Home and Family Cleaning Tips

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Why deep clean my carpets and upholstery?

Deep cleaning is a carpet-cleaning process that loosens and removes most harmful dirt and gound-in grit, which may be deep down in your rugs and carpets. Not only does it protect the investment you have in your home, but parents of young children, pet owners and allergy sufferers may find deep cleaning especially beneficial. Deep cleaning your carpet and upholstery will extend the life. Carpet and upholstery are major investments which are expected to last for a long time. Using the BISSELL Deep Cleaners in combination with the BISSELL Deep Cleaning Formulas, you can expect your carpet and upholstery to look newer and smell fresher.

How long does it take carpets and upholstery to dry after deep cleaning?

On the average, it will take approximately 2-4 hours for carpet and upholstery to dry after being deep cleaned. To expedite the drying process, you will want to use a fan and increase your air circulation.

Are BISSELL Formulas harmful to humans or pets?

BISSELL Formulas are non-toxic; water based products which are not harmful to humans or pets when used as directed. Because birds have very sensitive respiratory systems, as a precaution they should be removed from any room in which you will be deep cleaning. You should always use cleaners with care and according to labeled product instructions.

When should I use the BISSELL Tough Stain Precleaner?

The BISSELL Tough Stain PreCleaner should be used to pre-treat high traffic or stained areas. These are areas which demand extra attention due to higher use and/or abuse. The Tough Stain PreCleaner is available in a 22-ounce trigger bottle for manual application. You will need to apply this to the area, which requires the added attention. Please follow directions from the bottle for best results.

When should I use the BISSELL Fiber Cleansing Formula™ with Scotchgard™ Protector?

The BISSELL Fiber Cleansing Formula with Scotchgard Protector should be used to clean soil, debris, and common ground in dirt. The chemical is specially formulated to attack dirt and debris. When using in your full size BISSELL Deep Cleaner, you will notice great results.

How do I remove ground-in dirt from my carpet?

First, pre-treat the carpet with BISSELL Tough Stain Precleaner. Then, clean the carpet with hot water and your BISSELL Deep Cleaning Machine with the SmartMix dial set to the high traffic. Make sure that three or four wet passes are taken for each section cleansed. The wet passes should be followed by at least two dry passes. When cleaning is complete, a recommendation would be to use a fan to expedite drying.

What types of carpet are best suited for deep cleaners?

Almost all types of carpet can be deep cleaned with the BISSELL Deep Cleaners. For best results check with your carpet manufacturer’s deep cleaning suggestions. For your upholstery, please check the care instructions. If the care instructions do not recommend using any water to clean, do NOT use the BISSELL Deep Cleaners or BISSELL cleaning formulas.

How do I remove the static from the carpet?

Mix 1 part liquid fabric softener with 5 parts water, mist the carpet lightly with a spray bottle. Then, let it dry. You may want to repeat every couple months. You may find a humidifier will help eliminate the static electricity.