I remember when I was a kid, a vacuum cleaner salesman came to our house. He dumped some dirt on the carpet and yeah, the vacuum sucked it all up. That's nothing compared to this steam cleaner. Steam kills a lot of germs. That's why this brand manager for Bissell went to a subway, steam cleaned a patch of floor and dumped his pasta on it and ate off of it. I know, gross, huh? He even mopped up the extra sauce with a piece of bread, and ate that too. See for yourself.