We are repainting our house. With not enough cash to get the new carpeting that I wanted, I chose to get this cleaner in the hopes it would work well enough for us to get another year or two out of the current carpets. Worked fantastic on our son's bedroom. But since it is not exceptionally dirty or worn, I was reluctant to write a review. However, we purchased a used car last week, and the chemical cleaner smell was very strong. We used the hand tools and only hot water in the tank to "rinse" the car out. Wow! This sucked up a bunch of suds from the flooring and mats, and the smell is much better. I used the hand held on the actual floors and interior, and the upright on the removable mats. Worked so well, I had to do the other car's mats as well. Fantastic! This has already paid for itself.