Behind the Scenes with Rug Doctor #RugDocTour

by Carrie with Children with 4 comments

A few weeks ago, I visited St. Louis, Missouri as a guest of Rug Doctor.  While I was there, I had the opportunity learn all about the leader in Do-It-Yourself carpet cleaning, along with the great detail that comes along with fighting stains.

Rug Doctor Lifts Dirt and Spills

As we toured the facility, it was interesting to see the process of how each of these stain fighting products are made. I was fascinated to see that almost each step of assembling a Rug Doctor machine were done by hand.

Each person inspecting the work of the previous person and then beginning their own installation – they left very little room for error. The precise handiwork in assuring that each machine is made to perfection really showed me that they valued their work and their products.

Rug Doctor Facility Collage

My favorite part of the factory tour was seeing the testing facility.  With shelves lined with sodas, condiments, drinks and more – the testers use sample rugs to see how much of a mess they can make, let the stains soak in and then put the Rug Doctors to the test!  It’s truly every little kid’s dream job – making messes!

Rug Doctor Testing Facility

Rug Doctor Fun Facts

  • More than 4 million Rug Doctor machines were rented in 2010 with a 98 percent customer satisfaction!
  • The first Rug Doctor machine was built by founder Roger Kent 40 years ago – on his patio!
  • The voice of the Rug Doctor in the mid-90s commercials was legendary Rodney Dangerfield.
  • The Rug Doctor Oxy-Steam Carpet Cleaner is the top-selling carpet cleaner in America.

Rug Doctor Products Collage

In the coming weeks, I’ll be putting the Rug Doctor to work in my own home. Carpets, upholstery, furniture and more…  I’m excited to see how it tackles a few of my really bad carpet stains!  Stay tuned for the results!

Visit for more information and carpet cleaning tips.  Also be sure and visit the Rug Doctor Facebook page and Rug Doctor on Twitter at @RugDoctor.


** Rug Doctor sponsored my travel, accommodations and activities for this trip.  Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own and not influenced by others. **


  • Melissa

    I love seeing the process! Definitely one of my favorite companies!

    • Carrie with Children

      It was so neat to see how it all comes together! I’m definitely a raving fan now!

  • Jenny F

    I was waiting to see your pictures! I loved following along via twitter! I too think the building and watching the process, would be awesome to watch! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks Jenny! It was a fun trip and I really loved learning about the products. I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures!