Quoting i don't make vaginas.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SpaceCowgirl:</b>" It's slightly heavier than my regular vacuum. ... [snip!] ... all the questions..we normally rent a rug doctor every 6 months..but I'm tired of doing that & would just rather buy my own."
It's pretty loud, yes.
I just send the kids to their room to play, shampoo the carpets and then put them to bed. That way, it doesn't wake them up while I'm shampooing but they go right to bed so they don't walk on it.
I don't know how other carpet cleaners are, but you have to mix the cleaning solution with a certain amount of water, so it's kind of hard to spot clean. The only time I take it out to "spot clean" is if someone spills water, that way it just sucks up all the extra water. I wouldn't make a whole batch of cleaning solution just to clean a small spill.