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Old 01-30-2011, 09:57 AM   #1
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Hot Water Extractor System Anyone?

Living in the Midwest, the carpets in our family cars tend to get very dirty.

Thinking about getting a hot water/extractor cleaning system for the cars and light use around the house. But man are these things expensive: $600 minimum for hot water versions from what I can see.

Has anyone found a relatively low(er) cost, high-quality version.

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Old 01-30-2011, 01:33 PM   #2
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I use a shop vac, lol. Recently a tech at the tire shop left a big greasy footprint on my tan floor mat. I washed it in the bathtub with dishwashing detergent and put it in the clothes dryer. Didn't let it get too hot though and it looked pretty good in the end.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:00 PM   #3
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Why not get something like the Bissell Little Green Machine, I think it's well under $100 at Costco. You'd have to heat your own water, but it does a decent job of pulling water out of home carpet, I'd think it would do even better at something as thing as automotive.


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Old 02-01-2011, 04:48 AM   #4
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I have a Bissell unit for the house with a hand held hose attachment.

I do the mats with the regular floor unit and then the HH for the smaller areas in the car.

Works like a charm.

I think I spent 300 bucks or less at Costco and of course, bought it mainly for the house.

Good luck.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:29 AM   #5
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I have the hoover hot water carpet cleaner. I think for around $200. For floor mats I've just put them on the little clamp things at the car wash and carefully power wash and rinse. Works great! I do have the hose attachment for the hoover but have not been that impressed with the strength of it.... sooo???

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Old 02-01-2011, 05:26 PM   #6
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google "aztec extractor" or "durrmaid extractor"

Both good units. I use the aztec in my mobile car cleaning business.

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