Guide To Choose The Right Steam Carpet Cleaner

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Right after summer ends; it leaves the sweet memories of the holidays and also leaves stains and dust on the carpets all over the house. One of the common ways to clean the carpet and eliminate is to steam cleaning. Carpet cleaning using steam is a method to eliminate dirt, dust, and stain from the carpet using the heat. The steam cleaner is actually different from vacuum cleaner even though many stores categorize on the same section. Both of the floor appliances will clean the carpet; however, the vacuum cleaner removes dirt and dust by suction in dry condition. While the cleaner uses hot water and solution spray then scrub the carpet and removes the solution and water. A vacuum cleaner does not remove any stain on the carpet; it is the steam carpet cleaner job.

People often consider rent the cleaner because it can save storage space at house; however, the steam machine rental fees can quickly add up after few periods of rentals. Yes, it is somehow more convenient to buy your own cleaning machine and make it as long term investment. Since the cost of the cleaner machine is not cheap and you can end up pay loads of money; it is better to fully consider the items in order to get the full benefits of it. If you have thorough considerations; here are few things to consider.

Don fall over cheap price – do not sway by discounted or entertaining advertisement; when it is too good to be true, make sure to follow your gut. Low end machines usually also come with low quality which will make it break easily. It will not give you best and satisfying cleaning result. Consider to spend a little bit more for a better quality cleaner machine.

How it works – make sure to check how the cleaner machine works because there are various options available in the market for example does it has power suction or use pads. You can choose on according to your needs. Also, always double check for the safety mechanisms such as overheating because it may dangerous and hazardous around unsupervised pets and children. The good cleaner machine should come with safety features to prevent such thing to happen.


Durability – you buy the cleaner machine for a long term investment which means that it has to have high durability. The good quality machine usually made of stainless steel material for the boiler tank. You can browse for reviews online to get a better reference.

Weight – too heavy cleaner machine will make your cleaning job more difficult especially if you need to bring it to the second floor. When you purchase, make sure to lift the machine as a test to make sure that you can move it around.

Water capacity – regular filling the water tank will spend much of your time and also make you frustrate. Therefore, consider carefully that the machine has the desirable water tank capacity.

Electrical power – choose a cleaner machine which has the same wattage with your home. Electrical consumption will affect the monthly bill; therefore, the less electricity that the machine needs will be the better. For more information on carpet cleaning visit the Windy City Steam website.

Catch current and former Cotton Kings in the NCAA Regionals this weekend!



Former Cotton Kings Ryan Honeycutt, Mike LaChapelle, and Kenny Held of the New Mexico Lobos are participating in the Fullerton regional in California, hosted by Cal State Fullerton. There was plenty of speculation as to whether or not the Lobos would make the field of 64 after falling short in the Mountain West conference tournament, losing in the championship to Texas Christian University (TCU). In the tournament, Ryan Honeycutt homered in an opening round loss to UNLV. The Lobos battled back and beat the offensive juggernaut BYU thanks to Mike LaChapelle’s 7 2/3 inning long-relief appearance. Congratulations to Ray Birmingham and his staff on the Lobo’s first regional appearance in 48 years.

Unfortunately, Jerome Pena did not participate in the tournament for the TCU Horned Frogs as a precautionary measure for a sore back. Knowing they were a lock for an NCAA regional berth, it wasn’t worth the risk to run him out there less than 100%.All indications are Jerome, a first team all-Mountain West second baseman, will be ready when TCU hosts their own regional. Which brings us to our next Cotton King connection, newcomer for 2010 Bobby Rinard, will be at the TCU regional for the Arizona Wildcats.

We wish all these young men the very best and hope to see them on TV at Omaha! Last year former Cotton Kings outfielder, Andrew Darr, caught fire late and helped propel his Arkansas Razorbacks to a dramatic super regional victory over the Florida State Seminoles with a walk off double off the wall.

2009 Cotton King Jerome Pena was named the first team Mountain West Conference second baseman for the TCU Horned Frogs. Jerome transferred to TCU as a second baseman after playing his first two collegiate seasons as a catcher/outfielder at 2009 Juco World Series participant Western Nevada CC, where he was named to the all-tournament team as well as second team all-region XVII as a designated hitter. He went on to get drafted in the 40th round by the New York Mets as an infielder.

Needless to say, Jerome made quite a transition from playing catcher, DH, and outfield at the junior college level to earning first team all-conference honors in what is emerging as one of the elite conferences in college baseball.

Kevin Hennessey was named first team all Sooner Athletic Conference as a third baseman for the Wayland Baptist (WBU) Pioneers. Kevin was the third consecutive Cotton King to break the single-season homerun record at WBU with 24. He follows 2006-2008 Cotton King Franky Busani’s record-breaking 23 in 2009 that was preceded by 2007-2008 Cotton King Brett Cook’s 20, set in 2008 (all three hailing from Arizona). Hennessey finished the regular season as the NAIA leader; however, he has been surpassed by two others who have gone deeper in the post-season for their respective team and current sits tied for third nationally.

In 166 at-bats Kevin hit, a team leading, .428 with 24 homeruns, 70 RBI, 16 doubles, while slugging .958. Equally impressive is the fact that he almost walked twice as many times as he struck out (30 BB/18 K). He also took the mound for the Pioneers finishing with an ERA of 2.45, with one win, no losses, two saves, 5 k, 3 2/3 innings pitched, in 4 appearances.