ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Is the Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaning Process Effective?

Updated on December 28, 2019

I seldom use a carpet cleaning service because I own a fairly good machine, however, I did use Stanley Steemer recently and was disappointed. While my carpets were lightly soiled, there were a few spots that I could not get out, hence, Stanley Steemer.

The two man crew arrived and spent not more than 30 minutes after doing three good size rooms. I have move some furniture to help them before their arrival. I paid $110 with a $30 off coupon. Even at $110 for 30 minutes seemed much too high, let along, $140!

I asked them to focus on the stains I could not get out and left the room. After they were done, from a distance, things looked better, but not that much better. I was told after they had all packed their gear up, I could have got another room free since I had already pre-moved furniture. Huh, it was a little late for that!

Once they left, I conducted an experiment and got out my carpet cleaning machine, a Hoover Turbo Scrub50, filled it up with very hot water and cleaner. I went over the heavily soiled parts a few times and then did a room they had not done for comparison purposes.

It was shocking for me to see just how much dark, dirty, water, my clearner had picked up after Stanley Steemer had done it ! I was dismayed and unhappy. I dumped the water out, and did it again, and the same thing happened! How can this be, when Stanley Steemer claims to have a deep cleaning water infused system? I thought their suction would be WAY better than mine, but maybe not? After I changed the water, I did the room they had not, and of course, lots of dirty water came.

I suspect that either my experience with Stanley Steemer is an anomaly attributed to a crew that just rushed through the situation doing a half-ass job and\or the suction they used was weak and not better than my own unit. In fact, the guy told me that my carpets only needed their cleaning once a year and that my own cleaner was plenty good for picking up top level dirt and soil. Maybe my carpets were cleaner than many, but the proof remains in the amount of dirt I picked up AFTER they had left.

When my wife came home after work, her comments said it all: " The carpets look no different than when you do it".

Bottom line is that it was $110 wasted and in this case, Stanley Steemed failed.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)