How to Steam Clean a Carpet

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Get carpet cleaning tips and techniques on how to use a Rug Doctor to steam clean your own carpet in this free DIY house cleaning video. View Video Transcript

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Diana Bacon

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Hi! This is Diana for Expert and today we are steam cleaning your carpet at home with a rented machine. This is called the Rug Doctor. Now we have put in our soap and our hot water and we are going to start cleaning. I’m going to demonstrate this before I turn it on because it is going to be a little loud. Let me show you what to do here. We have an on/off button right here on the top. One way you turn it on is for carpet cleaning. If you turn it on the opposite way, that is for upholstery cleaning. So we are going to turn our button on. We are going to start in the corner. You want to start in a corner that is away from your escape route because after it is cleaned, you don’t want to have to be trapped in a corner and walk across the whole carpet. So we are starting here in the corner and we are going to turn our on button on and there is a button right here in the back that is a red button that you push to get the soap to come shooting out of the bottom. So we will push on that red button and we will pull the machine backwards at a rate of about 1 foot per second. When you get to the corner you lift it slightly in the front, push it forward again. You are going to be overlapping the last one about 2 or 3 inches and you are going to push the red button again and pull it backwards. Now I am going to turn it on.