Things You'll Need
The Hoover SteamVac F5826-900 is a deep-carpet cleaner for use in the home that uses specific upholstery detergent and a heater to suction dust, dirt and debris from carpets and other surfaces. The SteamVac keeps clean shampoo solution separate from the dirty water during use to avoid dispersing the dirt back onto the carpet once suctioned up initially. Available for purchase online and in many home retail, appliance and department stores, the SteamVac should only be used by adults due to the hot water, chemicals, electricity and weight of the carpet cleaner.
Push down on the upper tank handle and pull forward to remove. Place the tank in a sink and turn the lid counterclockwise to remove. Add the Hoover cleaning detergent, using the included measuring cup on the lid, followed by 1 gallon of hot water. Close the lid and turn clockwise to secure. Place the tank back on the SteamVac and push down on the handle to lock into position.
Vacuum the carpet with a regular vacuum to remove as much dirt and debris as possible before using the SteamVac. This will provide a deeper clean when the SteamVac is used.
Plug the SteamVac into a power outlet and turn the power to "On." Use your foot to press the "Handle Release Pedal" on the rear of the cleaner to lower the handle for cleaning.
Squeeze the trigger on the handle to spray cleaning solution on the carpet. Moving slowly, push the SteamVac forward over the wet area and then pull it back. Follow with a dry stroke without squeezing the trigger. Continue in this manner, creating overlapping sections on the carpet while cleaning.
Disconnect power to the SteamVac when finished. Push down on the release latch to remove the cleaning tank. Open the lid, empty the remaining solution and rinse. Set the tank aside to dry. Remove the dirty water tank and turn the lid counterclockwise to open. Empty the tank, rinse well and set the tank aside to dry.
Reassemble the tanks once dry and store the SteamVac in a dry place.