Have you ever thought about cleaning your carpets? If the answer is no then you’re not alone as research shows that 41% of Brits have never washed their carpets1. But why does it matter, if they look clean?
Well, according to leading hygiene expert Dr Lisa Ackerley, living with dirty carpets could have unpleasant health implications if not tackled: “Unwashed carpets can become homes to bacteria and organisms such as dust mites, which can put some people at greater risk of asthma, eczema and perennial allergic rhinitis caused by an allergy to dust mite faecal matter. Each mite produces about 20 waste droppings every day, equating to around 20,000 particles of faeces in every cubic foot of air.”
Pretty gross, right? If you’re now thinking your carpets could probably do with a spruce wash we’re here to help. Whether you want to get rid of some small spots or stains or you’re tackling the whole home, BISSELL has a range of compact and full-sized carpet cleaners available.
Now, here are our top tips on the best way to clean your carpets?
Step 1: Before you start cleaning
First things first, move any furniture you can out of the room before giving the area a quick vacuum to remove any debris and pet hair. This will help cleaning your carpets with one our machines that much easier.
Step 2: For best results and removing stains
Pre-treat any stains and spots on the carpet with one of the BISSELL pre-treat or spot and stains cleaning formulas before deep cleaning your carpets, as this improves tough stain removal by up to 45% . Then fill the clean water tank with hand tap water and add a measure of BISSELL Carpet Shampoo to the water.
Cleaning your carpet with an upright carpet cleaner:
To get started plug in the power cable, push the power button on, recline the handle, then hold down the trigger making one slow wet pass backwards and forwards. Release the trigger, make a dry pass over the same area to suction up any residual dirty water and repeat the process until the liquid being pulled up looks clean and then make a few more dry passes to pick up as much water as possible.
How does it work?
Carpet cleaners use a combination of clean solution, powerful scrubbing brushes and vacuum suction. Carpet cleaners inject a mixture of cleaning solution and water deep into your carpet fibres. Brushes then agitate, scrub and loosen the dirt and/or stain and then the powerful vacuum suction lifts it away.
Cleaning your carpet with a compact carpet cleaner:
To get started plug in the power cable, push the power button on, then hold down the trigger while scrubbing the mess with tough stain tool, Release the trigger, make a dry pass over the same area to suction up any residual dirty water and repeat the process until the liquid being pulled up looks clean and then make a few more dry passes to pick up as much water as possible
Step 3: After cleaning
Job well done, now leave your carpets to dry properly ensuring there is adequate ventilation while doing so and store the machine away to be used again at a later date. Before storing the machine away remove the dirty water tank, empty the dirty water then rinse the tank and place it back on the machine then wait for it to dry before placing it back onto the machine.
Recommended Upright Carpet Carpets:
1- BISSELL StainPro 6: This is one of our most popular carpet cleaners and is great for cleaning your carpets, stairs, upholstery & more. This feature comes complete with heated cleaning, an extension hose to clean up spots & stains on your carpets stairs & upholstery and surround suction to help dry your carpets so you can get on with enjoying life’s everyday moments.
2- BISSELL StainPro 10: Are you looking for the most effective way to clean your carpets, stairs and upholstery? Then the BISSELL StainPro 10 upright carpet cleaner is the best choice for you. This cleaner is more powerful that the StainPro 6, comes complete with more DirtLifter Powerbrushes and powerful surround suction to help clean the toughest of stains around your home.
3- BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution: This unit gives you the power of a traditional full-sized carpet cleaner, but the manoeuvrablity of a lightweight/compact carpet cleaner. Gone are the days when washing the carpets meant an afternoon of moving your furniture, scrubbing and 24 hours without access to your living room, the new low-profile foot allows you eradicate dirt in even the most hard to get to places. The ProHeat 2X Revolution features BISSELL’s HeatWave Technology to maintain a water and cleaning formula temperature for improved cleaning results.
Recommended Compact Carpet Cleaners:
1- BISSELL SpotClean Pro 1558E: This is our most powerful spot cleaner, combines powerful vacuum suction, brushing action and cleaning solution to remove dirt & stains. Its long hose and power cord let you clean hard to reach areas such as area rugs, stairs & upholstery. The SpotClean Pro™ features a large capacity tank that allows for less frequent trips to the sink!
2- BISSELL SpotClean 36981: This is one of most popular spot cleaners, it permanently removes spots & stains with the power of Oxy wherever you find them, from high-traffic areas, stairs, upholstery, auto interiors, and more.
3- Stain Eraser Cordless Carpet Cleaner: Ideal for carpets, upholstery, pet stains, car interiors and caravans, for tasks both small and large spots or stains. Simply spray, scrub and use the suction to lift and remove spots and stains, it’s as quick and easy as that. The compact and lightweight design allows for easy storage and fast, effortless cleaning.