When you have kids and pets, things are bound to get a little messy. It’s just a fact of life. Add carpets to the mix and the fun really begins! No matter how often you vacuum, tell your family to take their shoes off at the door or try to wipe your dog’s paws before they come in from the rain, those carpets are going to get messy. In the summertime, it’s even worse! All the rain makes for some very muddy situations! What’s a mom to do when she wants to get those carpets smelling super fresh again? Bring in the doctor, of course! The Rug Doctor , of course!
My Messy Life with Carpets
Once upon a time, I lived in a house without carpets. It was all hardwood floors and tile as far as the eye could see. We had a few inexpensive area rugs that we spot-cleaned, and when they got really nasty, we just replaced them.
Then, a few years ago, we moved into a house with wall-to-wall carpeting. The only rooms without carpets are the bathrooms, laundry room, and kitchen/dining area. While I kind of love the feeling of waking up and stepping onto a plush, warm carpet, I don’t love all the extra cleaning that comes with living in a fully carpeted home!
See, I don’t just have pets, I have pets! BIG dogs, crazy cats, and two guinea pigs who, although they live in a large habitat in my son’s room, make more of a mess than the dogs and cats combined sometimes! Then there’s my son. Oh, my son! My darling tween boy, who can spend hours cleaning his room one day and still have it look like Time Square the morning after New Year’s Eve the next.
Make Your Own House Call with Rug Doctor
We have a carpet shampooer for small jobs that we break out about once every other week. They work pretty well, but they’re not really meant for deep cleaning. When I want to get my carpets super clean- like before we have company or a big family party- I head to my nearest Rug Doctor rental place. Rug Doctor has over 40,000 locations, so I bet there’s one close to you.
One of the things I really love about the Rug Doctor, aside from the convenience of renting one: it’s such a versatile cleaning system. I usually rent one because I want to deep clean my carpets, but while I have it, I can also clean the upholstery on my furniture. I can even clean my mattresses with it!
The best part? I’m getting a professional-grade deep clean at just a fraction of the cost and without inviting strangers into my house. It’s much easier for me to afford $29.99 to rent Rug Doctor versus paying up to $200 or more for a professional.
Besides, why would I want to pay someone else to do something that only takes about 20 minutes per room? I’m not on anyone else’s schedule, either. I can clean when I want to, not when a professional can squeeze me in. I don’t have to deal with any annoying sales pitches, either. When I’m done, I just return the Rug Doctor to the rental place.
Just look at all the dirt it picks up! You never realize how messy your carpets are until you do a deep cleaning. The machines have a powerful 1.9-horsepower vacuum motors, so it really gives you that deep down clean. What a great feeling to know that my house is clean and fresh now.
One tip: make sure you use the Rug Doctor cleaning solutions with it. Aside from the fact that they were designed to work with the machine, they were already tested and found safe for kids and pets. That’s super important to me. I use the Spot Cleaner around the house to treat stains, followed by the Pet Formula Carpet Cleaner in the machine. If you have pets prone to having accidents, try the Platinum Urine Eliminator Spray. Both of the sprays work great for treating spots in between cleanings too.
Need more convincing before you make your own house call? How about this: a whopping 98% of customers are happy with their Rug Doctor experience! I’m definitely one of them! Plus, the machines have a Seal of Approval from the Carpet and Rug Institute. Experience the joy of a deeply cleaned home for yourself. Visit Rug Doctor and find a rental location near you !