BISSELL® Presents: How to Clean Stairs

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If you have stairs in your home you know they’re high-traffic and collect their fair share of dirt and grime. Unfortunately, stairs can be a pain to clean, especially if your stairs have carpet on them. We know everyone is looking for the best way to clean carpet on stairs. That’s why we put this post together, so you can learn how to clean carpeted stairs quickly and efficiently with products that work best for your lifestyle. Cleaning stairs is not a new problem. In fact, people have struggled with it for years. And just as long as they’ve struggled with the chore, BISSELL has been working on products that make cleaning stairs easier. We’re proud of the products we offer and the fact that they help you spend less time cleaning and more time doing things that matter to you – like spending time with your family.

Stepping Up How to Vacuum Stairs

Pet parents know best that it’s amazing where some of our furry friends’ hair can end up, and stairs are notorious for collecting pet hair. That’s why when we designed our ICONpet™ Cordless Vacuum with the capabilities to clean pet hair anywhere. Not only is it an upright stick vacuum, it also converts into a hand vacuum and a high reach vacuum, so it’s three machines in one. One of the best uses of the hand vacuum is to clean carpeted stairs and hard floor stairs. It has a Motorized TurboBrush® tool to vacuum those high-traffic areas on your stairs. It features a LED Lighted Crevice tool to get into the toughest sections of the stairs; the corners and along the walls. And if you thought it couldn’t get any better, it does. ICONpet™ is cordless, so you don’t have to worry about a cord limiting your movements while you try and clean carpet stairs in your home.

See Spots Go

Stairs are a hazard for certain people in our families, especially the little ones. It can be hard enough for them to walk up and down the stairs by themselves, so if they’re carrying any sort of food, we can’t help but worry. We all know how quick a muddy footprint can make itself at home on carpeted stairs. If the mud gets on your hard floor stairs you can usually get away with wiping it up with a cloth and some cleaner. But mud on carpet? That stuff stains. That’s why we recommend keeping a bottle of one of our spot and stain removers nearby. For this muddy footprint situation, and many other stains, BISSELL Professional Pet Stain and Odor Removing Formula is one of our favorites to recommend. If for some reason you need to know how to clean carpet on stairs by hand, this stuff is works. And if the stain on your stairs needs a little more attention, consider this the perfect pretreat and move on to the next step below.

How to Clean Carpet on Stairs like the Pros

As much as we love spot cleaning our stairs, we have a new favorite way to deep clean carpeted stairs! Our JetScrub Pet Carpet Cleaner is our first upright carpet cleaner that works specifically as a stair carpet cleaner, too. It’s one of the many things we love about this machine. We also love that it’s lightweight, so carrying it up and down the stairs while you clean is easy.

“I have used many carpet cleaners in the past, and one of my biggest issues is the weight. They are always so heavy making it impossible to do the stairs. The JetScrub™ Pet Carpet Cleaner is so lightweight! It's incredible!”* -Cacraftymom, 5-star review

*Review from as of 7/25/19. This reviewer received a free product in exchange for an honest review.

JetScrub Pet is designed with a collapsible handle that drops down into the machine to give you more control and get you closer to the stairs. It also has a special handle right above the foot of the machine to give you even more control as you make your passes back and forth on the stairs.

Features like these are why we like to call JetScrub Pet our best upright spot and stain cleaner. It works on messes in small spaces, like stairs!

Now that you know how to clean carpet on stairs, remember, these are not our only helpful products. We offer everything from steam cleaners for your shower to machines that vacuum and wash your floors at the same time. You can find the right machine for your cleaning needs by answering a few short questions on our product selector. Happy cleaning!