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bluuue Wed 26-Apr-17 16:16:05

Any opinions on renting a rug doctor? Are they worth it? My carpet doesn't have any really bad stains just looking like it could do with freshening up.

GoldenHoops Wed 26-Apr-17 16:49:28

You will be surprised at the colour of the water despite the carpet not having any stains! It is worth doing though, I always go over the carpets again with the tank empty to ensure the carpet is left as dry as possible. It's unnecessary to buy their expensive cleaner though, I use one from home bargains or Persil bio.

bluuue Wed 26-Apr-17 17:23:00

Ah brilliant thank you, yeah I'm guessing it will be filthy really thanks to my two boys but thankfully no bad stains just when I move the sofa or tv stand and see the difference in colour blush

wowfudge Wed 26-Apr-17 20:06:19

Easy to use as they are upright, not like some other carpet cleaners. I use Persil liquid - about half a dosing ball to a full tank of water. It doesn't foam up, which is exactly what you want.

anotherBadAvatar Wed 26-Apr-17 20:43:36

I tried it with the view that it was so cheap compared to a professional carpet cleaner, so if it didn't work, I wouldn't really have lost anything since I was going to get a pro in as the next step anyway.

It was great. Hard work and left the carpets wetter than when a professional does it. I do a professional clean every 2 years and a rug doctor clean every so often in between (usually in the spring or if carpets looking particularly mucky).

Ecureuil Wed 26-Apr-17 20:48:06

They're fab. We have two pre schoolers and a dog, and a cream carpet (rental property). They really do make a big difference, and are easy to use.

bluuue Thu 27-Apr-17 08:31:32

Ah brilliant I will definitely go for it then!! Yeah I also have a light cream carpet and two young children I don't know what came over me not my best decision!!

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