We got Zira’s floof out of our carpet | Hoover Carpet Cleaner Review

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.

The Home Depot recently reached out to us and asked if we wanted to try out the new Hoover SmartWash Advanced Pet Automatic Upright Carpet Cleaner. As frequent Home Depot shoppers (and owners of a corgi mix who sheds a lot), we immediately said yes!

Some pictures of Zira at a Home Depot shopping trip back in January.

They promptly sent us the Hoover carpet cleaner and we couldn’t wait to try it out! As you can see, Zira is always excited to get something in the mail.

The unboxing and setup was super simple. Here’s a look at everything you get in the box*.

*Zira the Corgi not included. Click on the images for a closer look.

It even comes with some small bottles of cleaning solutions which was a nice surprise. However, The Home Depot did advise us to get the 64 oz. 2X Deep Clean PET MAX 3-in-1 Carpet Solution separately, because you’ll definitely need more than what comes in the box if you’re going to do a deep clean of wall-to-wall carpeting.


There are easy to follow instructions in the box that explain how to put it all together. It took me maybe 5 minutes to get it all ready. Once it was all set up, it was time to clean (and put Zira in another room, since she’s not a huge fan of the vacuum sounds, and watching it suck up all her fur might be traumatizing)!

As with any carpet cleaner, you’re supposed to vacuum the area first. We did this and were still so shocked to see how much fur and random carpet gunk this thing cleaned up. Ever since we got Zira back in November, we haven’t used a carpet cleaner–just a vacuum. There was SO much corgi floof in our carpet that the vacuum wasn’t getting. Here’s a before and after picture!


Not to mention that using the carpet cleaner is a painless experience. It has sensors that automatically detect whether you’re pushing forward or pulling backward. When you’re pushing forward, it disperses the cleaning solution, which it automatically mixes with water. When you’re pulling back, it dries the carpet. You don’t have to touch any buttons or anything–it just does it for you! It also has a handy “dry only” option for when you’re done cleaning.


If you have carpeted stairs like us, you’ll be happy to know the Hoover comes with a stair-cleaning tool. We tried it out and it’s such a life-saver, because vacuuming or cleaning stairs is always a pain.


All in all, we’re really satisfied with this carpet cleaner! It helps us clean more thoroughly than the vacuum without needing to hire a professional carpet cleaning service. We’re so thankful that the Home Depot reached out to us for this partnership program!

If you have pets and carpet, you should definitely check out the Hoover SmartWash Advanced Pet Automatic Upright Carpet Cleaner from Home Depot. It’s Zira-approved!


I acknowledge that The Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in the promotional program described above (the “Program”). As a part of the Program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. My post complies with the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines. 

Published by The Donovans

Mom of Atticus Flynn and owner of the popular corgi mixes, Zira and Ellie.

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