Deep Cleaning your Carpet When You Have Pets

This article, Deep Cleaning your Carpet When You Have Pets, is sponsored by BISSELL. All opinions are 100% my own.

Deep Cleaning your Carpet When You Have Pets

With the holidays fast approaching, I need to prepare my home for my family. We started a new tradition last year, where my family who lives in the cold weather of Wisconsin and Illinois, come to stay with us here in warm and sunny Southern California for Christmas. There are ten of us plus my two dogs, Pablo, our Chihuahua, and Harley our pug. The dogs spend most of the day outside basking in the sun and playing in the yard, while at night; they come in and sleep with us. Needless to say, they track in a lot of dirt and shed like crazy. So today, I want to share some tips for deep cleaning your carpet when you have pets.

This is Pablo and Harley. They have been a part of my family for well over ten years and no matter how much they shed or how much dirt they track in, it’s worth it to clean! I mean, how can you resist these faces?

Bissell Pet Pablo

Bissell Pet Harley

I was excited to receive the new BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet because I knew it would make cleaning easier.  I was surprised as to how lightweight it was. This makes it easy for me to take it up and down our stairs.

The machine was very easy to use and there are two adjustable cleaning modes. I used the BISSELL 2X Professional Deep Cleaning Formula in the Express Clean Mode because I wanted to use in on my area rugs.  Be sure to check the cleaning instructions on your rugs prior to using the machine. In the Express Clean Mode, it dries in one hour (I’m always in a hurry)! If you like, you can also use the Deep Clean Mode which delivers professional-style results when used with BISSELL Professional Formula.

BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution

All you do is put clean hot tap water in the tank along with your chosen formula. Turn on the machine and select your cleaning mode. There is a spray trigger on the handle to apply the cleaning solution. You can see the dirty water in the tank. That’s it! It only took a few minutes and I couldn’t believe how much dirt was in my carpet!

Bissell Pet Before

About the new BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet:

When it comes to tackling everyday messes and tracked-in dirt, people are often challenged with choosing between a quick refresh or a deep clean based on the time they have at their disposal. The BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet offers multiple cleaning modes, combining dual DirtLifter brushes with heated cleaning and powerful suction for a deep-down clean. It also comes with BISSELL Deep Clean + Antibacterial formula, which deep cleans and controls odor-causing bacteria in carpet*, providing peace of mind and convenience.

For every purchase of the BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet, BISSELL will donate $10 to the BISSELL Pet Foundation to help America’s homeless pets.

Other Features:

  • BISSELL Deep Clean + Antibacterial Formula is also available to use with this machine.
  • There is a detachable hose which is great for or upholstery and spot cleaning.
  • There are Dual Powerbrushes that feature 12 total cleaning rows for a deep down clean.


BISSELL is giving away two product bundles (including a BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet and BISSELL Deep Clean + Antibacterial formula)!  The BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet 1548 is valued at $199.80!  BISSELL will review all the comments across all participating blogs and pick two winners.

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  1. With two dogs and a cat, we really need this! My holiday cleaning tip is to clean really well before company comes over so they think my house always looks like that!

  2. Don’t procrastinate and wait until the day before company is company to start cleaning. Star a lit and tackle the big jobs a week before & do a little from your list each day! You don’t want to get too overwhelmed before everyone comes over!

  3. Nothing is more uninviting that an odor of unknown origin:) Smell out any odors. Zap your kitchen sponge to kill bacteria. Wash bath towels with baking soda to get them fresh for guests. Light candles or wax burners. Spay the inside of trash cans with Lysol before changing the bags. Spray carpets, furniture and curtains with fabreeze. Throw cut up lemon or lime in your garbage disposal and run it for a few mins. Clean out the fridge and place a open box of baking soda inside to catch any food odors. Clean carpets! 🙂

  4. I divide my cleaning tasks into doable segments over a week that way I am not overwhemed on one day and all I may need is some last-minute touch-ups before my guests arrive! I also make a point to clean my carpets and furniture to remove any dirt, stains and hidden odors I may not notice.I use a HEPA air purifier as well so my house stays fresh.

  5. As much as I vaccum the carpet, I always treat myself to professional carpet and furniture cleaning one time per year. Be sure to call way in advance to set the appointment if you want it done near the holidays at the carpet cleaning companies are in high demand this time of year.

  6. I always treat myself to professional carpet and furniture cleaning one time per year. Be sure to call way in advance to set the appointment if you want it done near the holidays at the carpet cleaning companies are in high demand this time of year.

  7. clean all the all the high traffic areas the night before and all the low traffic areas the day of so you have less to do so your not stressed out the day your company is coming.

  8. I take one room at a time and go top to bottom. Love holiday cleaning because I always find treasures under couches and chairs that normally don’t get moved during during regular cleaning!!!! ?

  9. I need this! I have a little yorkie who likes to pee in the house and a boxer who then likes to cover it up. Very frustrating! I use a lot a pet stain remover spray. I let it sit for about 5 minutes then scrub, but never feel the carpet is clean enough! Sick of spraying and scrubbing!

  10. My most favorite holiday cleaning tip is to give the task of cleaning to my husband!?
    Just kidding (well… Sort of)… During the holidays, I like burning cinnamon scented candles. It freshens the air and the smell of cinnamon makes our house feel Christmas-y!

  11. Try and keep up on the straightening during the activities.. Don’t look obsessed about it. A little here and there will help.

  12. De-clutter before getting the decorations out! This will not only make your festive pieces more noticeable, but make cleaning easier. Don’t forget to light you favorite pine/pumpkin/peppermint candle. Before your guests see your beautifully clean house, they will be welcomed by the inviting scent.
    Happy holidays!

  13. My favorite cleaning tip is to double sheet the toddler bed. When I am done washing Aiden’s sheets I put a fitted sheet on his mattress like normal, but then I flip the mattress and put a fitted sheet on the OTHER side as well. This way if there is a midnight accident I can just take off the wet sheet and flip the bed! No fumbling around for a sheet! 🙂 mattandbranson @

  14. My cleaning tip is working from the top of the room down.Clear cobwebs of ceiling, clean ceiling fan,air conditioning vents.Vaccum the couch and lounge chair,then dust and clean any glass surface such as pictures( everybody always looks at them)Finally light a candle to freshen up the room or do like I do..couple of fabric softener sheet in the vacuum will make your whole house smell nice.Yes I have cat and a dog..shedders galore.

    1. Hi Jeanette! Great tips. I too have a ton of do hair I always have to worry about. I never thought about putting fabric softener sheets in the vacuum cleaner. That’s brilliant! I’m going to have to try it.

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