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    Professional or Rug Doctor?

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    So in order to get as much of my deposit back as possible I know I need to clean the downstairs carpet and spot treat the upstairs. Is it worth it to hire professionals or should I save my money and do it my self?

    I am not a stranger to cleaning carpets, before my carpet cleaner died 8 months ago I used to clean them every 3 months but in my opinion the downstairs is pretty filthy now so maybe professionals would do a better job.

    Hmmmm anyone have a good experience with rug doctor?
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    I find a professional to be worth the investment. I know a lot of people feel the rug doctors work fine but you're really at the mercy of how well the machines are maintained.
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    Rug doctor has worked fantastically for me with a variety of pet stains, especially a really horrible UTI outbreak in my Golden.
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    How much is the cost difference between hiring a professional and renting the rug doctor? I guess that and the time/effort would be the decider for me.

    We just got the carpet in our old house professionally cleaned and it was less than $200 ... way worth it for me because I"m really lazy and didn't want to deal with the hassle of renting a machine + cleaning the carpet myself lol.
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    I have found that the difference between hiring someone and rug doctor is very minimal, so I have gone with professional. But I also have very little carpet in my house so that may make a difference.
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    Is it in your lease that you must provide a receipt for carpet cleaning? That's been in every rental agreement I've ever signed, I think. That would probably make my decision- if it is, professionals; if it's not, and the cost difference is significant, DIY.
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    You can find Groupons for carpet cleaning for not much more than the rental would be. I'd say the professional.
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    I've never cleaned the carpets, but I have animals and expect to get absolutely none of my security deposits back ever. I would hire a professional though because I am entirely too lazy to do it myself.
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    I have found the ones at lowes (bissell brand) to be much better than rug doctors. Easier to use
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSisterWife View Post
    Is it in your lease that you must provide a receipt for carpet cleaning? That's been in every rental agreement I've ever signed, I think. That would probably make my decision- if it is, professionals; if it's not, and the cost difference is significant, DIY.
    This. I've never had the option to clean the carpets myself. It will suck for our next move, too, because DH bought me a super awesome carpet cleaner for a 'while he was deployed' present.
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