Cleaning Up After Outdoor Summer Fun

Posted on 10/6/2016 by BISSELL Rental
Categories: Seasonal/Event

Here at BISSELL Rental, we love summertime. It’s full of great weather and plenty of outside activities. But, all that fun in the outdoors can sometimes find its way indoors in the form of disgusting carpet stains. We know you’re familiar: fun afternoons under sprinklers mean muddy footprints inside, baseball games are full of dust, and playground time can bring grass or gravel inside. 
Let’s make the only reminder of outdoor fun be memories of great times, not stains on your carpet. Cleaning up after outdoor summer activities can be easy and it doesn’t take long, so you can get back to enjoying your time with family and friends sooner. Here are some of our best tips for tackling common outdoor stains that come inside.

How to Clean Carpet with Outdoor Summer Stains

Pretreat Carpet Stains

Cleaning up carpet stains isn’t as bad as you may think. The key to removing mud stains and grass stains from carpet is to clean them up as soon as possible. First, do your best to remove any bigger chunks with a clean paper towel, being as gentle as possible. Try to avoid pushing the mud or grass deeper into the carpet. Next, choose the right cleaning formula to pretreat the stain. For mud stains, an oxygen-based formula works best, like our Oxy Deep® Pretreat & Spot Cleaner. If you think the stain is a tough one, or if it has been sitting for a while, let the formula soak for 5–10 minutes and then gently work it into the stain using light strokes but avoid rubbing deeper into the carpet.

Rent a Big Green for Deep Carpet Cleaning

Next do a deep carpet cleaning. Use the Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine® as you normally would to shampoo carpet. Pay special attention to the area where the stain sits and the area surrounding it, going over it a few extra times, if necessary. Using a Big Green rental to get a deep carpet clean is the best way to get stains out of carpet. Our rotating DirtLifter® powerbrush are designed to penetrate and remove deep-down dirt from carpet. Then the powerful suction pulls the water, formula and stain up and out of your carpet. We do the work so that you don’t have to. That’s our best advice for how to clean carpet and keep it clean!

Where to Find a Carpet Cleaner Rental Near Me

Next time you think that your carpet needs to be cleaned, look for a BISSELL Rental Big Green carpet cleaning machine at a store near you. We’re in retailer locations across the US and Canada. Just go to our Location Search Tool and type in your zip code (or postal code if you are in Canada). You can choose a 10-, 25-, 50- or 100-mile radius to find stores in your area that carry BISSELL Rental.

This summer play hard, clean easy. Let BISSELL Rental lend a hand!

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Next time your carpet needs cleaning, look for a store that carries BISSELL Rental. Go to our Location Search Tool and type in your zip code (or postal code if you are in Canada) and choose a 10-, 25-, 50- or 100-mile radius to find stores in your area.
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