posted on Oct, 5 2018 @ 07:46 PM
Finally bit the bullet and settled on a carpet shampooer -- a Bissell Proheat. I really wanted the Rug Doctor, but just couldn't justify the extra
expense on it right now, so I went for the #2 choice.
I tested it out on the hallway carpet this evening and I have to say I'm impressed with how well it does. It's always fun dumping out the dirty water
in front of my husband and watching his facial expressions, but this time, we shared them. I'm used to the dark chocolate milk shade of dirty water
the old Hoover used to bring up, but the Bissell, with plain hot water & no soap yet, was bringing up much darker water, almost black. And the carpet
is a much lighter shade of tan than I thought it was, lol. I don't even remember it being this light when we moved in and I know the landlord had
Stanley come in and do the whole house!
It always amazes me, I've never waited until carpet looks dirty to wash it (that just makes more work in the long run) I usually wash it at minimum
twice a year, but prefer every 4 months or so to stay on top of it. And yet, every time I clean it, no matter how clean it already looks visually, at
least on the surface, the water is always nasty.
And I probably won't be seeing much of the hubster for the next week or two, too. One of the shift supervisors whom he considers a good friend had a
massive heart attack this week, he's going to have to swing his own departmental work, and shift supervisor work on top of it split between him &
another qualified person until further notice.
He's already had an emergency bypass this morning, and I think is currently being assessed for a valve replacement for possibly this weekend or early
next week. I feel horrible for the guy, he's the least likely person to have a heart attack of any kind, let alone this bad, there were no red flags
to even HINT at heart trouble. And he's going to be out of work for quite a while, which doesn't help him much -- his kid has a physical disability
(wheelchair bound) and this is not going to be a pleasant kickstart to the holidays with a loss of income like that. Hubby's already been on the phone
with coworkers coordinating financial support (grocery help, bills help, etc) The man is extremely well-liked at work, I don't think they're gong to
have too much trouble with impromptu fundraising.