February 2nd, 2017

The Bissell SpotClean Portable Carpet Cleaner is a handy and convenient spot cleaner to have in your household. But, how effective is it truly in regards to cleaning carpet.

This machine is a great for exactly what it’s called “spot cleaning” , but for cleaning all the rooms in your home, absolutely not. Since this machine is small and portable, it works great for cleaning drink spills, or small accidents in your home. The Bissell SpotClean is relatively easy to use and convenient.

When it comes to cleaning an entire room, the Bissell SpotClean does not cut it, and here’s why. It has a low amperage motor which makes it almost impossible to get a powerful, thorough, deep cleaning. Also, since this machine doesn’t pack enough power, it leaves too much water and moisture in the carpet fibers. Proper carpet drying is extremely important because when moisture remains in the carpet fibers this can lead to mold and mildew growth. When there is mold and mildew in your home, this can cause serious health problems. With this portable machine not having enough power, it does not have ample water pressure in order to agitate the carpet effective and efficiently. The brushes on this machine can also wear carpet prematurely causing streaking. The Bissell CleanSpot’s reservoir where the dirty water and contaminants go, is going to be small since it’s a small, portable machine. This means you will find yourself frequently cleaning the filters and traps. The spray jets on the Bissell SpotClean can easily clog from buildup, and the heater unit stops working on multiple occasions. The Bissell SpotClean has a small solution tank, which means it will need constant refilling. When the cleaning machine is finally shut off, small puddles of water are left behind.

When it comes to getting the best carpet cleaning treatment for your floors, you cannot beat professional carpet cleaning. Many of the carpet cleaning machines you can purchase at the store, lack the power needed to thoroughly clean your carpets. The machines professional carpet cleaners use are not only superior in power, but also pressure, and temperature. The safest professional carpet cleaning method is steam cleaning, or the hot water extraction method. The pressure these machines use pull out the remaining water in the carpet which leave little drying time. Hot water extraction or steam cleaning is the safest way to sanitize and clean your carpets. Chemical cleaning solutions do not have to be used unlike the Bissell SpotClean, since the hot water extraction method utilizes the power of high heat, agitation, and pressure. Professional carpet cleaners that use the steam cleaning or hot water extraction method have an industrial strength brush, which is great when it comes to commercial cleaning. Agitation is what helps work stains, soils, and contaminants out of the floor. The Bissell SpotClean has a small hand held brush which you have to scrub yourself to agitate the carpet. The two do not even come close.

If you’re looking for a convenient and portable machine to clean up small spills around your house then the Bissell SpotClean could help out. But, if you’re looking to have all your carpets thoroughly deep cleaned then the best option is sticking with a professional carpet cleaner.

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