When I moved into my house in Utah, I bought a Hoover Agility Steam Vac to help keep my light colored carpet looking clean. It’s a great tool for “steam” cleaning my carpet on a regular basis, without having to rent a behemoth in the grocery store, or pay for someone to come in to clean the carpets. It’s not true steam cleaning (it uses hot water and shampoo), but it still amazes me what it pulls up. I’ve used a Dyson vacuum cleaner since 2000 or so, and it does a very good job of vacuuming but I’m still amazed at how dirty the water is with the Hoover.
The one thing I dislike about the Hoover is how the brushes get clogged up with carpet fibers and dirt.
I spent over an hour on two separate occasions looking for tips and tricks online to figure out how to clean the brushes. I finally came up with the idea of using a comb to try and clean the brushes–except I’m not sure where the one comb I have might be located… And I was afraid that I’d break the tines off anyway. What I really need is a metal comb, like the kind my dad used to have growing up. Then I settled on using a fork.
I think you’ll agree that it worked pretty well (if not being kinda gross).
(Though to be fair this crude was probably from 6 years of twice a year cleaning.)