Are you one of those people that have put thoroughly cleaning the carpet on the back burner for the past years? It was my case at a certain point in time. If you usually vacuum, you never notice the change in the color of your carpet until you compare it few years later to a sample of the original piece. The Hoover F5914900 SteamVac Carpet Washer is probably what you will need at that point. Although “steam” is part of its name you will not be surrounded in a steam cloud once you start using it. Hoover has put a lot of intelligent design into this carpet cleaner bringing forth a product that can deal with almost any imaginable dirt problems. I personally had to do a second round on my carpet, as there was so much dirt gathered in it. But this was obviously my mistake, that I let the situation escalate to that level. The Hoover F5914900 SteamVac Carpet Washer did a great job. It was extremely easy to use and my carpet ended up looking like the original sample. The feeling was truly amazing once I finished cleaning.
If you’re the type of person that doesn’t usually read manuals, I recommend reading this one. It will be so much easier to assemble and operate once you read the instructions. I have to say it’s not like a vacuum cleaner. You don’t just plug it in and start the chore. Once you assemble it and understand how it works, you will be pleasantly surprised at what great job this carpet cleaner does.
Some people who bought this product complained about it leaking. I haven’t encountered this problem, but those who did, don’t realize that it actually was their own fault. If they had read the manual before using it, they probably would have taken the right steps to prevent this aspect. The leaking issue has a really simple solution. There’s a one time only setup procedure where you squeeze the trigger and push the Clean Surge button to lock a rod into place. You have to push the Clean Surge button firmly. They may be a loud snap when you firmly press it. There might not be. But if it’s the case, don’t get confused, yo didn’t break anything. This way you prevent it from leaking. If you do notice your carpet cleaner leaking, it means you haven’t pushed the button firmly enough.
Although you can use Hoover carpet detergent, there are less expensive alternatives that will get the job done, as many who own this machine have suggested.
Always make sure to vacuum before using the Hoover SteamVac on your carpet. After you finish cleaning your carpets, don’t just put it away like a regular vacuum cleaner, remove hair, thread and carpet fibers from the brushes and then put it away. As long as you remember to respect these recommendations you will be very impressed by the Hoover F5914900 SteamVac Carpet Washer.