For the most part, Ruby is house trained. Any accidents she has had, are our fault as we were still learning her signal to let us know she wants to go out (a very pointed stare by the way). This is what the carpets look like in the lounge and hallway:
We used to get someone in but need a few cleaning this time. DS and DDiL, plus friends, have hired a cleaner before, so that is what we did.
If on her first season she makes any mess, we can spot clean those areas.
We hired the cleaner for 2 days but it took just over a day. Loads of filthy water:
The next day we did the inner hall and front room, where most of the stains were from Ruby learning toilet training. They were still damp by nightfall but were dry by the morning. We wet washed once or twice but hoovered the areas twice or thrice.
Mind you, the carpets are now quite clean and the pile has come up a little. I would give the machine 7/10. It lost the 3 points for noise, taking too long to dry and in not getting some stains out on the first or second attempt.
Have a grand weekend everyone!