Hey guys. I'm trying to learn how to clean interiors really well, not just remove floor matts, treat them with Simple Green or APC, scrub, and hose down, and let dry in sun. I bought a Bissell Little Green Machine Auto version and the suction just wasn't there. Long story short, I went and got a rather powerful extractor from my grandparents house. Now, it does have the ability to not only extract, but squirt water out as well. But it is an inconvenience to me to hook it up because it appears the thing will only hook up to a sink faucet. I suppose I could look for some type of adapter maybe to hook it up to a garden hose? I really would like to know if there is another method though for cleaning carpet using only the extractor part of the machine.
Today I had a spray bottle of simple green and a spray bottle of water I've got a scrub brush as well obviously. So I sprayed the carpet with simple green, then sprayed some water on there to get it wet enough to the point where I can effectively scrub the carpet. Then I extracted that out, then I continued to squirt the carpet with the spray bottle of water until the water coming up through the extractor was no longer foamy.
#1) Is that a good process or is there something better?
#2) Can anyone recommend a carpet shampoo that works well and leaves a nice fresh scent behind?