Carpet Cleaning Tips | Rug Doctor NZ

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Rug Doctor machines cannot be used for flooding purposes

Cleaning Tips

Rug Doctor machines are designed to deep-clean and extract in one cleaning pass.

Your best choice for cleaning difficult spots or stains is to use Rug Doctor's specialty products:

Avoid over-wetting your carpet. Don't go over heavily soiled spots more than 2 times. If additional cleaning is desired, allow carpets to dry before attempting to re-clean heavily soiled areas. Slightly overlap each pass to ensure no dirty carpet is missed.

The machine will not clean going forwards.



  • When it is ON, hold down red button and keep machine moving so vibrating brush does not agitate in one place.
  • You should recover 1/2 tank of dirty water for each tank of clean water used depending on your carpet type.
  • To prevent stains, if replacing furniture before carpet is completely dry, place plastic or aluminium foil under furniture legs.
  • Open windows and doors, or turn on air conditioning, dehumidifier or fan heater for faster drying. Drying time is usually around two hours, dependent on weather and carpet thickness.


We hope you enjoyed our carpet cleaning tips.