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Does Rug Doctor soak up water?

Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020

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The Rug Doctor deep cleaner has a powerful motor that will suck up and extract water from your carpet. If you accidently applied too much cleaning solution, simply follow up with a couple of dry passes. When done, your carpet should be slightly damp to the touch.

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Similarly, can you use a Rug Doctor to extract water?

A: The Rug Doctor machine not only deep cleans your carpet; it can also be used to extract water from carpets left wet from a flood. You can use the machine to extract surface water from carpeting, and good judgment must be exercised when extracting water from overly wet carpet to avoid risk of electrical shock.

Also Know, how long does Rug Doctor take to dry? two hours

Consequently, how do you soak up water from carpet?

Dry the carpeting separately.

  1. Place towels over the carpeting and walk over them to get the water to soak up into the towels. Replace with fresh, dry towels as they get wet.
  2. Use a hairdryer and position it over the wet towels. Keep doing this until they are completely dry.

Why does my carpet smell worse after cleaning?

The biggest reason for a bad-smelling carpet after cleaning is that the underlying backing or padding got wet and wasn't dried properly. This can cause mildew or a bit of a sour smell until that backing has a chance to dry.

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How can I make my carpet dry faster after cleaning?

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Does baking soda draw out moisture?

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How do you get water out of carpet after flooding?

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Should you vacuum after carpet cleaning?

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