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Post# 202461   9/30/2012 at 22:03 (2,745 days old) by kirbykid (Horseheads,New York 14845)        

hello all, what is the best way to get 5 years of blood stains and bearing grease out of your carpet??? other that buying new carpet.

Post# 202479 , Reply# 1   10/1/2012 at 11:30 (2,744 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
For blood

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I use R2x from menards my cut had a sore he kept scratching at he got blood all over my bed. so far it's one of the best things i've used for removing blood.

Post# 202484 , Reply# 2   10/1/2012 at 14:15 (2,744 days old) by kirbykid (Horseheads,New York 14845)        

ok thanks. i will definetly be ordering some

Post# 202487 , Reply# 3   10/1/2012 at 15:00 (2,744 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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I used to own a professional carpet cleaning business, Get some one with a truck mount carpet cleaner to asses the carpet, They will be able to tell you if its cleanable or not. If a truck mount can't get it out nothing will. I myself am fond of Bain carpet cleaner machines.   

Post# 202497 , Reply# 4   10/1/2012 at 17:15 (2,744 days old) by dustin (Jackson, MI)        

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Try plain old hydrogen peroxide- found in the first aid section, less than $1 for a bottle , and it will remove the blood stains. pour it on the stains and blot it up when the stain is gone. For the grease stains I would try greased lightning (or its dollar store equivalent) or purple power degreaser (also from the dollar store or walmart)

Post# 202499 , Reply# 5   10/1/2012 at 17:17 (2,744 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

Have U tried a Bissell Big Green? It'll OUTCLEAN a Rug Doctor or truck-mounts anyday. :)

Post# 202532 , Reply# 6   10/2/2012 at 04:52 (2,744 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Really, a bissel big green out clean a truck mount, I don't think so , Haveing owned both there is no way a bissell bgc will even come close to cleaning a carpet aswell as a truck mount. A truck mount has its own engine driving a high powered pum plus its own heat, a bissell cleans at 30 psi and  the water coming out the nozzle will ( if you have used a kettle to biol the water first be 50deg F once its been through all the tubing and cooled down. 


To clean a carpet properly you need 104 deg f minimum and between 250 and 300 psi and loads of suction , about the same as 10 BGC hooked up together. ( a common myth is that if you have two 100cfm machines if you put them together you would have a 200cfm machine, but airflow doesn't work that way, You have friction and other factors at play) 


A typical truck mount will at the machine have 300+ cfm 230-250 inches of water lift and 1000 - 2000 psi variable pressure pump and the ability to boil  water if needed 


The truck mount also features a vacuum pump with 350 +cfm and 230 inches of water lift  at the machine which equils    200+ cfm , and 230 inched of water lift at the end at the wand  a bissell bgc will have 80cfm ( depending on model and motornewer ones have less) and 100 inches of water lift at the machine, at the end if the wand the cfm will drop to around 20 due to firction caused by the small diameter pipe.



You canot compare a dincky $ 500.00 machine to a $ 30 000. 00 professionally carpet cleaner.


Bissell bgc are great for car interiors and cleaning up spills and maintaining a carpet but will never be able to out clean a professionally set up carpet cleaning machine, other wise we would all be using bgc and not spending huge amounts of money on a proper machine 

Post# 202569 , Reply# 7   10/2/2012 at 14:11 (2,743 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

I just went by what others say about the BG vs. the pros' & my guess is the brush roll has SEVERAL rows of bristles that help.

Can a EDIC power brush work with truck mount machines? Or is Rotovac a better power brush?

Post# 202578 , Reply# 8   10/2/2012 at 15:04 (2,743 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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You can hook up many different power heads to a truck mount, I like the Roto vac personally. 

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