Clean Carpet Conundrum Infographic from Rug Doctor


Check out this great infographic from Rug Doctor!


After reading this, are you interested in renting a Rug Doctor? It’s easy! Check out my post about renting from a rental kiosk!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post, however I am a part of the Rug Doctor Roundtable.


  1. Crystal @ Surviving a Teacher's Salary says:

    2000 dust mites – ugh. I am only wearing shoes in my house from now on LOL gross!

  2. i bought one at costco for $350. got tired of the high prices and soaking wet rugs. now, i can clean when i want and not have soaked rugs.

  3. I believe that 80% of dirt is brought in on shoes. I can’t keep my rugs clean near my doors!

  4. I don’t even want to think about what could be living in my carpet! I have three dogs and a son! I clean them regularly, though.

  5. Luckily, right now we don’t have any more carpeting, just one area rug. But now I’m so grossed out by what might be going on there I don’t want to go near it.

  6. I don’t know why, but my house attracts a ton of dirt and dust. We have tile floor throughout the house and constantly have to sweep.

  7. courtney b says:

    wow one pound of dirt? grosssss!

  8. Carrie Phelps says:

    Very interesting but quite disturbing 22% consider their carpet to be dirtier than their toilets!

  9. Wow this is so disturbing! I need to clean my carpets!

  10. Jennifer Young says:

    Wow, that’s really interesting! And I didn’t know that the EPA recommended deep cleaning your carpet every 6 months…. oops, I need to get on that, lol!

  11. Jennifer Hedden says:

    Some of these statistics are very disturbing to me. I admit I am a big believer in the 5 second rule, but maybe not so much after reading this. I can’t believe one square foot of carpet can hold about 1 pound of dirt. I definitely don’t deep clean my carpets as much as the EPA recommends. Thank you for sharing this interesting and informative post!

  12. stephanie says:

    this is really interesting!!

  13. Olivia Rubin says:

    I like the info graphic …To keep my carpets in my apartment clean, I make EVERYONE take off their shoes when you come into my home. I also wipe down the paws of my dog after we are outside. The carpets are cleaned once a year if you renew your lease. I wanted to try this rug cleaner but it is too heavy for me to operate with a herniated disc.

  14. Julie Wood says:

    I agree with the statement that says Americans believe a clean carpet is good for a healthy home. I can not stand dirty carpets. I like to have them cleaned every year after winter is over. Cleaning the carpets is part of my Spring cleaning, and I have used a Rug Doctor and it cleaned my carpet so well!

  15. Jennifer Marie says:

    I am interested in renting one. Thanks for the idea. Our carpet is a little less than perfect….

  16. saminder gumer says:

    very interesting infographic. this is why i dont have carpet. i have hardwood everywhere.

  17. ohmygoodness…I need to clean my carpets now!

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