We have 4 cats, 3 dogs, 2 preschoolers, and a teenage boy. As you can imagine, messes happen, and often! Whether it's a spilled drink, grapes crushed into the carpet, mud, dirt, or even pet messes, it seems I am cleaning my carpet a few times a week, at least! This can be pretty annoying, especially when using a huge, bulky, full-sized shampooer.
Luckily, the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner does everything our large shampooer does, only better. The suction and scrubbing action is absolutely amazing, and this unit is highly portable. It's lightweight, and I love the luggage-style handle. This makes it very easy to move from place to place.
We have used this on SO many different stains, from blood and mustard to cat gak and doggie diarrhea. Some of these stains were in odd places, so I can't really say how long they had been there before treating them. We have found that no matter how old or set-in the stain, the Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner removed them completely and quickly.
The scrubbing brush is motorized, which definitely saves time while cleaning, and it also really gets down deep into carpets. I have found that when using this to clean pet messes, we don't experience any remarking later on. This is a huge plus, since with so many pets, getting stains and odor out is key when trying to prevent accidents.
Changing the water and cleaner is also very easy. (MAJOR brownie points there!) Usually, I have to have my husband use our large shampooer since it's hard to snap the pieces in. With this Rug Doctor Spot Cleaner, I can have it ready to go in no time flat.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with pets, kids, or both! It's been an absolute life-saver, and keeps our carpets looking clean and fresh between deep cleanings. This little gem is portable and powerful, making it our go-to product for any messes that come our way.
**I received a Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner sample to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.**