When I recieved my Swedry carpet cleaning kit a couple years ago I was really disapointed when I opened the box & found the brush. I have arthritus in my hands and shoulders & found the application not to be friendly to my limitations....Then one day while looking at my filthy carpet, I got a brainstorm. I took the suction hose off my Windtunnel vacuum cleaner & turned it on & let the beater-bar work the product into the carpet. I made sure I went in all directions and then left it set for 24hrs. To my amazement it worked and my carpet was clean without my being on my hands & knees aggravating my arthritus. Try it; you'll like it!!!!!