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Are Your Hard Floors Clean Enough To Pass The White Sock Test?

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Ever try the “Risky Business” slide in your stocking feet? Socks don’t lie. Mostly because mopping is a time consuming chore that has been proven ineffective, since it just moves dirt and bacteria around rather than removing it! But don’t worry. There’s a better alternative. Use an extractor machine, like Rug Doctor’s FlexClean All-in-One Floor […]

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Deep Carpet Cleaning

Deep Carpet Cleaning is Important for Your Health

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Did you know carpet is the biggest air filter in the home? Just like any other air filter, carpet prevents allergens and pollutants from reentering the air. Recent home flooring trends are leaning towards hard surface flooring, and it could be at the expense of indoor air quality. In fact, according to The Carpet and […]

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5 Tips to Keep Your Vehicle Stain and Odor Free After a Road Trip

Wow, it’s hard to believe summer’s almost over! And with Labor Day Weekend right around the corner, it’s likely a lot of you are wrapping up summer with one last road trip. Like most families, you probably did a ton of packing and prepping to get ready to hit the road. But what about getting […]

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Vacuuming

4 Reasons Vacuuming Is Not Enough

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Most of you probably know it’s recommended that you vacuum your carpet at least once a week and even daily in high-traffic or pet areas. Who doesn’t love seeing fresh vacuum lines on the carpet? It gives such a sense of accomplishment and cleanliness. But did you know vacuuming isn’t enough when it comes to […]

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How to Remove Cat and Dog Urine from Carpet

How to Remove Cat and Dog Urine from Carpet

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How to Remove Cat and Dog Urine from Carpet Rug Doctor attends various pet events throughout the year to showcase our machines and cleaning solutions to our pet loving community. Two of the most common questions we get asked from pet owners are… 1) How do I get pet stains out of my carpet? 2) […]

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Carpets Clean

6 Simple Ways to Keep Your Carpets Clean

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6 Simple Ways to Keep Your Carpets Clean Carpet is one of the biggest investments in your home. At an average cost of $4.50 per square foot, carpet replacement is an expense that most people want to avoid for as long as possible. Keeping your carpet clean and free from dirt, grime, stains, and dust […]

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Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner Machines Available at Your Local Exchange

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The average military family moves every two to three years. One of the most stressful elements of moving so frequently is how to handle the relocation of family pets (particularly cats and dogs). Here are a five tips from our Rug Doctor experts on relocating family pets when you receive PCS (Permanent Change of Station) […]

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Potty Training Putting Rug Doctor Products To The Test

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This week we have a guest blog post from Odile Harbaugh, Brand Manager at Rug Doctor. Odile is the mother to three beautiful kids, and she uses her experience and kid mess know-how to put Rug Doctor products to the test at home. Her recent potty training experience – a.k.a. potty training fail – resulted […]

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Best Steam Cleaners for Carpet

Best Steam Cleaners for Carpet

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IKnowTheBest recently released their list of 10 Best Steam Cleaner for Carpet, Tiles & More in 2018, and not one, but two of Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaners made the list! The Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner made the list as Best Rated Home Carpet Steam Cleaner and the Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 Carpet […]

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Deep Carpet Cleaning Fun

How to Avoid Over-Wetting your Carpet When Deep Cleaning with a Rug Doctor

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One of the most common questions we get from Rug Doctor deep cleaner renters is… “How do I keep from over-wetting my carpet when I am shampooing with a Rug Doctor Deep Cleaner?” This is a legit concern, because in extreme cases over-wetting your carpet during cleaning can sometimes leave behind a musty smell. This […]

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Top 3 Rug Doctor Deep Cleaner Machines for the Ultimate Pet Lover

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Top 3 Rug Doctor Deep Cleaner Machines for the Ultimate Pet Lover Rug Doctor associates are crazy about our pets. Take a stroll through our office, and more often than not you will hear a story about one of our “fur babies.” Sixty-eight percent of US households (about 85 million families) own a pet. So […]

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Deep Carpet Cleaning Fun

5 Ways to Make Your Deep Carpet Cleaning Fun

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5 Ways to Make Your Deep Carpet Cleaning Fun It is no secret that Rug Doctor loves carpet. And more importantly, we love deep cleaning carpets. Many of us spend our days thinking about deep cleaning carpets and how to answer questions like how can we make deep carpet cleaning machines more effective, how do […]

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Automotive Carpet Cleaning

How to Prep for Summer with the Portable Spot Cleaner

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Ready, Set, Summer! How to Prep for Summer with the Portable Spot Cleaner The days are getting longer, and the weather’s getting warmer. Here at Rug Doctor, all these sunny days are leaving us aching to get outdoors! We know you’re as ready as we are to have some fun – but is your patio? […]

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Floor Doctor

How to Show Your Hard Floors Some Love

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Beyond Carpet, Beyond Clean: How to Show Your Hard Floors Some Love Say, when was the last time you visited someone else’s home and noticed they had a full house of wall-to-wall carpet? Probably not recently! In fact, Rug Doctor recently survey people all across America on their hard floor cleaning methods and found only […]

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Deep Cleaning Event at Orchard Supply Hardware

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This past weekend, Rug Doctor celebrated Cinco De Mayo by providing a free deep cleaning of car mats for Orchard Supply Hardware shoppers in San Jose. We were thrilled to co-host this event with Mix 106.5 FM and Orchard Supply Hardware! Last year, Rug Doctor launched the beginning of a new era in rental deep […]

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Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days and Messes of Summer

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Dog Days (and Messes!) of Summer Friendly. Furry. Sometimes downright filthy. We love our four-legged friends like they’re part of the family, but they sure do know how to make a mess. That’s why we’re dedicating this blog to covering how to get pet stains out of carpet, how to remove pet odors, how to […]

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Amy Howell

5 Second Rule Myth Bust

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Rug Doctor associates are passionate about clean! In fact, we exist to empower people with clean. This week, Amy Howell, General Counsel at Rug Doctor and a loyal member of the Institute of Clean, shares a story of her investigative skills to myth-bust the 5-second rule for her Book Club. We thought it was worth […]

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Saving Money with Rug Doctor FlexClean All-In-One Floor Cleaner

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Tax season is upon us again! And we know it’s likely you’re either rolling in receipts trying to finish up your taxes before the April 17th deadline, or you may even be rolling in dough from having already received your tax return. How about using that “extra” money to take some of the extra work […]

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Best Deep Carpet Cleaning

Rug Doctor Delivers Best Deep Carpet Cleaning

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Rug Doctor Delivers The Best In Deep Carpet Cleaning, And We Have The Certifications To Prove It. Did you know several of Rug Doctor’s deep cleaning systems are ranked Platinum Level by The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI)? That’s the same level ranking as the trunk-mounted deep cleaning systems used by the pros! That means […]

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Spring Clean Your Carpet

7 Places to Spring Clean

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7 Places to Spring Clean with Your Portable Spot Cleaner When the weather starts to warm up, it’s time to spring clean. Bust open your windows, clean out those cabinets, and deep clean surfaces. There’s no better feeling than coming home to a clean house, lounging on your clean outdoor chair, or stepping into your […]

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Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring Cleaning Tips

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Getting Ready for Spring Cleaning We kicked off our spring cleaning blog series with Green Spring Cleaning Tips. We can’t wait to keep the spring cleaning vibe going and share our top five spring cleaning tips to help you have a successful spring clean. Did you know spring cleaning goes back to a time when […]

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Green Spring Cleaning

Green Spring Cleaning Tips

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5 Ways to Clean Green this Spring Here at Rug Doctor, St. Patrick’s Day marks the beginning of our favorite time of the year – SPRING CLEANING!!! Over the next few blogs, Rug Doctor experts will share spring cleaning tips and tricks to help you make this your best spring cleaning ever. In honor of […]

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How To Clean Car Carpet - Car Carpet Cleaner Tips

How To Clean Car Carpet

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How to Deep Clean Car Carpet & Vehicle Floor Mats   Do you know how much time the average American spends driving a vehicle? We spend a lot of time driving… A study done by the Harvard Health Watch found an average American spends over an hour and a half per day driving, and the […]

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Deep Clean Carpet with Rug Doctor Best Deep Cleaners

Deep Clean Carpet with Rug Doctor in Three Easy Steps

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Get Your House Ready to Deep Clean with Rug Doctor in Three Easy Steps Did you know a Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaning machine can give you the same deep clean as hiring a professional carpet cleaning service for just a fraction of the cost? You can rent a Rug Doctor professional grade cleaning machine starting […]

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