What We Do

Boulder/Longmont Rug Doctor’s carpet cleaning professionals are trained to deliver the finest in service and quality. For more than 20 years we have been trusted to care for thousands of homeowner’s carpet and upholstery needs.

Professional carpet cleaning removes the damaging soil from the traffic areas that vacuuming has not been able to remove. If ground in soil is not removed on a regular basis, these areas will begin to wear excessively. The dirt is extremely abrasive against the fibers of the carpet as you walk back and forth on it.

Boulder/Longmont Rug Doctor is prepared for all your residential and commercial carpet cleaning needs.

What To Expect

You will need to do very little to prepare for our visit. We only ask that you remove any breakables from the rooms being cleaned.
When our technician arrives, he will inspect the rooms and/or items to be cleaned, noting any heavily soiled areas or traffic patterns. He will also measure the rooms at this time and answer any questions you may have. If necessary, any furniture will be moved (except very large/heavy items), the carpets will be vacuumed and any areas of concern will be pretreated at this time. The entire area will be cleaned using the hot water extraction method. Once the room is cleaned, any requested deodorizer or protector will be applied and the carpet groomed. Finally, the technician will return the furniture, placing protective blocks under the legs. He will complete a final inspection with you to ensure you are 100% satisfied with the cleaning.
While our truck mounted cleaning system removes almost all of the moisture immediately, your upholstery or carpet may still be damp to the touch. It is important to leave the protective blocks under furniture legs until the carpet is completely dry in order to avoid any color transfer.


Frequently Asked Carpet Cleaning Questions

Typically, on a hot, dry day it will take between 2-4 hours to dry. On a rainy, damp day the time may increase to 6-8 hours. Opening windows, turning on the air conditioning (or heating system) or setting up fans can all speed up the drying process.
Although you may walk on the carpet immediately after cleaning, we recommend limiting the amount of traffic on the carpet until it has fully dried. Avid wearing street shoes as this may re-soil the carpet.
The cleaning solution used is both environmentally and family friendly. Again, it is best if the carpet and upholstery is completely dry before contact is made between children and pets.
No. Our technicians are trained to move any and all furniture (except very large/heavy items) and will return them when the cleaning is complete. We do recommend that small breakables be removed by you ahead of time.
It is not necessary you be home while we clean the carpet, but it is whatever you are comfortable with. We do recommend you meet with the technician initially to go over any concerns or questions.
For your convenience, we accept cash, check or credit cards (VISA, MC or AMEX). Payment should be made to the cleaners at the completion of the job, unless prior arrangements have been made with office management.

Pricing & Scheduling

Our carpet cleaning is priced based on square footage. Other factors to consider:

  • Where is the property located?
  • Is it commercial or residential?
  • Is it vacant or occupied?

For carpet cleaning or to set up an appointment:


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Why Steam Clean Your Carpets?

Types of soiling encountered in your carpet

Your carpet is under continuous assault from three basic soiling agents: dry soil, water born soil, and oil born soil. Dry soil such as sand, dust and dirt are tracked in, carried in or blown in by the wind. Most dry soil can be removed by vacuuming, however, dry soil that has worked deeply into thick carpet takes a vacuum more powerful than most home units. Water based soil such as coffee, tea, mud and slush soak into carpet fibers and backing, as does oil based soil which can be tracked in from the street or kitchen. Once oil has coated the fibers of your carpet it combines with the dry and water based soil, forming a powerful bond to each strand.

Other cleaning methods

Detergents will break the bond of most oils and loosen many water born stains. The big problem with detergent cleaning is that soap containing the original soil is often left in carpet fibers or deep in the backing and padding. After detergent scrubbing or shampooing, your carpet will look clean for a time until the dirt and detergent begin to re-coat the fibers. Dry cleaning is another method sometimes used.

The most effective and recommended method

Steam Cleaning is a most effective method of removing soil. The high temperatures (180-185 degrees) break the bond between soil and fiber while a powerful vacuum extracts the high velocity steam and the dirt it carries. 94% of Professional Carpet Cleaners use Hot Water Extraction (Steam) Cleaning as their primary method for residential carpet cleaning. No carpet cleaning method removes all soiling, but Hot Water Extraction Cleaning, when done properly by a trained, certified professional cleaner, is the most effective carpet cleaning method for removing the greatest percentage of soiling.

Rentals have less vacuum power than truck-mounted vacuums, so they will not be able to pull all of the water out. Hot Water Extraction is the only method that uses water to freely rinse cleaning solutions from the carpet the same way you use water to rinse your fabrics when they are cleaned in a clothes washer. Hot Water Extraction, used properly, leaves the least amount of residue behind after cleaning. Hot Water Extraction contributes to a healthier indoor environment by extracting soil, pollutants, allergens, and sources of bacteria and odor to the outside. More importantly, the Hot Water Extraction or Steam Cleaning method is recommended and often a requirement for carpet warranties, including Shaw Industries.

Protectors & Deodorizers

Carpet and Upholstery Protectors

These products help carpet and upholstery resist soiling from dry dirt, water, and oil-based spills by wrapping each fiber in a protective coating. Contrary to popular belief, this does NOT prevent the area from getting dirty. This extra layer gives you more time to clean up spots and spills before they soak into the fibers, helping you keep your carpet and upholstery looking its best between professional cleanings.

Carpet and Upholstery Deodorizers

These eliminate odors caused by pets, smoke, food and other organic sources. They work by immediately neutralizing the odor itself and eliminating its source, leaving your home smelling fresh and clean.

Carpet Repair Done Right

Boulder/Longmont Rug Doctor is an IICRC Certified Carpet Repair & Cleaning company specializing in all forms of carpet repair from small patching and re-seaming to pad replacement. Some of the most common issues we tackle include:

  • Tears
  • Permanent Stains
  • Water Damage
  • Burns, Holes
  • Pet Damage
  • Seams
  • Pulls

Bring your carpet back to life with top-quality carpet cleaning and repair services from Boulder/Longmont Rug Doctor.

Your property deserves the best, and we’re here to help!
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