No matter if they’re used for the house, workplace, automobile or other area, Bissell steam cleaners can sanitize almost any type of surface. Bissell cleaners are expertly fashioned for comfort and practicality, making them ideal for simple cleaning chores and upkeep.
Using just a few easily obtainable cleaning products, you can speedily and meticulously clean your Bissell cleaner in order to lengthen the life span of the device by eliminating particles, obstructions and germs that may deteriorate it as time passes.
Prepare the Cleaner and Materials
You’ll need to gather some water, a gentle detergent and microfiber cloths, and optionally a soft-bristled brush and ordinary vacuum cleaner. First, turn off and unplug your cleaner from the power outlet and put the electrical cord back in its housing. Allow the appliance to cool off before trying to clean it, which should take about 15 minutes at most. Unless you wait, the cleaner pad and lower components are still going to be hot and may hinder the cleaning procedure.
Begin the Cleaning Process
Unhook the cleaning pad from its location at the bottom of the cleaner. To clean out the soiled pad, let it soak in ordinary washing detergent and a small amount of baking soda for roughly 15 minutes to be sure the dirt is loosened and dissolved. After that, clean and rinse your pad completely with lots of water. Ensure that you eliminate all the detergent prior to draping it outdoors to dry. Allow it to dry totally before you fold it up and put it into storage with the other pads.
Alternatively, you can machine wash the steam pads using hot water and a cleaning agent. As soon as the wash cycle has ended, throw the pads into the dryer and set it to the tumble setting. Don’t use bleach or ammonia to clean the steamer pads as they can deteriorate the fabric.
Take off the water tank by gripping the handle and sliding it out from the bottom of the steamer. Pull the lever forward and twist it a little to take off the tank’s top lid. Eliminate any dirty water remaining within the base collection area. Wet your cloth or towel with hot water in order to clean the unit’s interior. Wipe off all surfaces inside the tank with your cloth, taking care to be gentle as you finish this task. A light scrubbing is all that is necessary. You’ll also want to go ahead and use the wet cloth to clean off the exterior of the tank. Should the cloth become filthy before you complete scrubbing, replace it with a fresh one.
Remove the lint filter from the lid of the tank as well. Wash it and the whole tank off with hot water. Use your microfiber cloth or optional soft-bristled brush along with a mild cleaning agent recommended for your unit to wipe out any messy deposits in the lint filter, within the bottom part, and outside the “bladder.” After that, rinse the filter again with hot water and put it aside to dry.
Take the nozzle off of the front part of the device. Rinse it out with warm water and clean it with a microfiber cloth and some mild cleaning agent. If there is any obstruction in the nozzle, push the cloth into the top and pull it out through the bottom to unclog it. Rinse once more and let it dry.
Remove any lint, hair or other rubbish from the brush roller by hand or with the optional soft-bristled brush. Move your fingers or brush along the brush roller’s edge, then draw it upwards to dislodge and remove the trash. If required, use a regular vacuum cleaner with a brush head accessory to tease out any lint, hair and other material from the brush roller.
Wipe off your Bissell cleaner’s entire exterior surface with a wet cloth as well, then collect all the dirty cloths and toss them in the washer. Rinse, clean and re-rinse any other attachments in hot water and air-dry them. Reconnect the nozzle and water container to the steamer. Line up the nozzle hooks with the front slots, connect and then snap them into place.
Store the Cleaner Properly
After you have cleaned and put your Bissell steam cleaner back together, it is best to stand it upright in a dry and clean storage location. Whenever you take the cleaner from its storage space, be sure to use purified water for the process of steam cleaning. Due to the fact that purified water is “soft” (meaning it has no minerals), it will improve the mop’s overall performance.