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