This unit replaced a Hoover that I had replaced. I also had a Hoover previous to that. Both units lasted about five years. The Bissell is so superior to the Hoovers, it's just remarkable. Don't buy a full-size unit if you only need it maybe once a year, use a carpet service.
We have a dog that loves to track in mud in the winter when the grass is not covering the ground (bare spots). This cleaner works great with fresh spots or dried spots. It also freshens the carpet and brings the nap back.
Great, great cleaner.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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