25% off 24hr Rug Doctor hire for Carpet / upholstery cleaning @ Homebase Instore £16.49
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25% off 24hr Rug Doctor hire for Carpet / upholstery cleaning @ Homebase Instore £16.49

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Found 20th Jul 2012
Saw this in Solihull but most likely nationwide
It is the same price for the standard and the larger "wide track" version which does the job quicker and with less water changes so get that if they have them in stock

Youll need to factor in £12ish for detergent (says this does 2 rooms but i get more out of it) if you havent got any / or not using a suitable alternative (not officially recommend obviously) and another £3 for anti foam if doing upholstery too but ive got half a bottle of detergent left from last time so thought this a good deal to get them done.

There was a deal @ £15 for johnsons but that wasnt confirmed as nationwide or still on

To rent the Rug Doctor from store, you will need two forms of identification:
confirmation of your name and current address (e.g a recent household bill or bank statement).
confirmation of your signature (e.g. Full UK or Irish driving licence/photo card, bank or credit card, or valid passport.).

homebargains often have the official cleaning solutions in v cheap too apparently so have a look there if there is one nearby too before buying from homebase

see below for link for alternative 5 litre solution of £10
or buy official smaller bottle fro £10 from morrisons c/s desk
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Seems a good price. The missus got one of these a few months ago. Forget exactly how much she paid but is was probably twice the price of this deal.
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I used one of these last year and it did wonders. I also bought screwfix's detergent: screwfix.com/p/n…509
Edited by: "xfield" 22nd Jul 2012
I don't seem to find the option of reserving this for store pick up?
Great find, need this big time, thanks OP
PRASHO

I don't seem to find the option of reserving this for store pick up?



The title states Homebase instore.
Wonder how long offer is on for
Has anyone got any tips to using one of these,I'm worried it may make my house smell of dogs if someone previously had used theirs and its picked up loads of dog hairs on the brushes
ive just used it

you put hot (not boiling ) water with detergent in one section, you run it over the carpet in backward strokes it feeds the solution in, agitates it and then sucks it up in to a separate dirty water container

the agitator isnt likely to cause your house smell of dogs
but youll be shocked how dirty the water coming out is...


the solution is cheaper to buy in morrisons if there is one local that does rental, than it is in homebase (rental costs more though) but that scewfix link is a good price for 5 litres
Edited by: "mrwhitelabel" 22nd Jul 2012
Thanks Mrwhitelabel,it will be interesting to here how long the carpets take to dry
Edited by: "phantom1973" 22nd Jul 2012
Good find thanks
mrwhitelabel

ive just used it you put hot (not boiling ) water with detergent in one … ive just used it you put hot (not boiling ) water with detergent in one section, you run it over the carpet in backward strokes it feeds the solution in, agitates it and then sucks it up in to a separate dirty water containerCan you please tell me if you have to go over the same area of carpet several times or if once is just enough? Also, how long does it take for the carpet to dry? Upstairs in my daughter's room the carpet was placed down over wooden floor boards (used no underlay) - are these machines suitable to use on floors like this (with no underlay)?the agitator isnt likely to cause your house smell of dogsbut youll be shocked how dirty the water coming out is...the solution is cheaper to buy in morrisons if there is one local that does rental, than it is in homebase (rental costs more though) but that scewfix link is a good price for 5 litresC

Can you please tell me if you have to go over the same area of carpet several times or if once is just enough? Also, how long does it take for the carpet to dry? Upstairs in my daughter's room the carpet was placed down over wooden floor boards (used no underlay) - are these machines suitable to use on floors like this (with no underlay)
Sophiasky

Can you please tell me if you have to go over the same area of carpet … Can you please tell me if you have to go over the same area of carpet several times or if once is just enough? Also, how long does it take for the carpet to dry? Upstairs in my daughter's room the carpet was placed down over wooden floor boards (used no underlay) - are these machines suitable to use on floors like this (with no underlay)



the instructions generally say not to go over an area more than 2 times to avoid over wetting, thats what i did
the machine takes up on average at least 75% of the water that gets put down according to the data

cant comment on the no underlay thing, would depend on the thickness of the carpet i guess


sorry to clarify i did the upstairs rooms and landing the other night and the stairs the next day, rather than when i posted that

the rooms were left to dry over night and were fully by morning
the stairs dried fully in about 4 hours yesterday but mostly dry in 2-3 with the windows and doors open to aid drying

if you have problems with the stairs/upholstery hose not spraying like did, check the top piece hasnt been pushed on to hard (like mine had) as this prevents the trigger working properly (discovered via youtube) just pull it back to the 2 notches and not much further



Edited by: "mrwhitelabel" 22nd Jul 2012
I rug doctored my stairs/ landing a rug today. Just moved in and the previous tenants had dogs. The grot that came up was unbelievable.
Libitina

I rug doctored my stairs/ landing a rug today. Just moved in and the … I rug doctored my stairs/ landing a rug today. Just moved in and the previous tenants had dogs. The grot that came up was unbelievable.



can you confirm which store from so i know if nationwide deal ? thanks
We got a puppy who before he was trained made a real mess of our living room carpet. We scubbed each puddle but were left with a gray carpet that was v stained. Gladly now he's trained but I was going to replace capet, but friend suggested trying a rug doctor, First time I had used the machine and it got all them out. Am interested in hearing folk have had sucess with screw fix shampoosolution as the rug doctor stuff is v expensive imo. Did you diilute the screwfix stuff (what ratio) or did you use it straight ?
Rent the wide one, £28 for 2 days. Thanks
I use washing machine liquid in these. Seems to do exactly the same job but at a quarter the price and smells a lot nicer too.
makkax1

I use washing machine liquid in these. Seems to do exactly the same job … I use washing machine liquid in these. Seems to do exactly the same job but at a quarter the price and smells a lot nicer too.



is likely to foam up more than a liquid solution and leave more bubbles in the carpet or require more runs to clear it out

Just picked up one up today from Homebase, with the 5L of screwfix solution.

Finally finished doing my carpets and i'm sweating buckets....to be honest i'm a little bit disappointed. Granted the carpet had quite a few stains (thanks Dog) , but it doesn't really seem to have made that much of a difference. Although I did get plenty of dirty water out so thats gotta be coming from somewhere.

Guess I shouldn't have expected a miracle. Got it for 24 so gonna give carpet another going over tommorrow and see how that turns out.
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