Does shampooing or hot water extraction decrease resistance
Usually not. Some shampoos contain oil which can contribute to
re-soiling; however most do not. While shampooing or extraction will not
remove this retardant, foot traffic will. Therefore, a soil retardant applied
by a knowledgeable professional immediately after shampooing or extraction is
Is it okay to use other manufacturers' detergents in my
Although other detergents may claim they can be used in
extractors including the Hoover Hoover SteamVac, it is recommended that
genuine Hoover Hoover SteamVac Detergent be used in this product. Refer to the
Owners Manual for the Hoover SteamVac.
My Hoover SteamVac doesn't appear to have the proper suction.
What should I check?
Always turn your cleaner off and disconnect it from the
electrical outlet. If your particular model does not have a swing type handle,
you may need to check the following. Unlatch the back of the recovery tank
part of the lid and remove. Reposition the lid matching the tabs on the front
of the tank. Rotate the lid down on the tank making sure all sides are
securely in place. A proper seal is important for peak performance. Also, make
sure the latches securing the recovery tank to the main unit have been locked
in place. Finally, check the recovery tank to make sure it is not full. When
the recovery tank is full, the automatic "shut-off" mechanism will shut off
the deep cleaner suction.
Do you have a heating element on the SteamVac's?.
Yes, and no...Heat is not essential for good deep cleaning. So
earlier versions successfully relied on hot tap water (approximately 140
degrees). Th plastic container maintains the proper heat within the average
time of usage - 10-15 minutes. As Hoover listened to our customers begin to
request heated cleaning, we responded with the newest line of Hoover SteamVac
cleaners, the Dual V2. This new line provides heat at the carpet level, by
forcing the warm air from the motor through the SpinScrub bushes as the
solution is being delivered to the carpet. This method of heating the air also
assists in drying the carpet, so you and your family can get back on the floor