Mastering Home Extraction Units: A Closer Look at the Bissell Little Green Pet Deluxe

Introduction: Hey there, friends! It’s Katie from Katie on the Spot, and today we’re diving into the world of home extraction units. Specifically, we’ll be exploring the Bissell Little Green Pet Deluxe. If you’re a proud owner of a Bissell or a similar extraction unit, this blog post aims to guide you on how to make the most of its capabilities without exacerbating any existing issues. So, let’s jump right in and discover the ins and outs of this handy machine!

Understanding the Machine: The Bissell Little Green Pet Deluxe comes equipped with two cleaning products: a spot and stain remover, and an oxy product. However, I recommend avoiding their use due to their potential aggressiveness and the difficulty of fully rinsing them out. The oxy product, in particular, is known for causing a white or light halo effect, leaving behind subtle marks that surface after a few weeks. If you must use it, save it for laundry purposes, where thorough rinsing is guaranteed, preventing further damage to fibers.

Examining the Tool: This compact Bissell unit features a small upholstery cleaning and spot cleaning tool. The extraction process involves the vacuum component with its relatively aggressive brushes and the water spray mechanism. When using the machine, it’s essential to release the trigger and extract after spraying to avoid leaving a visible wet line that can lead to additional problems. Keep in mind that the Bissell Little Green Pet Deluxe is primarily designed for spot cleaning, such as pet accidents, spills, or stains, rather than general cleaning tasks.

Tackling a Pet Accident: To demonstrate the machine’s functionality, let’s simulate a dog urine accident using warm water. The first step is to remove as much liquid as possible before introducing any cleaning agents or additional moisture. After a swift extraction, it’s worth noting that the process should ideally be more thorough in reality. Additionally, considering the synthetic nature of the rug used in the demonstration, it’s denser and less prone to certain issues compared to broadloom or natural fiber rugs. However, flipping the rug over reveals the liquid has seeped through to the LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank) flooring beneath, highlighting the importance of proper extraction.

Exploring Cleaning Options: Now that we understand the significance of thorough extraction, let’s delve deeper into the machine’s capabilities. For addressing urine stains, it’s advisable to refer to specific videos on dealing with fresh urine using suitable products like ascetic acid. When using spot cleaners like EcoClean, it’s crucial to minimize aggression on different types of fabrics. The brush bristles in the Bissell tool can be particularly rough on loop constructions or woven textiles. Employing a tamping method or a gentle brush tapping technique allows the cleaning agent to penetrate the fibers without causing unnecessary damage.

The Rinse Tank Dilemma: Moving on, let’s examine the rinse tank feature of the Bissell Little Green Pet Deluxe. Although the instructions suggest adding cleaning agent to the rinse water, it’s essential to remember that showers operate differently. Rinsing should ideally be done with clean water, not soapy water. To minimize residue in the carpet or rug, it’s recommended to use distilled water in the rinse tank for spot cleaning. This approach helps prevent watermarks and ensures thorough rinsing.

Optimizing the Extraction Process: To ensure effective extraction, it’s crucial to extract significantly more times than you might initially think. Four or five rounds of extraction may be necessary to remove all the contaminants lurking within the carpet or rug. Remember, the goal is to leave no trace of dirt or stains behind.

When it comes to adding the cleaning agent, it’s best to do it separately and manually. Apply the cleaning agent to the affected area and gently agitate it using a tamping brush or a similarly gentle tool. Afterward, extract and rinse using the external rinse method. This method involves misting a little water, extracting it, misting a bit more, and continuing this process until the area is thoroughly cleaned. Be mindful of the bristles on the tool and ensure they aren’t causing any damage to the fibers.

Another crucial tip is to be aware of how you use the water trigger. It’s important to note that if you push the water trigger while moving forward, you’ll leave a line of water that won’t be extracted. To prevent this, only apply the trigger and release water during the backstroke, ensuring it is extracted immediately. This way, you avoid the unnecessary and unsafe dumping of excessive water.

Conclusion: Well, that wraps up our discussion on the Bissell Little Green Pet Deluxe and how to make the most of your home extraction unit. Remember, this device is best suited for spot cleaning, such as addressing pet accidents or spills, rather than general cleaning tasks. By following the tips and techniques outlined in this blog post, you can achieve better results and avoid making a bad situation worse.

Happy cleaning!

You can watch me use this product here: