How to clean carpets without wetting?

Don’t like to use chemical around my children.  But need the carpet cleaned, thought about hiring the machine at Coles (as it is cheaper than calling some company to do it or me) but don’t like the way it uses so much water then the carpet takes a long time to dry. Any ideas?

Posted anonymously, 18/11/2013
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  1. fruitwood

    April 09, 2014 at 8:47 pm,

    MoM Rewards: fruitwood has a diamond MoM rewards level fruitwood said:

    We use a commercial company. It costs less than $100 and they don’t use water so the carpets can be walked on straight away and we don’t have to worry about mould under the carpets. I don’t know what coles charge but for $100 I can’t be bothered doing it myself, lol.


  2. mummy liana

    March 28, 2014 at 3:30 am,

    MoM Rewards: mummy liana has a diamond MoM rewards level mummy liana said:

    there are some good comments here


  3. ljsalomon

    January 27, 2014 at 9:43 am,

    MoM Rewards: ljsalomon has a diamond MoM rewards level ljsalomon said:

    I agree that steam cleaners are good


  4. January 08, 2014 at 12:36 am,

    MoM Rewards: mcspenny has a diamond MoM rewards level mcspenny said:

    I would just hire a steam cleaner. it cleans and dries at the same time.


  5. stacey_max

    January 03, 2014 at 2:50 pm,

    MoM Rewards: stacey_max has a diamond MoM rewards level stacey_max said:

    Just call up the pros :)


  6. tobysmummy

    January 02, 2014 at 9:48 pm,

    MoM Rewards: tobysmummy has a diamond MoM rewards level tobysmummy said:

    Get the professionals in :) they’re the ones tht know why they’re doing.


  7. December 30, 2013 at 11:20 am,

    MoM Rewards: kathryn has a diamond MoM rewards level kathryn said:

    If you don’t like the drying time you could try the ones you dry clean the carpet


  8. December 26, 2013 at 8:30 pm,

    MoM Rewards: coppin85 has a diamond MoM rewards level coppin85 said:

    these are great ideas :)


  9. lynzstevo

    December 09, 2013 at 9:41 pm,

    MoM Rewards: lynzstevo has a diamond MoM rewards level lynzstevo said:

    I’d just get the professionals in. Get it done in the morning then take the kids out for the day to give the carpets time to dry without little feet stepping on them. It may cost more but will probably be more stress-free for you!


  10. mle00

    December 02, 2013 at 11:16 pm,

    MoM Rewards: mle00 has a diamond MoM rewards level mle00 said:

    I like the idea of a professional clean but I have also used hire machines and they do a good job, a lot of it seems to be in the technique. If done properly there should be little water left in the carpet, it should almost feel dry to to press down upon.


  11. sonja_holness

    November 30, 2013 at 3:58 pm,

    MoM Rewards: sonja_holness has a diamond MoM rewards level sonja_holness said:

    If used correctly carpet cleaners should leave your carpet only slightly damp enough to dry in a couple of hours.


  12. azmaz

    November 25, 2013 at 10:10 am,

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    what about the organic spray cleaner from the super market? you spray it on, leave to dry and then vacuum


  13. mggarner

    November 25, 2013 at 8:17 am,

    MoM Rewards: mggarner has a diamond MoM rewards level mggarner said:

    What did you end up using?


  14. November 23, 2013 at 8:37 am,

    MoM Rewards: mrsh has a topaz MoM rewards level mrsh said:

    I have found an organic carpet cleaner that is great, you can purchase it from IGA stores. I think it’s called Oz Organics. You don’t need much at all


  15. heath1948

    November 23, 2013 at 8:26 am,

    MoM Rewards: heath1948 has a ruby MoM rewards level heath1948 said:

    OK , you don’t want to use chemicals and you have a problem with the length of drying time.When you spill red wine on carpet if you put salt on it , the wine is absorbed , the stain removed , salt is also a natural disinfectant.Worth thinking about!!P.S. stop spilling the red wine!!!


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