How Clean Is Your Carpet? (Guest Blog by Pip Milburn)

Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner

How dirty do you think your carpet is? I think mine is pretty clean, until I used the Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner. Rug Doctor recently contacted me to ask if I’d like to test their Deep Carpet Cleaner and cleaning products. I honestly don’t think my carpets are that dirty but I’m interested to see how the carpet cleaner works. If nothing else they’ll freshen up my carpets and rugs.

About the products

I like to keep my home clean and tidy, hoovering is a daily occurrence for me, so my carpets should be clean. Oh my goodness, It’s shocking! The carpet cleaner arrives already assembled in a large box. All I need to do is slot the tool caddy to the back and I’m good to go.

How To Do It

The deep carpet cleaner has two clear tanks, one for clean water and detergent and one for the dirty water. Rug-Doctor-Deep-Carpet-Cleaner-from-side-500x481 How Clean Is Your Carpet? (Guest Blog by Pip Milburn) I also fill the back tank with hot to the touch tap water and add the carpet detergent. Rug-Doctor-Detergent-Cleaner-500x403 How Clean Is Your Carpet? (Guest Blog by Pip Milburn) Filling-Rug-Doctor-Tank-444x500 How Clean Is Your Carpet? (Guest Blog by Pip Milburn)

Ease of Use

I decide to use the super boost spray function to clean the landing carpet. This function sprays the hot water and detergent behind the machine, letting it pre-treat the carpet before being cleaned with the dual cross brushes at the front of the machine. Rug-Doctor-Super-Boost-Spray-Button-393x500 How Clean Is Your Carpet? (Guest Blog by Pip Milburn) The carpet cleaner is really easy to use, simply select carpet mode, slowly walk backwards and let the machine get to work. Rug-Doctor-Pip-Milburn-Cleaning-316x500 How Clean Is Your Carpet? (Guest Blog by Pip Milburn)

Using The Tools

Look at the colour of the dirty water! The detergent that comes with the carpet cleaner has a really fresh clean smell and my landing carpet looks new and smells great. Rug-Doctor-Water-Tank-Working-500x333 How Clean Is Your Carpet? (Guest Blog by Pip Milburn) The upholstery attachment has a long hose and super suction power. Ideal to clean sofas and car interiors but also ideal for carpet on the stairs. Rug-Doctor-Hand-Held-Extension-500x333 How Clean Is Your Carpet? (Guest Blog by Pip Milburn)

The Dreaded Stairs

The carpet on the stairs do have the odd dirty mark so I use the Oxy Power Stain Remover before using the carpet cleaner. It’s amazing the amount of dirt that the carpet cleaner lifts out of the stairs carpet. The next item on my list to clean is a thick deep pile rug. I’m curious to see how the carpet cleaner performs on a thicker pile and I’m not disappointed. The machine glides through the deep pile rug and leaves it fluffy, clean and smelling fresh. Rug-Doctor-Deep-Clean-Carpet-500x281 How Clean Is Your Carpet? (Guest Blog by Pip Milburn) I’ve recently bought a second hand pale blue armchair and I’m desperate to get at it with the upholstery attachment. My beige settee has also definitely seen better days. By adding the Oxy Power Fabric Cleaner to the clean water tank I pre-treated the embedded stains with the Oxy Power Stain Remover. The results were astonishing. As you can see from the photos below, the chair and settee changed colour before my very eyes! Rug-Doctor-Hand-Held-Cleaning-Sofa-500x418 How Clean Is Your Carpet? (Guest Blog by Pip Milburn) Rug-Doctor-Cleaning-Upholstery-500x252 How Clean Is Your Carpet? (Guest Blog by Pip Milburn) I then ventured outside to test out the upholstery attachment on the car seats. I cleaned the back seat where my three year old sits and also the back of the passenger seat that was covered in muddy footprints. They came up an absolute treat! Rug-Doctor-Deep-Clean-and-Spray-Bundle-486x500 How Clean Is Your Carpet? (Guest Blog by Pip Milburn) Overall, I am so impressed with the Rug Doctor carpet cleaner and cleaning products. A week after cleaning my carpets and upholstery they are still looking clean and smelling fresh, although I’m sure I’ll be using the carpet cleaner as part of my regular cleaning routine, especially if my three year old has anything to do with it! The carpet cleaner and cleaning products were sent to me to review, all opinions and views are my own. By Guest Blogger, Pip Milburn