Safeway Carpet Cleaner Rental Policy: Availability, Pricing Detailed

You can rent a Rug Doctor carpet cleaner through most Safeway stores from as little as $19.99. Specialized attachments for other surfaces, such as hardwood floors and tiles, are also available to rent for about $5 each. For more details on renting a carpet cleaner at Safeway, see below.

Safeway Carpet Cleaner Rental Policy

Safeway rents out Rug Doctor carpet cleaners at most locations, corporate customer service representatives at Safeway and Rug Doctor confirmed. Since not all Safeway locations offer carpet cleaner rental, you may want to call your local Safeway.

There are three different models of Rug Doctor carpet cleaners available to rent: the X3 Carpet Cleaner, the Pro Deep Cleaner, and the Pro Portable Detailer & Spot Cleaner. Rental options may vary by location, however.

Rug Doctor’s X3 Carpet Cleaner costs $29.99 for 24 hours or $39.99 for 48 hours. If you require a deeper clean, Rug Doctor’s Pro Deep Cleaner costs $34.99 for 24 hours or $44.99 for 48 hours. Rug Doctor’s Pro Portable Detailer & Spot Cleaner spot cleans carpets and upholstery; it costs $19.99 for four hours, $24.99 for 24 hours, or $34.99 for 48 hours. Attachments range between $4.99 and $5.99 and allow you to clean hard and soft surfaces with your rental machine.

Rug Doctor carpet cleaners need a cleaning solution, which you can also purchase from Safeway. Rug Doctor’s own-brand cleaning solutions range between $4.99 and $23.99, but you’re free to use another company’s solution, or even make your own if you prefer.

Safeway requires two forms of identification to rent out a Rug Doctor carpet cleaner. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license, passport, military ID card, student photo ID, credit card, state/DMV-issued photo ID, immigration card with photo, or a store check cashing card.

If you don’t return the carpet cleaner within the allotted timeframe, you’ll be charged the initial amount you paid to rent the machine each day until it’s returned, customer service representatives said. And, if you don’t return the machine clean, some locations may charge a cleaning fee of around $15 to $30.

If your local Safeway store doesn’t rent out carpet cleaners, you can find carpet cleaner rentals at other retailers like Albertsons, Food Lion, Stop & Shop, Vons, Kroger, and Walmart (as previously reported). See our related articles  for the cost to rent a carpet cleaner at each store and a comparison of rental carpet cleaning machines. To hire a professional carpet cleaning service, see our article listing of the largest carpet cleaning services.

In Summary

Most Safeway stores rent out Rug Doctor carpet cleaners. Prices start at $19.99 for a four-hour rental, and you generally have a choice of three different models, although rental options may vary by location. There are also attachments available to rent for around $5 which enable you to clean surfaces other than carpets. Rug Doctor machines require a cleaning solution, which is sold separately, but you’re not restricted to Rug Doctor-branded cleaning solutions.


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    Why does it say Rental Cleaning is $15.00?

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
      First Quarter Finance logostaff

      Hello, Fitsum! Rug Doctor rental locations may charge cleaning fees. Some stores charge this amount as a refundable deposit, while others will add the amount to your final bill if you do not fully empty and wipe down the machine before you return it. We have confirmed that some Safeway stores do charge cleaning fees ranging from around $15 to $30, and we have updated our article to include this information.