The Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3 Pet Pack is a commercial carpet cleaner designed to handle pet messes others don’t do well. What are the pros and cons of this carpet cleaning machine? What are some considerations for those looking at this carpet shampooer need to take into account?
Pros of the Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3
This carpet cleaner comes with the carpet cleaning machine, an upholstery tool that Bissell often requires people to buy separately, one bottle of pet specific carpet cleaning solution and a trigger spray. The trigger sprayer lets you put extra chemicals on the affected area before running the carpet shampooer over it, which reduces the number of passes you need to remove pet urine stains from the floor.
The carpet cleaning machine keeps clean water and dirty water separate, so you don’t have to worry about the shampooer sucking pee into the tank before distributing it into the rest of your supposedly clean carpet.
The commercial carpet cleaner requires no assembly except filling the water tanks and setting the handle at the height that is most comfortable for you.
You don’t have to use Rug Doctor’s pet specific carpet shampoos with this carpet shampooer, but if you do, it needs very little soap to clean a large area.
Unlike its Bissell rivals, it is almost unheard of to hear of the Rug Doctor leaking from any connection or gauge.
It cleans well, regardless of the type of carpet or the type of mess.
Cons of the Rug Doctor Mighty Pro X3
At fifty pounds, the commercial carpet cleaner is heavy even for its class. Some of its rivals are only thirty to forty pounds, while residential carpet cleaners often weigh just twenty to twenty five pounds. And that isn’t taking into account a full water tank.
Your floors will take a long time to dry after using this commercial carpet cleaner. Expect to stay off the floors for a day to let them dry.
The manufacturer says to use an anti-foam solution when there is foam in the recovery tank, but this isn’t provided with the commercial carpet cleaner – not even a small sample of it.
It is cheaper than the Bissell Big Green commercial carpet cleaner at full price.
The cleaning head for cleaning upholstery is small. This is good if you want to be able to get in small places but a minus if you want to clean a whole couch with it.
The Rug Doctor commercial carpet cleaner’s upholstery tool lets you clean car seats, couches and around furniture with relative ease except for the effort of moving the carpet cleaner around. Don’t expect to use this in place of a handheld car vacuum cleaner.
The nearly four gallon dirty water tank lets you clean multiple rooms or deep clean one room where the pets have made a major mess. This is a plus. The weight of all that water and risk of spilling it when you need to empty it is a minus.
Rug Doctor offers a five year limited warranty. The limited warranty covers things like it breaking right out of the box, but not repairs due to standard wear and tear.
The lower water tank has to be filled with a bucket, it can’t be lifted out to be filled. That can be a hassle, though unlike the dirty water tank, you can’t possibly spill it, either.
This commercial carpet cleaner offers excellent performance when it comes to cleaning, and it gets points for being easy to use from the start. It is one of the few commercial carpet cleaners that can handle pet messes on any scale, whether on your floors or your couch. Its biggest disadvantages are its sheer bulk, the weight and hassle of handling the dirty water tank and relative lack of water extraction after the carpet shampooer has done its work.