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Old 03.04.2015, 12:27
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Carpet shampooers

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Alll the threads I've found on this topic talk about renting one from the drogerie or Hornbach, but I'm trying to figure out where I can buy a proper carpet shampooer. How's that translate in German? I've been on a load of websites and haven't found anything like what we had in the states - there, it's fairly normal to buy a home carpet shampooer for maybe 200 dollars. I don't care if it's double or triple the price - with a dog who likes to play in the mud, I'm just looking for a good cleaning solution for my once-nice rugs that doesn't involve sending them in every month or two.

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Old 03.04.2015, 12:41
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Re: Carpet shampooers

I bought a Hoover Wet'n'Dry cleaner, years ago (UK), that came with an upright shampoo cleaner attachment.

A place to start, maybe (vacuum combos).

Amazon, too:

http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_...in%2Caps%2C450

Closer too home, if price is no object:

http://www.landi.ch/laden/deu/sortim...raet-71000?c=6

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Re: Carpet shampooers

Hi Corbets. I had also this problem, annimal dirt on the carpets. I looked around for a cleaner which was not to complicated and gave good results. I bought this one from Karcher http://www.kaercher.ch/ch_de/Produkte/Home__Garden/Sauger/Waschsauger.htm
Sorry they only have this Shampooer on the Swiss internet site.
I did not go for a Steam Cleaner, because it could give a colour change in the carpets.
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Re: Carpet shampooers

Following. Also where do you send it once every 2 months? Any recommended cleaners?
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Re: Carpet shampooers

We have a Novamatic Profi Universal Home Cleaner, bought from Fust:

http://www.fust.ch/de/p/haushalt/sta...er-175500.html

We have tiled floors w/ sturdy wool orientals in the living areas, parquet with sturdy wool orientals in the bedrooms.

This is a decent steam cleaner, but a bit clumsy to use - and because of that not really an every day cleaner, more a deep cleaner.

I wouldn't use it on my silk or fine orientals, they are professionally cleaned. (But then, the good rugs were rolled up and put in the storage cupboard several dogs ago and haven't made a public appearance since...)

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Given that it looks like Mud Season has returned with a vengeance this year, I've been eyeing a couple of the Kärcher Dampfreinigers, or perhaps the one from Landi... Those look a bit more 'everyday friendly', but I need to do a bit more research.
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Not particularly. I've no idea who in Zürich you'd talk to, but if it's a smaller one, just take it in to your local dry cleaner. We used Ako Rug in Zug last time because they did pick up and drop off, but they also added a hard sales pitch at the end for a new rug and I ended up having to be rather rude to get them to leave. Rug was very clean, but I wasn't impressed.
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Following. Also where do you send it once every 2 months? Any recommended cleaners?
If you are on the left side of the Zürichsee, this place in Pfäffikon SZ might not be too far from you:

http://www.fliegenderteppich.ch/service.htm

I've used Shirin to clean my good rugs and have been pleased with the results. Not inexpensive, but for these professional cleaning is a good investment. (And necessary for silks.)

But for everything else, DIY with my own machine does the job.
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Hi Corbets. I had also this problem, annimal dirt on the carpets. I looked around for a cleaner which was not to complicated and gave good results. I bought this one from Karcher http://www.kaercher.ch/ch_de/Produkte/Home__Garden/Sauger/Waschsauger.htm
Sorry they only have this Shampooer on the Swiss internet site.
I did not go for a Steam Cleaner, because it could give a colour change in the carpets.
Salut Zämma


I bought the above Kärcher and would not recommend it. It is not a serious machine, left too much water in the carpets.
You need to buy something from the Kärcher professional line for better results.


Most professional cleaning companies have a carpet cleaning machine, and can clean both fitted carpets and area rugs on site. These are high end machines and are expensive. Before investing in such a machine I would have a firm in to clean the carpets and see how they look because you may be disappointed with the results.

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