris G.
Westminster, CO
F3508-s

#12 Wayne77590

Wayne77590

    USMC (Ret)

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,102 posts
  • I travel:With Pets

Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:51 PM

This is the best little carpet cleaner for our use.  DW has been using this wiyh cleaning solution since we purchased the MH.  She uses it on carpet and upholstery.  

 

http://www.amazon.co...machine bissell

 

It brings the carpet back to life.  

It also will clean a full cup of coffee from the couch cushions.  :D  :rolleyes:

 

I have that same one in my bay. It does a fine job. Only thing is that I have to lay down on the floor to use it. Knees are bad.  When at the S&B, I use a house shampoo machine, I just don't pull the trigger for a log period of time and I just do small strip about 1 to 1-1/2 foot long so the water doesn't get to stand very long.  AC on and a good drying time.


  • 0

Wayne, MSgt, USMC (Ret)

2008 Winnebago Destination

2013 Lincoln MKX





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users