Do Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaners Really Work?
When we moved into our new home in January, we were met with some sorry-looking cream carpets in the through lounge. Not only had the previous tenants been the owner of a naughty dog who had urinated all over the damn place, but as they had moved out they had kindly left muddy footprints absolutely everywhere. It was pretty minging.
We weren’t too bothered as the original plan was to get real wood flooring fitted throughout. As our workmen began to finish re-plastering downstairs, we discovered the life-changing news that we were going to be parents and our priorities instantly changed. A new carpet had to be put on the back-burner whilst nursery furniture and saving up for maternity leave took all our surplus cash.
So what to do with the smelly dirty carpet?
We borrowed a vax carpet cleaner off family but it didn’t make very much difference to the deeply ingrained filth.
Before we called the professionals in we tried the Rug Doctor. My expectations were low if I am totally honest with you. I thought it would be the same as the Vax cleaner and not make much of a difference.
The Rug Doctor is absolutely brilliant! It arrived by courier in a massive box which contained the machine and three different chemicals. The carpet detergent goes in the machine with water, whilst the other two spray-bottles are spot treatments you can spritz on before the Rug Doctor, although I wasn’t really sure what the difference was between ‘Spot and Stain Remover’ and ‘Oxy Power Stain Remover’.
Ok, for the sake of some photos, I was posing with the Rug Doctor but being pregnant I did NOT do any lifting and pushing – Pete did everything. This is the only downside to the Rug Doctor – frail people would not be able to use it, they would require help to get it out of the box, assemble, and move around.
The Rug Doctor is slowly pulled across the carpet and removes dirt instantly! You do not need to go back and forth over one area.
The results were astounding! Just as good as getting a professional to come to your home and a lot cheaper.
The smelly old carpet has a new lease of life and the Rug Doctor has saved us a small fortune.
I’m going to hire it again before Baby arrives and perhaps do the carpets every 4-6 months.
With a 24 hour machine rental and the Rug Doctor 4 litre bottle of Rug Doctor Carpet Detergent you can clean your whole house - up to 8 rooms - for around £42.99.
This product was sent for review purposes only. No monetary compensation was received and opinions are 100% my own.