How to Make Your Own Carpet Cleaner Solution for the Hoover Steam Vac

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Things You'll Need

  • Bucket

  • White vinegar

White vinegar is a simple household staple with extraordinary cleaning power.
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The Hoover Steam Vac is a steam cleaner that uses a liquid cleaning solution to perform effectively. Even though you can purchase cleaning solution in stores or online, and even though Hoover recommends its own brand of solution, the truth is that you can create your own carpet cleaning solution for a steam cleaner using very common household ingredients. The homemade cleaner will cost a fraction of the price of the other cleaner and will be just as good. White vinegar is a simple ingredient that has very effective cleaning abilities and will not damage your Hoover Steam Vac.


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Step 1

Pour 2 gallons of water in a bucket.

Step 2

Add a cup of white vinegar to the water and stir well to combine.

Step 3

Pour the solution into the designated receptacle on the Hoover Steam Vac and use the steam cleaner as usual.