How To Use Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner: The Ultimate Guide!

Have you recently purchased the Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner?

If you have, we’re sure that you’ll be keen to begin using it in order to transform your carpets back to the pristine condition they were in when you first purchased them.

The only question is, how do you use it exactly?

How To Use Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner: The Ultimate Guide!

If you’re currently wondering how to use your Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner, you’ve come to the right place.

In this guide, we are going to be giving you a complete walkthrough of how you can not only use your Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner correctly – but also how to get the very best performance from it, too.

You know what to do, just keep on scrolling!

How To Prepare Your Carpet

In order to make sure that you get the very best results from your Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner, it is important that you are making sure you are preparing your carpets prior to cleaning it. 

So, in order to ensure that you get optimal results from your carpet cleaning solution, let’s take a look at what you’ll need to do beforehand:

Remove Furniture And Ventilate

First things first, before you even think about cleaning your carpet – you are first going to need to make sure that you have removed any furniture and other items that might be present on the carpet that you wish to clean.

By making sure to remove all of the furniture, you will ensure that there are no obstructions in the way of cleaning your carpet. This includes furniture and items such as coffee (Check out How To Get Coffee Stains Out Of Carpet) tables, rugs, sofas and more.

Along with removing furniture and other items, you are also going to need to make sure that you are ventilating the room in which you will be cleaning the carpet.

If you have windows, you should open them, and if you are able to we also recommend that you use a fan.

Vacuum Away Surface Debris

After you have cleared away furniture and ventilated the room you will be cleaning the carpet in, you will then need to go ahead and vacuum your carpet in order to get rid of surface debris.

If you do not make sure that you remove debris, dust and other unwanted dirt from the carpet prior to deep cleaning it – the Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner will be unable to deeply clean your carpet. 

Apply A Pre-Treatment

While this final step is not necessary, we do recommend that you consider this – especially if you happen to have quite stubborn stains or deep grime that you would like to live away from the fibers of your carpet!

Rug Doctor offers a variety of pre-treatment products that you can consider using prior to using your carpet cleaner, and will offer a deeper cleaning action than if you were to only use the Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner alone. 

How To Prepare Your Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner

Once your carpet is ready to be cleaned, you will then be ready to go ahead and prepare your cleaning solution!

To do this correctly, you will need a bucket, a Rug Doctor machine as well as your Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner.

To prepare your solution, all you will need to do is simply opt to remove the white recovery  tank in the front of the machine, and then remove the tank by unclipping the black wire that is holding it in place.

Take the bucket and fill it with nine liters of hot water, before then pouring 150ml of your Rug Doctor Carpet Detergent into the red bottom tank located in your Rug Doctor machine.

After you have done all of this, you will then need to pour some more hot water directly into the red base tank until you can see that it has reached the halfway line.

Then, replace the white recovery tank back into the machine and ensure that it has been securely fastened with the black wire that you have previously removed.

Using Your Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner: Step-By-Step Instructions

Now that you have prepared both the carpet that you would like to clean as well as the Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner – you will then be ready to begin using it. Follow the instructions below:

  1. First things first, adjust the machine’s handle so that it is comfortable for you to use. You can do this via your handle release lever.
  2. Next, you can go ahead and plug the machine into a nearby plug socket.
  3. When you’re ready to begin using the machine and carpet cleaner (Also check out Which Is The Best Rental Carpet Cleaner?), you can go ahead and press the switch to “On.”
  4. Before you begin using your machine, we recommend that you tilt the machine backwards slightly and test the spray applicator to ensure that it is releasing the cleaning solution correctly. 
  5. After you have tested the machine and you are ready to continue, you can then go ahead and apply consistent pressure to the red “spray” button, walking backwards slowly in order to clean the entirety of the carpet. 
  6. Continue until all of the carpet has been cleaned, then leave to dry.

Final Thoughts

You’ve made it to the end!

All in all, the Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner is a fantastic cleaning solution that will be able to effectively deep clean your carpet, all while being able to help remove any unwanted stains (You might want to check out How To Get Ink Out Of Carpet), too.

Now that you have taken the time to read through all of the above, we hope that we have been able to help you learn how to use your Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner, as well as how to get the most out of it.

By making sure to follow the steps and guidance that we have provided you with above, we’re sure that you’ll be able to transform your carpet back to pristine condition in no time at all.

Thank you for reading, goodbye for now.

Johnathon Gooder
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