How to Clean a Carpet with a Hot Water Extraction Machine – How To Use a Rug Doctor


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I show the steps on how to clean a carpet with a hot water extraction machine.

Your carpet is on duty all day grabbing dust, dirt, bacteria, pollen, dust mites, smoke and other allergenic substances from the air.

Government studies have shown that people get sick up to 4 times more often when carpeting is removed from homes or work places.

So the key to a healthy home is keeping your carpets clean. Vacuuming is an important maintenance routine, but if you are not using fine particle bags or filters, you are putting the smallest particles back into the air.

The EPA stated that using a professional hot water carpet cleaner to steam clean a carpet will get a rug 1,500 percent cleaner than vacuuming.

Using a carpet cleaner traps dirt, dust, bacteria and dust mites into the hot soapy water to be sucked up by the vacuum action of a carpet cleaner. The result is much cleaner carpets and much cleaner air quality.

For cleaning stains on carpet, you can add spot and stain remover to a hot water extraction machine to pull up difficult stains.



  1. time is worth money, you get what you pay for, take time off work go to store rent do the all day clean thing with over wet carpets! or reserch on yelp or angies list or ask a freind with clean carpet to reffer a good carprt cleaner that cleans for a living every day! remember you get what you pay for, your worth it!

  2. Hi,

    I have never had a customer complain about a problem with fluffy carpet. If you are worried about the carpet holding too much water, I would go over each area a couple times with the sucking action. You can pull most of the moisture out of the carpet. I sent an email to Rug Doctor with your question. I will give you the update when they respond.


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