Choosing a Deep Cleaner

No manufacturer of home deep cleaning machines is more experienced in the deep cleaning category than BISSELL. In all modesty, we pioneered the category. BISSELL Deep Cleaning machines are recognized as the high-quality standard of the industry with durability and reliability engineered into each unit, every step of the way. Here you will find more information about how to choose the correct BISSELL Deep Cleaners for your needs.

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What is the advantage of deep cleaning with heat?

The BISSELL ProHeat and ProHeat 2X series feature built-in heaters that heat hot tap water up to 25 degrees hotter for maximum cleaning effectiveness.

How powerful is a BISSELL Deep Cleaning machine?

For the most part, our machines are 1 h.p. and 6 amps. However, the cleaning and suction power is not directly related to horsepower or amp rating. BISSELL Deep Cleaning machines are so effective -- so powerful -- because of the design of our unique patented nozzle head and intake system.

How do BISSELL Deep Cleaning machines compare with rental machines or professional cleaners?

When it comes to convenience, there is no comparison. Owning your own machine means you can clean when it fits your schedule -- you're not tied to someone else's schedule or a store's 24-hour return policy. Besides, spills and pet accidents don't happen on a planned basis and the sooner they're cleaned, the better. But beyond convenience, when you add up the continuous cost of professional cleaning of several machine rentals, the initial cost of a BISSELL Deep Cleaning machine is quickly recouped.

How large an area will the machine handle?

When using our full size upright deep cleaning machines (such as ProHeat 2X Select), typically a 10' x 12' room can be cleaned before the dirty water tank needs to be emptied and new cleaning formula and fresh water need to be added.

With our smaller upright deep cleaning machines (such as QuickWash®), typically an 8' x 8' area can be cleaned before the dirty water tank needs to be emptied and new cleaning formula and fresh water need to be added.

These amounts will vary based on how much water/solution you are releasing onto your cleaning surface.

How long will it take to clean a room?

It normally takes less than an hour to clean an average 12' x 12' room.

Is owning a machine expensive?

When you consider the investment many people have in their carpet and fine upholstery fabrics, a regular deep cleaning -- at least twice a year (even more often for high traffic areas and spills) -- is an inexpensive way to protect that sizable investment. And, as previously stated, the payback on ownership is very rapid when compared to the cost of several rentals or continuous professional cleanings.

Is 1 to 1-1/2 cents per sq. ft. less than the cost of chemicals for rental machines?

Yes, far less. That's because most rental units require the purchase of several chemicals to do the job of the recommended BISSELL formula. Then, of course, there's the cost of renting the machine itself.

Why should I consider buying a BISSELL Deep Cleaning machine?

No manufacturer of home deep cleaning machines is more experienced in the deep cleaning category than BISSELL. In all modesty, we pioneered the category. BISSELL Deep Cleaning machines are recognized as the high-quality standard of the industry with durability and reliability engineered into each unit, every step of the way.

Are all deep cleaners properly equipped to clean an entire home?

No. Some deep cleaners, such as the upright QuickWash or compact SpotLifter 2X™ are better suited to cleaning lightweight, everyday messes such as spills, spots and small areas. When purchasing a deep cleaner to clean your entire home, it would be better to choose a full size deep cleaner, such as the ProHeat 2X Select.

I have a few small areas that need cleaning. What would you recommend?

For quick cleanup of spots and spills, BISSELL recommends handheld compact deep cleaners such as the BISSELL SpotLifter 2X™. The Spot Lifter 2X sprays, lifts and removes tough spots and spills when they happen. The Spot Lifter packs professional-style deep cleaning into a hand-held size. The Spot Lifter is easy and convenient to use... cordless and always ready for a quick cleanup.

For larger spots and small area cleaning, BISSELL recommends the BISSELL SpotLifter 2X™. The compact, streamline design provides continuous, portable deep cleaning power for a variety of cleanups. It effectively deep cleans spots, spills, high traffic and small areas including stairs, upholstery and auto interiors. The high-pressure spray loosens deep down dirt and the built-in brush scrubs spots and stains. Powerful suction lifts dirt & moisture to complete the cleaning task.