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Five Tips To Easily Remove Carpet Stains

Depending on when your house or apartment was built, your floors could be covered in a variety of materials. Many of the newer homes are using a Berber carpet that hides stains and dirt, which is perfect for high traffic areas. Another great solution for homes that get a lot of traveling on their floors are the affordable laminate floors that look like hardwoods. If you have an older home, you probably have a low pile carpet, and the odds are, it is in a light color. Apparently there was a sale on light tan carpet in the 1980’s and 1990’s because it is everywhere! If you have a couple of kids and a pet or two, stains are just waiting to happen. If that is the case, try these tips:

Five Tips To Easily Remove Carpet Stains

  1. Carpet Protection: If possible, be proactive and head to the home supply store and get a can or two of fabric guard that is made for carpets. This will help repel many potential stains, making it easier to remove carpet stains.
  2. Blot: If you have spilled liquid, blot as soon as you can, preferably with a white or light colored cloth. Continue to blot until you have gotten as much liquid up as you can.
  3. Pre-Treat: If you have a sauce, food, blood or other enzyme stain, pre-treat with the appropriate ingredient. For instance, if you have spilled ink, a mixture of baking soda and vinegar can lift a lot of it up out of the carpet, making it less of a hassle to clean.
  4. Heat: If you have a stain with a red base, like fruit punch or koolaid, you can take the stain away with an iron. Take a white cloth and place on top of the stain. Heat the iron to low-medium and count to 15 and lift. Move around the stain and continue to count and move until the stain is removed or at least lighter.
  5. Carpet Cleaning Machine: Everyone with carpets of any color should have a carpet cleaning machine. If you have pets or kids, the floor cleaning products from Bissell are perfect for your needs.

Easily Remove Carpet Stains

The Bissell company got it start quite by accident on a Saturday way back in 1876. Melville R. Bissell and his wife Anna, who owned a crockery shop, were always sweeping up sawdust. On this particular Saturday night, as Melville was sweeping up his latest mess, an idea came to him. Melville invented a unique carpet sweeper and quickly had it patented. When friends and family saw it in use and began asking for it, a business was born! Upon Melville’s passing in 1889, Anna became the first female CEO in America when she took over the company. The company has grown tremendously over the next several decades into one of the industry giants in floor cleaning products. You can find a huge variety of vacuum and carpet cleaners, steam and hard floor cleaners, pet tools and cleaning products for your floor and the machines.

I was sent the Bissell  SpotClean Complete™ Pet, which can be found at retailers who sell floor cleaning products for $119.99.  The SpotClean will permanently remove pet and other stains from carpets, rugs, stairs, upholstery, and more. With the HeatWave Technology®, the higher water temperature helps clean your carpets more thoroughly. It comes with a 3” Tough Stain Tool for cleaning stairs and upholstery and hard-to-reach places, a Stain Trapper Tool to clean and separates in to another container, the more, shall we say, gnarly messes. The machine is lightweight, portable, has a soft grip handle and comes with an 8 ounce bottle of the Bissell 2X Pet Stain & Odor Formula and a 16 ounce bottle of the Bissell OxyGen Boost Formula for permanent stain removal as well as a 2-Year Limited Warranty. If you have those tough to clean stains on your carpet, furniture, rugs and more, the  Bissell  SpotClean Complete™ Pet is just what you need. Be sure to follow Bissell on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all the latest news and great deals.

One USA reader will win a Bissell SpotClean Complete ($119.99)


  1. With 4 dogs and 5 people in the house, DeepClean Premier® Pet Deep Cleaner 17N4 this would work best for us

  2. I would love to have the DeepClean Premier® Pet Deep Cleaner 17N4
    I would donate to my friend, that rescues and fosters animals.

  3. would like to have their EasySweep® Cordless Rechargeable Sweeper 15D1A

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  4. steam and sweep pet! I am always getting a mess in the morning with five cats and a 13 year old border collie!

  5. My favorite product is the Natural Sweep. We had a similar carpet sweeper when I was growing up. They are great for a quick sweep of the carpet. Nothing to plug in & is so quick!

  6. definitely need the DeepClean Lift-Off® Deluxe Pet 24A4, we have had a couple of sick puppies at our house the last few months

  7. I need this for my ‘Deuce’. He is my Jack Russell puppy who more than lives up to his name. Such a messy poop but I love him 🙂

  8. I would love to have their Powerforce Turbo Vacuum. Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

  9. I would like the ProHeat 2X® Pet Deep Cleaner 9200P, It would be amazing to own with this house full of pets and kiddos! 🙂

  10. We have 2 long hair cats, and a dog. We could really use any vacuum, but after looking at the cordless vacs the Pet Hair Eraser® Cordless Hand Vacuum 94V5 , seems like it would be a great help for fast jobs. And the kitty litter! ah! Thanks for the chance!!

  11. Lift-Off® Steam Mop™ Hard Surface Cleaner 39W7!! i would love to have that,i bet it would work really good on our hard wood floors!maybe take away some of the dust better.i never realized how dirty a floor was until we got wood floors.i bet ppl carpet is so nasty and they dont even realize it.

  12. I really need the [OptiClean® Bagged Canister 42Q8] becuase I need a vacuum that can get under beds, couchs and on stairs. My one right now SUCKS…. literally. :/

  13. I like the Spot Clean Anywhere 97491 System. That would be so handy to carry around to clean spots around the house, in the car, etc.

  14. I like the DeepClean Lift-Off® Deluxe Pet 24A4, I have 2 dogs and 4 cats so I could really use this in my home.

  15. I would like the Total Floors® Pet Deluxe Vacuum 61C5G. Now that we have a cat, my old vacuum just isn’t holding up to my expectations.

  16. I would love to own the Big Green Deep Cleaning Professional Package….would be so nice to not have to rent a good carpet cleaner!

  17. Would love a new Big Green Complete. Have one of the first ones made & I’ve worn it OUT!! Really need a new one. It is the BEST!!

  18. the PowerSteamer® PowerBrush Select Deep Cleaning System 1623… I like the steam clean for carpets & furniture… with 4 kids & a husband…it’s needed!

  19. I do not have hard wood floors but the Bissell SpotClean Complete would be awesome my doggie Dozer has an accident once in a while and with 5 grandkids this would be handy.

  20. I would love the BISSELL® PowerGlide® Deluxe Pet Vacuum with Lift-Off® Technology. I have 3 dogs, a bird, and a hamster 🙂

  21. DeepClean Lift-Off® Pet 66E12
    This seems like the perfect fit four our family of 3 with 2 cats and 2 dogs 🙂 Thanks, bekki

  22. I would like to have the DeepClean Lift-Off® Pet 66E12. I have chihuahuas living in my house and pet hair is always a problem.

  23. Our carpets are a mess. from browsing the models I would select the DeepClean Lift-Off® Pet 66E12. It seems to have the right qualities.

  24. We have pets and need a lot of carpet help, so I would probably pick the DeepClean Lift-Off® Deluxe Pet 24A4

  25. With my pets, 1 dog, 2 cats I seem to spend a lot of time cleaning up after them. Any Bissell product would help.

  26. I’d love the
    ProHeat 2X® Healthy Home™ Deep Cleaning System 66Q4
    I have a lot of allergies and this would help

  27. I would like the Bissell Spot Clean Complete Pet! I Love Bissell and have a upright cleaner, but it would be nice to just use the spot cleaner for small messes!

  28. BISSELL® PowerGlide® Deluxe Pet Vacuum with Lift-Off® Technology, we have three dogs and two cats!

  29. I would like the DeepClean Deluxe™ Pet Deep Cleaner . I have 3 dogs in the house and this would be awesome.

  30. Bissell SpotClean Complete™ Pet- I would love this! This would be great for furniture, stairs, etc. and cars!! 🙂

  31. I would like the Spot Clean Pro, its so tiring for me to get out the carpet cleaner, I like the idea of just placing this on the stain

  32. The Bissell SpotClean Complete Pet …I have an elderly dog who is not always in control of his bladder!

  33. I like the Deep Clean Lift-Off Deep Cleaning System. I have four children 6-12; they make a lot of stains!

  34. I’d love to have the Lift-Off® Steam Mop™ Hard Surface Cleaner, I’ve been wanting a new one for awhile!

  35. BISSELL® DeepClean Essential™ Deep Cleaning System I used to own this and loved it. When I moved I guess someone else liked it so much they took it.

  36. DeepClean Deluxe™ Pet Deep Cleaner 36Z9 would be my pick. I bought one and the brushes just go back and forth and do not work! This has rotating brushes and I would love to have this!

  37. I really need the DeepClean Deluxe™ Pet Deep Cleaner 36Z9! We have two very messy cats in our tiny apartment. Litter, stains and other “accidents” occur often around here!

  38. The Lift-Off Steam Mop would be amazing and so helpful in so many ways. We have a show dog kennel with 15 dogs, three live monkeys, over a dozen parrots, and other assorted creatures who track, spill, smear, drop, and make messes. Keeping the floors clean and sanitary is a full-time job and every helpful convenience is a real blessing!

  39. I would love the big green deep cleaning machine. without that heat- the carpets just do NOT get all that clean. Gotta have HOT water.

  40. I would love to have the Big Green® Deep Cleaning Professional Package

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

  41. Heavy Duty Vacuum 50C9 is my favorite product. My current vacuum needs replaced so I enjoyed the compare tool on their website. It helps you decide which features are best for you.

  42. BISSELL® DeepClean Essential™ Deep Cleaning System (8852) is the one I liked the most..thanks for the chance to win!

    Joey J.

  43. There are a multitude of selections when it comes to floor replacements. Laminate flooring is extremely stain-resistant and requires very little routine care and maintenance, freeing up your own time to flake out by the pool. The tips you have mentioned are easy and useful to remove carpet stains.

  44. Pet Hair Eraser® Corded Hand Vacuum 33A1-B , although with 2 cats (and 1 is a puker) in a house with beige carpet, the cleaner you chose would be awesome!

  45. My favorite Bissell product is the DeepClean Deluxe™ Pet Deep Cleaner 36Z9. It would definitely be used often at my house.

  46. I have three cats who for the most part are very clean but I would love to have a great rug shampooer. I think the DeepClean Deluxe™ Pet Deep Cleaner 36Z9 would be perfect.

  47. I need the Total Floors® Wet & Dry Hard Floor Cleaner 2949 for my house! We have no carpeting which is great with 2 little ones but I’m constantly cleaning up messes!

  48. I like the DeepClean Lift-Off® Deluxe Pet 24A4

    Followed on Pinterest……..….… emscout9………….…………..(Paol Trenny … emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

  49. PowerForce® Compact Vacuum 23T7V a friend just bought one of these for my family and i am in love with it but discusted to see what my old vaccum was missing

  50. I need a DeepClean Deluxe™ Pet Deep Cleaner 36Z9….my kids and pets (and husband!) destroy my carpet.

  51. I like the prize you are offering but the CleanView® Deluxe Corded Hand Vacuum 47R5-1 is also nice.

  52. I would really love to have any of these Bissel products and I really like the BISSELL PowerGlide Premiere Pet vacuum with Lift-Off Technology.

  53. I already have a Bissell vacuum and carpet shampoo cleaner,I’ve been using their products FOR YEARS!

  54. I would like to win the Bissell Spot Clean Complete Pet that was reviewed. I need a good

    carpet cleaner to get the tough stains up.

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