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Bissell PowerForce PowerBrush Deep Cleaning System

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Bissell PowerForce PowerBrush Deep Cleaning System

Need a quicker, deeper clean for the floors in your home? The Bissell PowerForce PowerBrush Deep Cleaning System features a unique rotating DirtLifter PowerBrush to deliver a deep down clean for your heavily trafficked areas. You'll remove deeply embedded dirt, hair and grime in no time at all. You can also clean your area rugs with this powerful upright Bissell vacuum. The easy to fill tank and foot-activated power switch make for simple, hassle-free operation. The tank is also very easy to empty. Plus, the Bissell PowerForce PowerBrush weighs less than 14 lbs, making it easy to clean multiple areas. You'll enjoy professional results with this upright vacuum — for a fraction of the price. The Bissell PowerForce PowerBrush Deep Cleaning System includes 8oz of Bissell 2X Formula.
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Question

Pet Stains

I have pet stains. Some are near a month old. I need something to help get them out as well as keep new ones from occuring. I do want to overall clean my carpets so a hand held unit just isnt fesable. Would this be good for me? Is there anything I can do to help the unit get out the stains?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Lfeworthliving
on Bissell PowerForce PowerBrush Deep Cleaning System
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I just cleaned such a stain and was amazed at how well it cleaned. There is a pet stain formula cleaner made for this machine.
answered 3 years ago
By
gogod
 - Grapevine, TX
answer 2
I would definatly recommend this item to you for pet stains first. I spray resolve that you can use for stains on clothes on any pet stains or just stains and wait about 10 minutes. I then shampoo with wal mart brand carpet pet cleaner. Works like a charm. Good luck:)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
frenchie281
 - Fort Wayne, IN
answer 3
I used mine for pet stains (urine and puke). Everything came out! I made sure to use HOT water. You may need to pre-treat the stains.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
mommyof4inmichigan
 - MI
answer 4
They make a solution especially for pet stains. To keep new ones from occurring use this unit as soon as the accident happens.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
icepickjohnny
 - Centereach, NY
answer 5
I have two dogs, and this unit worked great on getting the stains out. It did take about 4 or 5 fillups, but well worth it!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
jvcook
 - Henderson, KY
answer 6
I have pets, too and I pretreat a few minutes before I do the entire floor with Bissell Advanced Formula Plus.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
laconiagal
 - Somerville,Tn
Question

Can I use hot water?

Does this machine heat the water, or do I have to use hot water?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Tuguita
 - CA
on Bissell PowerForce PowerBrush Deep Cleaning System
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
You have to use HOT water. It does not heat it.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
mommyof4inmichigan
 - MI
answer 2
You are instructed to use hot water out of the sink.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
icepickjohnny
 - Centereach, NY
answer 3
This machine does not heat the water, you have to use hot water.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
redneckchic
answer 4
No heat from this machine. However, hot tap water works great!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
jvcook
 - Henderson, KY
answer 5
If you want hot water you will have to put it in hot, but I found it to work well with cold water also.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
laconiagal
 - Somerville,Tn
answer 6
You can use hot tap water. Do not use with boiling hot water.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
MamaLatte
 - Crestview, FL
Question

Can I use the cleaner with higher carpet types or any type of carpet?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Bissell PowerForce PowerBrush Deep Cleaning System
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I used this cleaner on a Frieze type carpet and it worked wonders! It would probably work pretty good on shorter carpet types as well! The instruction manual that came with the cleaner had instructions for a hardwood floor piece (that was not included with our cleaner though).
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
2DumbDogs
 - Edmond, OK
answer 2
I have higher carpet and it worked for me.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
frenchie281
 - Fort Wayne, IN
answer 3
I know it works well on low carpets but mine is about half an inch to an inch shag and it worked wonders! I only had to go over it an extra time or two to really pull up the dirt and grime.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
AudreyJo
 - Evansville, IN
answer 4
Any carpet type, I have short commercial type, med shag and everything in between and it works fine on it all.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Ashes72484
 - Logan , UT
answer 5
i use it on all my carpets and types
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
penny
 - OKLAHOMA
answer 6
I used this on a shag type carpet and a short pyle carpet with similar positive results.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
jamminfool
 - boston,ma.
Question

Does this machine have an accessory to clean furniture ?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Wisconsin
on Bissell PowerForce PowerBrush Deep Cleaning System
6 answers
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answer 1
no
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
frenchie281
 - Fort Wayne, IN
answer 2
No, it just has the base to clean. No attachments.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
AudreyJo
 - Evansville, IN
answer 3
No, it comes with no attachments, it only does floors.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Ashes72484
 - Logan , UT
answer 4
no. strictly for floors and carpet only
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
luvmymini
 - las vegas, nv
answer 5
No
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
redneckchic
answer 6
No-straight carpet only.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
jamminfool
 - boston,ma.
Question

How long does it take for your carpet to dry?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Bissell PowerForce PowerBrush Deep Cleaning System
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I usually do 2 passes after I spray it with water and I live in Nevada at least a couple of hours is fully dry.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
luvmymini
 - las vegas, nv
answer 2
Just a couple of hours. It removes almost all of the water. The carpet is left almost dry.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
ChrisBotWorld
 - Tampa, FL
answer 3
That depends on how much water you use. For normal carpet that didn't have stains it took less than an hour and for the heavily stained areas it took about 4 hours for it to be entirely dry.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Girlfromhere
 - Newark, NJ
answer 4
3-6 hours should do it but I would say overnight would be best.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
icepickjohnny
 - Centereach, NY
answer 5
It takes my carpet only about 30 minutes to dry.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Ahenrie
 - WIchita, KS.
answer 6
About an hour if you go over it once, if 2 times maybe 2 hours...
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
The5hopaholic
 - Mobile, AL
Question

Can I use this product on all types of floors?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
chickie1215
on Bissell PowerForce PowerBrush Deep Cleaning System
6 answers
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answer 1
I've never used it on anything but carpet. It would be messy for a tile floor and I definitely would not use it on wood
answered 3 years ago
By
gogod
 - Grapevine, TX
answer 2
It works on all my carpet types but I haven't used it on bare floors.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Ashes72484
 - Logan , UT
answer 3
yes it can clean tile floors no problem sucks the water easily and dries quick too
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
luvmymini
 - las vegas, nv
answer 4
Some models of the PowerBrush can be used on hard floors. The package will indicate if it does.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
ChrisBotWorld
 - Tampa, FL
answer 5
yes
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
crystalangelrn
answer 6
No, this unit does not come with the Hard Floor Tool. I believe it is available though.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
icepickjohnny
 - Centereach, NY
Question

Is this product as regular vacuume for carpet and deep cleaning.

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
usha
on Bissell PowerForce PowerBrush Deep Cleaning System
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, it's not a vacuum.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Deedgirl
answer 2
This product is only to clean rugs. One must vacuume beforehand with a regular vacuume cleaner. Its not a combo product.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
catlovermiami
answer 3
I use my regular Bissel vacuum for regular duty and this unit for deep cleaning/shampooing.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
HouseHubby934
answer 4
I vacuum with my regular Bissel vacuum first and recommend you do the same. That way, the filters will not get blocked.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
HouseHubby934
answer 5
No. This is a carpet deep cleaning machine that works very well for the price and size.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Nehesign
answer 6
This is a carpet/floor cleaner, it uses cleaner and WATER. It is not a vacuum.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
keeperofthecats
Question

how much carpet shampoo do I use

asked 2 years ago
By
barbie
on Bissell PowerForce PowerBrush Deep Cleaning System
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Bissell shampoo that comes with it is a good product. You cannot beat Rug Doctor though for the cat and dog product. It is a tough cleaning product. Doesn't take much of either, it's more about the hot water you use than anything and being patient enough to go over it a couple times to get up excess water.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
lvolve
answer 2
If you get this unit use 2x concentrate and it only uses about 1/8 cup with the water..has a fill line on the bottom of fill bottle..
answered 2 years ago
By
AlmaRiver
answer 3
There's a fill line for the shampoo, just follow the instructions.
answered 2 years ago
By
divot99
answer 4
There is a fill line on back bottom of the wash tank... about one and a half or two onces
answered 2 years ago
By
Kent591
answer 5
about two capfuls per tank, then fill the rest with water
answered 2 years ago
By
bigdog0311
answer 6
HI barbie, you will want to use 1.5oz of BISSELL upright formula, there is also formula line on the tank you can use as a guide.
answered 2 years ago
By
AskBISSELL
Question

IS IT ONLY FOR CARPET OR CAN IT BE USE ON HARD FLOOR TOO?

asked 2 years ago
By
SHAM824
on Bissell PowerForce PowerBrush Deep Cleaning System
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It can be used on hardwood. You will have to buy the hardwood floor attachment. I saw it on the Bissell website.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
spfldgirl
answer 2
Can be used on hard floors. The book tells you how to do it.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Preacher1
answer 3
I used it on my entrance tile. My bathroom tile and my kitchen. Did that before I encountered the fur in the sweep broom on the front. It did wonderful.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
lvolve
answer 4
I use it on my wood floors and ceramic tile floor but they do have layers of protectant on them. would not use them on just stained wood. It may scratch.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
naturelover57
answer 5
IT is designed only for carpets. It will leave water on the floor if you try to use it on tile, linoleum or hardwood.
answered 2 years ago
By
msowards
answer 6
Hi Sham824, yes you can use this on hard floors! You will need the bare floor attachment which you can order using the following link: http://www.bissell.com/parts/?sc=part&productid=9173&partid=4385&cid=ccsocial
answered 2 years ago
By
AskBISSELL
Question

Will it take smells out along with dirt?

I just moved into a rental house. I didn't notice it when I first looked at the place, but after I moved in, i started to notice a SMELL - Verizon guy said there was the stench of cats in the house, but I have no idea what it is, 'cause I've never had a cat. Anyway, I've been successful at eliminating that smell in the rest of the house, BUT the bedroom is the only room with carpet, and the smell is still in there - it stinks! I've shampooed - with cans - the carpet in the bedroom 4 times since I moved in - month and a half ago - but I cannot get rid of that smell. The carpet in the bedroom also gets dirty VERY easily, so I actually JUST tonight purchased this Bissell, but now somebody's telling me nothing will get the smell out short of ripping up the carpet and sanding the floors, etc. - which I can't do 'cause I'm renting. He also said steam cleaning will make the smell worse! I'm just wondering if this Bissell - since it is deep cleaning - will rid the bedroom of the SMELL along with the dirt???
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
kacki
on Bissell PowerForce PowerBrush Deep Cleaning System
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
no, once a cat urine odor is in your carpet, not much will eliminate it completely. If you can visually see stains, you can try injecting vinegar with a syringe right into the stain and that is supposed to get rid of the urine odor.,
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
tlc5612
answer 2
I have had cats before and I know of the smell you speak of. I don't know if the Bissell will get the smell out completely. I would try using the cleaner for pets and pet odors. I saw it at Walmart next to the carpet cleaners. Bissell makes it so it's safe for your cleaner. They also have cleaners with scents in them. I have the spring breeze one. Maybe try the pet odor one first and then use the scented one. Hope this works for you!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
spfldgirl
answer 3
Absolutely! Also they make different types/scents to use in the tank too so you can always try a different scent as well to help:)
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
reachforstars23
answer 4
I bought this because I signed a lease for an apartment where I felt the past renter had a dog. It did pull the odor out that is why I am so impressed by this cleaner. The brushes lifted out the dog hair that was not visible on the carpet's surface. When I saw this I was very glad I cleaned the carpet before I moved my furniture in. The next day the rooms were fresh and the apartment had no trace of pet odor! I poured down baking soda and carpet deodorizer then vaccuumed. I am ready to move in with confidence!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Bizzyclean
answer 5
I agree with whoever told you water makes the odor come out.
Best thing would be to remove the carpet, but since you are renting you may want to contact your landlord.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
silvernuget
answer 6
I have found when adding white vinegar to the water/shampoo mixture it eliminated the pet odors as well as the dirt out of the carpet this Bissell deep cleaner was awesome
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
joyfulclean
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