No matter how much care and effort you take to keep your carpets clean, there are times when the regular methods just aren’t enough.
This is especially true in heavy traffic areas, where carpets are subjected to dirty feet, shoes, and all sorts of other dirt spreading culprits.
When regular cleaning falls short, a good carpet cleaner is what is needed to restore your carpet to its best look and feel.
The Bissell Proheat 2x Carpet Cleaner is an excellent choice for performing this task.
This article will present six easy to follow steps necessary to use a Bissell Proheat 2x, ensuring that you get the best possible results.
Step 1: Make a plan
Carpet cleaning requires a bigger plan than simple vacuuming calls for.
The first thing you have to remember is that your carpet is going to be wet, and so you will need to make sure you don’t clean yourself into a corner.
Move any furniture out of the way, or out of the room completely, and plan your route so that you can exit the room easily when finished.
Step 2: Preliminary cleaning
Once you have moved the furniture, go ahead and clean the carpet normally.
A carpet cleaner is designed to deep clean a carpet, not to remove surface dirt and debris.
Thus, you want to vacuum your carpet before using a carpet cleaner each and every time.
For carpets that have heavy dirt or stains, Bissell offers a pretreatment formula that can be applied before cleaning.
Follow the instructions on the bottle regarding how much to use and how long to let sit before using the carpet cleaner.
Step 3: Prepare the machine
The Bissell Proheat 2x has two tanks for liquid.
One is for water, located at the base of the unit, and the other is for the cleaning formula, located at the back of the unit.
The water tank lifts out, allowing you to take it to your sink and fill separately. Be sure to fill using the prescribed amount of water.
Next, remove the formula tank from the back of the machine.
Unscrew the cap and insert before filling with the Bissell formula recommended for the machine.
Always use the prescribed Bissell formula.
Step 4: Adjust settings
The Bissell Proheat 2x is designed to perform various functions.
As a result, you have to make sure the unit is set to perform the task you desire.
On the Custom Clean Dial, choose the level of cleaning to what you need. Settings include heavy traffic, normal clean, light clean or water rinse.
Next, set the Ready Tools Dial to the appropriate setting (floor cleaning, in this case).
Once the unit is set, you can plug it in and turn on the switches.
Give the unit 1 minute to reach its desired heating temperature.
Step 5: Clean the carpet
Clean your carpet using long, even cleaning strokes.
Depress the trigger to release cleaning fluid.
Only make one pass forward and one pass back over each part of your carpet.
Be careful not to soak your carpet—only use the amount of cleaner prescribed in the instructions.
Step 6: Cleanup
After you complete your carpet cleaning, remove and empty the water and fluid tanks.
Remove any debris from the brushes or from the carpet, as debris buildup can occur after washing heavy traffic areas.
Allow the carpet to dry.
Using the Bissell Proheat 2x will ensure your carpets look and feel there best for as long as you have them.
Following the six steps in this article will keep you from making any costly mistakes, while helping you to get your carpets looking like new.