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Holiday Stain Removal Tips


Holiday Stain Removal TipsWhile celebrating the holidays with friends and family, there are bound to be accidents and spills. Fortunately, BISSELL has several options for removing spots and stains so you can spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying the holiday. For additional stain removal tips, visit our Stain Guide or download our Stain Solver app!
  • How do I remove a stain from red wine?

    Hosting the holiday gathering can be so much fun, but also very nerve wracking! These tips will help put those nerves at ease.

    Stains like wine, cola and juice can be treated with BISSELL OxyPro® Stain Remover for Carpet. First, remove excess liquid or solid particles from the stain. Spray in a circular pattern, completely covering the stain. Do not rub it. Wait 5 minutes. Repeat application and wait overnight if any stain remains.

    You can also try carpet cleaning with your portable or upright carpet cleaner. For more details visit our Stain Guide!

  • How can I remove the sour milk smell from spilled eggnog?

    Here at BISSELL, we enjoy eggnog during the holidays as well! Luckily, a smelly stain like sour milk can be removed with BISSELL Enzyme products and carpet cleaning.

    The best option for removing the sour milk from your carpets is to apply an enzyme product such as Pet Stain & Odor Pre-treat for Carpet & Upholstery. Why a Pet Stain & Odor product you ask? Because it contains the enzymes that will eat the sour milk that is carpet into your carpet fibers. After treating the area place a damp towel over the stain for 48 hours. You may need to repeat this step depending on how carpet and how much milk was spilled. 

    For best results you will want consider carpet cleaning the area with a portable or upright carpet cleaner. For more details visit our Stain Guide.
  • Candle wax was spilled on the carpet. How do I get it out?

    Tis the season for scented candles! Using candles during the holidays are great - but they can also be a little messy! We can help!

    Did you know candle wax is actually made of grease? Tough Stain Pre-Treat for Carpet & Upholstery is BISSELL's best grease dissolver, making it ideal for helping to remove candle wax from your carpet.

    The best way to remove candle wax from your carpet is to pre-treat the area with BISSELL’s Tough Stain Pre-treat for Carpet & Upholstery to loosen the wax, and then use a deep cleaner with hot water. Gently work the solution into the area with a small brush, sponge or cloth using light strokes from the edges of the stain to the center. Do not rub the stain. Wait 5 minutes. The hotter the water the better because it dissolves the wax.

    After pre-treating, we recommend deep cleaning with an upright or portable deep cleaner. If you do not have a deep cleaner follow the pre-treat with OxyPro® Stain Remover for Carpet, if any of the stain remains.

    Looking for other stain remover tips? Visit our Stain Guide.

  • Someone spilled gravy on the carpet during dinner, will the stain come out?

    Not to worry, there are several options to remove gravy stains from carpet made by even the messiest eaters. You’ll never have to worry about passing the gravy again!

    We recommend using a grease-fighting product such as the BISSELL Tough Stain Pre-treat for Carpet & Upholstery and then follow up by deep cleaning. Gently work the solution into the area with a small brush, sponge or cloth using light strokes from the edges of the stain to the center. Do not rub the stain. Wait 5 minutes.

    To thoroughly clean the soiled area, use an upright deep cleaner or portable deep cleaner and a BISSELL upright deep cleaning formula or a portable deep cleaning formula.

    Visit the Stain Guide for step by step instructions or other cleaning methods.

  • How do I remove hot chocolate spills from my carpet?

    When it’s cold out, there’s nothing like hot chocolate to warm you up - until it ends up spilled on your carpet.  Fortunately, BISSELL can help!  

    Try an oxygen based product such as the OxyPro® Stain Remover for Carpet. Gently work the solution into the area with a small brush, sponge or cloth using light strokes from the edges of the stain to the center. When you reach the center of the stain, lightly pinch in an upward motion. Do not rub the stain. Wait 5 minutes.

    After treating the stain with OxyPro® Stain Remover for Carpet we recommend cleaning with a portable or upright deep cleaner. For more details visit our Stain Guide!

  • Any hope for removing soot stains from someone sliding down the chimney?

    Whether the chimney is used for a cozy fire or for some special deliveries, it can make for some tough messes around the fireplace.

    If you have soot from the fireplace that has trailed its way to your carpet or rug, we recommend using a BISSELL deep cleaner. You should first treat the area with BISSELL Tough Stain Pre-treat for Carpet & Upholstery. Gently work the solution into the area with a small brush, sponge or cloth using light strokes from the edges of the stain to the center. When you reach the center of the stain, lightly pinch in an upward motion. Do not rub the stain. Wait 5 minutes.

    For the best results, use an upright deep cleaner or portable deep cleaner with a BISSELL upright deep cleaning formula or a portable deep cleaning formula.

    Visit our Stain Guide for additional cleaning tips or learn more about deep cleaning today!

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