Like thousands of other is the USA my Husband and I have finally been successful in quitting smoking and we feel better and want our home to smell like a non-smokers home because that is what we are now, non-smokers. We repainted all the walls but cannot afford to replace the carpet and have looked for options online that we can do ourselves. The carpet cleaning liquids and powders all contain chemicals and I don’t want our children or pet to be exposed. I have had great success with my Eurosteam® XVapor 1500 steam cleaner in other jobs around the house and I had hope that it could help with a carpet refresh as well.
Steam cleaning can remove mold, mildew, dust mites, germs and odor causing bacteria all of which I want removed from my carpet so I tried. I attached the carpet brush with a cloth over it and used long strokes to let the high pressure steam permeate the carpet fibers. I worked my way through each room starting in the far corner and working towards the other end of the room. I had to change the cloth a few times as it does get wet with the steam coming through. The Eurosteam® XVapor 1500 steam cleaner is on wheels so was easily portable and with all of the multi-purpose tools I knew that I had extra help on board.
We let the carpet dry and made sure that we didn’t walk on it while it was damp. We did not see any difference in the way that the carpet looked but the first time we came back home after refreshing the carpet we did not smell the stale smoke odor that had been the problem. It worked and now our smoke free home smells like our home!