Are you wondering how to clean carpet? With our easy-to-follow directions for how to use a carpet cleaner, you’ll be an expert in no time. If you want more detailed information than in the steps below download the complete “How To Use a BISSELL Big Green®” brochure in English or in Spanish.
Person vacuuming carpet before deep cleaning

Step 1: Prepare Your Carpet for Deep Cleaning

Before using the carpet cleaner rental machine, vacuum the carpeted area thoroughly. If there are any old or dark carpet stains, spray them with a pretreat formula like our Oxy Deep Pro for extra cleaning power.

Person preparing the BISSELL® Big Green® Machine by filling tank with water

Step 2: Prepare the Carpet Cleaner Rental Machine

Remove the top dirty water tank to reveal the bottom clean water tank. Fill the clean water tank with two capfuls of BISSELL cleaning formula and hot tap water. Place both tanks back onto the machine.
Woman using BISSELL® Big Green® Carpet Cleaning Machine Rental to deep clean carpet

Step 3: Deep Clean Carpet

Plug the carpet cleaner rental machine into an outlet and turn on. While pressing the trigger, slowly make one forward and backward pass with the carpet deep cleaner. Release the trigger and do another forward and backward pass. Repeat until the solution being pulled up looks clean. Continue this process around your room until the entire room has been cleaned. The flow indicator will stop spinning when it’s time to empty the dirty water and refill the clean water tank.

Person rinsing the dirty water tank after cleaning carpet

Step 4: Clean the Carpet Cleaner Rental Machine

When you have finished cleaning, empty and rinse both the dirty and clean water tanks. Check the bottom of the machine and remove any hair or debris from the brush roll area. Wipe the bottom of the machine to remove dirt and hair. Please note: You may be charged a cleaning fee at the retailer if you return the machine without completing this step.

We hope this answered your questions about how to clean carpet. If you have any additional questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions or Contact Us today.

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