The Hoover SteamVac Clean Surge F5914-900 did an excellent job cleaning carpeting. First we tested some old stains and heavy traffic areas. These stains came out nicely. Just make sure to operate this SteamVac slowly to let it do the work. We also dumped yogurt and spilled milk onto the carpeting. In both instances, the Clean Surge carpet cleaner cleaned up the mess and eliminated any trace of these spills.
The next test involved using the Spin Scrub Power Hand Tool. We smeared yogurt on the arm of a sofa to test how it cleans up a spill. We pulled the trigger to release the detergent. The spin scrub brushes dislodge the stain and then we sucked up the liquid leaving clean upholstery. We also used this tool on stairs.
The noise level was 85 decibels which is pretty loud.
To load this SteamVac with cleaning solution, it is a three step process. The first thing you should do is fill up the tank with warm water all the way to the fill line. The cap of the tank doubles as the measuring cup for detergent. Pour the cleaning solution in the cap and then dump it in with the warm water. The last step is to put snap the upper tank back onto the Hoover Carpet Cleaner.
When the lower tank is filled with dirty liquid, it's time to empty it. You have to lower the upper part of the Steamvac to expose the lower tank. Then unclip the tank and remove it from the main unit. Pull up on the front tab to take off tank lid, and finally dump out the dirty water. You'll be stunned at how filthy the water is even after just a little bit of cleaning your carpeting up with the Hoover SteamVac Clean Surge carpet cleaner.