Reduce your expense of having to rent a steam cleaner and keeps rugs, upholstery, and bare floors (other than hardwoods) looking like new with his powerful home steam vacuum, Hoover F5914-900 Home Steam Vacuum. The powerful 12-amp motor combined with five spinning brushes that operate at either high or low speed lift the usual dirt and grime out of carpets. This deep cleaner releases the included carpet/upholstery cleaner and hot tap water by pulling on the trigger in the comfortable upright handle. The Steam Vacuum also has a Clean Surge feature, which sends an extra blast of cleaning solution into the stain by simply pressing a button on the handle.
Release the trigger and the Steam Vacuum forces hot air into the cleaning path so you can do a few dry strokes over the stain when cleaning is complete. To keep clean water apart from dirty water, this deep cleaner has two separate water tanks. The top tank holds the detergent and 1 gallon of hot water and automatically mixes the two so you don’t need to get your hands wet. While the lower tank holds the dirty solution picked up from the carpet and unlatches to easily pour out into a sink without spilling.
This deep cleaner has a long 8-foot hose and a special stair/upholstery nozzle that scrubs out spots for cleaning stairs or upholstery. Other features of this deep cleaner include a brush indicator, which informs you that the brushes are spinning; an on/off foot pedal; a handle release pedal; and a 27-inch wraparound cord.
Steam Vacuum Tips
The Hoover F5914 really cleans carpets well. On the worst carpet area, the cleaner did as well as a commercial carpet cleaner. Try to do the following to make it a successful cleaning:
- Add supplement the hot water with some boiling water to really get the temperature up. By the time the water hits the spray nozzle, it has really cooled off so make it hotter. Bissell uses a heater, but it can’t be that powerful without reducing motor power. Best to supplement.
- Patience. Go slow and go over really bad areas. You will HAVE to pretreat and hand wash heavy stains, but so do the pros. Don’t expect a diamond out of coal. You still have to do the work.
- Clean often. I have one carpet that I waited way too long and it just won’t come clean. The pros can’t and I can’t. BIG lesson learned there.
Hoover F5914-900 Home Steam Vacuum is $135.73 from Amazon.