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, 18th November 2013
  1. mom56842

    7th June 2014 at 7:40 pm,

    MoM Rewards: Mrs Bucket (that's pronounced Bouquet) has a diamond MoM rewards level Mrs Bucket (that's pronounced Bouquet) said:

    There are a number of carpet sprays on the market, however I don’t find they do the job properly. You could have them professionally cleaned but even the dry clean ones that you can walk on straight away are not totally dry. I have a Bissell with a built in heater and I still need to wait sometime before the carpets are dry.


  2. 23rd May 2014 at 9:38 am,

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

    You might like to try drytron


  3. shareem

    6th May 2014 at 8:46 pm,

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

    Some cleaning product companies do a powdered cleaner – like Vanish Napisan


  4. 1st May 2014 at 10:55 pm,

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

    I used the hire one before and it does a great job! A lot of fun to use too!


  5. fruitwood

    9th April 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.


  6. mummy liana

    28th March 2014 at 3:30 am,

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

    there are some good comments here


  7. ljsalomon

    27th January 2014 at 9:43 am,

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

    I agree that steam cleaners are good


  8. mcspenny

    8th January 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.


  9. stacey_max

    3rd January 2014 at 2:50 pm,

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

    Just call up the pros :)


  10. tobysmummy

    2nd January 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.


  11. 30th December 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


  12. 26th December 2013 at 8:30 pm,

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

    these are great ideas :)


  13. lynzstevo

    9th December 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!


  14. mle00

    2nd December 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.


  15. sonja_holness

    30th November 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.


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