Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaning Machines Earn Consumer, Industry Accolades

Earn Top Ranking from Carpet Industry Organization and Good Housekeeping Seal

Dec 09, 2010, 10:00 ET from Rug Doctor

DALLAS, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Rug Doctor's carpet cleaning machines have received significant honors recently from the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) and Good Housekeeping, entities that set the standards for quality within the carpet industry and for consumer products in general.

Ultimate Seal of Approval in Carpet Industry

CRI, the industry authority on carpet and rug initiatives and products, recognized the rental and retail versions of Rug Doctor's machines, as well as an updated machine that will debut in 2011, with its new Platinum Seal of Approval in the Extractors and Deep-Cleaning Systems category.

The organization added this new Platinum level to recognize superlative performance, beyond even those systems awarded the organization's Gold, Silver or Bronze Seals of Approval. The combination of Rug Doctor's machines and solutions are the only consumer-operated systems that have been awarded this Platinum Seal of Approval rating, and were the first consumer-operated systems to be awarded the Gold Seal of Approval in 2006.

CRI uses NASA-enhanced x-ray fluorescence technology to measure the precise amount of soil removal from the carpet, while also monitoring levels of water removal and texture retention to award its Seal of Approval.

"Being the only consumer-use carpet cleaning system with the CRI's Platinum Seal of Approval is about as significant as it gets in our industry. To be rated above all other consumer carpet cleaning systems, and on par, or even better, than many professional, truck-mounted cleaning systems is a great feather in our cap," said Tim Wall, president and chief executive officer of Rug Doctor.

Premier Standard for Consumer Products

Rug Doctor also proudly announces that two of its carpet cleaning machines have earned the esteemed Good Housekeeping Seal, one of the most trusted consumer icons in the world of consumer goods for nearly 100 years.

Rug Doctor's Mighty Pro® carpet cleaning machine, as well as a new machine slated to debut in 2011, have both received the Good Housekeeping Seal following evaluations by the scientists and engineers at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.

"A recognition like this is an honor for Rug Doctor and such a testament to the superior performance of our products," said Wall. "Consumers are careful to vote with their wallets when it comes to buying brands and products they can trust. So now, whether they buy one of the Rug Doctor machines that have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, or rent one of our machines that feature the same technology, consumers can feel good about the product's professional cleaning power."

The limited warranty reflected by the Good Housekeeping Seal means that if a product bearing the Seal is defective within the first two years of purchase, Good Housekeeping will replace the product or refund the purchase price.

About Rug Doctor

Since 1972, when Roger Kent built the first machine in his garage, Rug Doctor has grown into a household name and continues to be the leading carpet care rental system offering a variety of cleaning machines and solutions. Rug Doctor rents more than five million machines annually through approximately 30,000 retail outlets in the U.S. The company's cleaning systems have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, as well being the only consumer-operated systems to be awarded the prestigious Platinum Seal of Approval from the Carpet and Rug Institute. Rug Doctor is located in the Dallas Metroplex and currently has more than 650 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit; also, look for us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @RugDoctor.

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