Maintaining hygiene and general cleanliness is a regular part of the day-to-day business of running a household or workplace.
In many of our more personal spaces such as the home, the office space, and the car, rugs, carpets, and mats add a layer of comfort and in many instances a touch of our personality to our spaces.
These items, however, are possibly the most prone to dirt, pests, stains, stuffiness, and general vulnerability to dirt particularly because we are always stepping all over them.
The fact that they cannot simply be cleaned and rinsed out in your machine and dried makes it more likely that they remain unwashed and continue to accumulate dirt and germs over a long time.
Given the option, however, most people would be amenable to a cleaning solution for carpets and mats that allow you a deep thorough clean without the incredibly difficult task of having to maneuver these rather large heavy items all over the place.
Cleaning services are a great idea but even better is the compact deep vacuum carpet cleaner that is the Bissell Little Green Brush.
Bissell Little Green Brush is a handy compact deep vacuum cleaner that is ideal for your infrequent carpet cleaning requirements.
In fact, if you have one of these appliances, you may just find that all your cleaning needs as far as carpets, mats, and rugs are concerned, can be catered to from the comfort of your garage or driveway.
Your seats or couches as well can be cleaned effectively with this nifty gadget. Like all appliances you have, there must be care and maintenance carried out on the appliance to keep it functioning optimally, and to maintain its longevity.
Cleaning your Bissell Little Green brush is necessary. After each use, make sure you clean it out thoroughly and let it dry out before storing it for a few weeks or so before you need to deep-clean your carpets and couches.
How to Clean Bissell Little Green Brush
So you have just completed a round of carpet cleaning. The following are the steps to follow to ensure a thorough cleanup of your machine.
- Of the two water containment chambers on either end of the machine, one holds clean water, and the other reserves the dirty water that has been used to wash out your carpet.
- The clean water chamber needs no cleaning so simply pouring clean water into it and rinsing out the remnants of any soap that may be left is sufficient.
- The dirty water chamber, the vacuum brush head, and the hose are your concern.
Cleaning the hose
- The hose is fairly straightforward to clean. Along with the brush head, there is a HydroRinse self-cleaning tool that comes with the package.
- Detach the brush head and in its place attach the HydroRinse self cleaner.
- Flip the switch to cycle warm clean water up and down the hose. This cleans out the hose using clean water from the clean water reservoir sending the used water into the dirty water chamber.
- This simple process cleans out the hose leaving the dirty water containment chamber and the head of your Bissell Little Green Brush.
Cleaning the water collection chamber
- The dirty water can be disposed of in a drain. At the bottom of the container, you will find an opening with a cap.
- Carefully unscrew the cap pouring the murky water down a drain.
- In a large open basin or in a sink, put warm water and soap and mix properly. You may include a disinfectant though it is not necessary to do so. Regular dishwashing soap should suffice.
- Fill up the tub or sink such that the Bissell dirty water container will be submerged.
- Collect some of the warm soapy water in the container, close the opening at the bottom and shake thoroughly for a few seconds.
- Repeat this a few times to jostle out any clumps and pieces of dirt in the tight corners.
- Pour the water out into a separate sink or into a drain.
- If need be, refill the bath to ensure the container is submerged and leave
it in the water bath for 30 minutes to an hour.
Cleaning the vacuum brush head
- The detached head is fairly straightforward to wash. On the top surface of the brush head is a small transparent plastic cap that is a containment mechanism for the water cycling through the brush head during cleaning.
- Tug at it gently to remove it from the brush head. It should come off without fuss.
- Dip the brush head and this cap into the bath containing the dirty water collection chamber that you prepared above and leave both in the water for 30 minutes to an hour.
- After these parts have soaked for about an hour, any dirt should have loosened enough to be removed easily with a light wash.
- Some of the corners of the dirty water container cannot be reached easily which is why it is important that this bath is prepared to allow soap to break down any muck that may be stuck in the crevices of the chamber.
- Using a thin long bottle brush, scrub as much of the chamber as you can reach. The unreachable crevices will be cleaned out by shaking the soapy water around the chamber rather aggressively.
- The cap and the brush head can be cleaned using a small nailbrush or any small scrubbing brush that can circle the two pieces comfortably.
- Discard the soapy water and rinse out the water chamber, the brush head, and the cap using clean water. You can run them under a tap or use another bath. The choice is yours.
- Your Bissell Little Green Brush is now ready to be left out in your yard or garage to dry out.
- Certain that the chambers are all dry, put your vacuuming appliance away to await the next cleaning job.
- Ideally, you should clean your Bissell Little Green Brush every time it is used. The machine can become a hub for germs and microbes to thrive if it is not cleaned properly especially due to the crevices in the dirty water container.