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  • Pencil Stache
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Carpet cleaning
« on: January 19, 2019, 12:19:13 PM »
What's the frugalist way to clean a carpet?  I have a new dog and she's had some accidents and vomited once.


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Re: Carpet cleaning
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 01:02:53 PM »
Rent an industrial machine from your local rental place and use it.


  • Bristles
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Re: Carpet cleaning
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2019, 01:24:22 PM »
Buy a wet carpet cleaner. They are pretty cheap and most come with pet spot cleaner.


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Re: Carpet cleaning
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 10:30:25 AM »
I'm going to offer the complete *gasp* unMMM advice that I think actually will end up saving you money in the long run:

We went and bought a upright deep carpet cleaner. Specifically, this one:

This was after several 'rentals' of the one at the grocery store. We finally decided if we rented 2x a year that in 2 years we'd break even. We also had 3 dogs and a small child, so suffice to say it got a lot of use.

Even well trained dogs have accidents when they are sick and/or when they get old.

Now if I spill some wine or track in some mud, we can just use the carpet cleaner and it comes up 100x easier and cleaner than if I used vinegar and scrubbing.

The only drawback is it's large and needs a closet or garage for storage. If you want something smaller, or you don't have a large carpet, check out a "Little Green Machine."

Just my 2c.