Cleaning up After Outdoor Summer Fun

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

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 stains. We know you’re familiar: A fun afternoon running through the sprinkler means muddy footprints, baseball games are full of dust and playground time can bring plenty of grass stains. 
Let the only thing that lasts from outdoor fun this summer be the memories of great times, not stains on your carpet. Cleaning up after outdoor summer activities can be easy and doesn’t have to take too 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.
Mud Stains 
Mud may seem like a stain that is particularly tough to remove, but it’s not as bad as you would think. The key is to begin the cleanup process as soon as possible. First, do your best to remove any debris with a clean paper towel, being as gentle as possible. Try to avoid pushing the mud deeper into the carpet. 
Next, choose the right cleaning formula to pretreat the stain. For mud stains, a formula with Oxy works best, like our Oxy Deep® Pretreat & Spot Cleaner. If  you think the stain is a tough one or 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.
Then, use the Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine® as you normally would to deep clean your carpet. Pay special attention to the area where the stain sits, going over it a few extra times, if necessary. If any stain remains, treat it with Oxy again and let it sit overnight.
Grass Stains
Tackle grass stains the same way you would a mud stain by pretreating the area  for 5–10 minutes using the Oxy Deep® Pretreat & Spot Cleaner, followed by a quick pass of the deep cleaner. If any stain remains, treat it with Oxy again and let it sit overnight.
This summer, feel free to play hard, clean easy. Let BISSELL lend a hand.
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