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Picture this: you’re carrying a fresh, hot cup of coffee into the living room to get a caffeine fix before you start your day, then whoops - a stumble or unsteady hand causes a spill and you have a brown stain on your nice clean carpet. When you’re dealing with ‘colourful’ stains like coffee, it’s easy to get flustered and panic about how to treat it. But don’t worry BISSELL has you covered. We’ve put together a quick but comprehensive guide on how to get coffee stains out of carpet. So the next time you feel the pain of a stain, remember these steps and it will be like the spill never happened. 

Step 1: Pretreat

When it comes to treating stains, time is of the essence - the sooner you address the issue, the better the result. The first step is to grab a cloth and one of our stain removal formulas to pretreat the fabric. For getting coffee stains out of carpet, we recommend theTwin Pack Stain Pretreat. The unique formula was specially developed to penetrate and loosen tough stains. A few sprays of this on the carpet and you’re well on your way to removing pesky coffee stains. Not able to tackle the stain right when it happens? No problem. Break out the BISSELL Oxygen-basedcarpet cleaning formulas - the oxygen molecules quickly ‘eat’ the stain away, making it easy to remove even the toughest of coffee stains. Now the coffee stain is primed and ready to be removed by a portable deep cleaner or carpet washer.  

Step 2: Deep clean

Treating coffee stains as they happen is your best advantage, and once again, BISSELL has you covered. Our range ofportable carpet cleaners andcarpet washers are designed to handle tough stains like coffee. Heatwave Technology helps maintain constant water temperature throughout the cleaning process, so the cleaning solution is able to get deep into the carpet fibres and break up set-in stains. Then, powerful suction eliminates the mess and leaves carpets looking fresh and clean. What’s more, each model comes with a variety of accessories and parts, so you’ll be able to remove coffee stains in hard to reach places like under the couch or on the stairs. BISSELL carpet washers and portable carpet cleaners are highly effective with just water, but if you’re looking for a bit of extra kick, mix in some OXY Boost Formula. Simply add to your tank along with water and clean like you normally would. The oxygen in the enhancer creates a reaction with the stain on contact to remove the toughest of coffee stains. Don’t believe us? Take a look at theSpotClean Turbo carpet cleaner in action. 


Step 3: Final touches

Congratulations - the coffee carpet stain is busted! Once you’ve deep cleaned the stain with a portable carpet cleaner, allow the carpet to air dry. You can open doors and windows to increase the airflow in the room or add oscillating fans to speed drying. If you’re worried about a lingering coffee smell - sprinkle a carpet deodorizer on the carpet, let it sit for 15 minutes and then vacuum it up. 

Before you put your cleaning arsenal away, it’s a good idea to contact or check your carpet manufacturer or retailer for specific cleaning how-to's.  For example, on upholstery, look for a manufacturer's cleanability code tag. If the fabrics coded "WS" or "W" it's safe to clean. If your tag is coded "X" or "S", it is not safe to clean. For carpet, test a small hidden area of your carpet; if the colour of your carpet is affected do not use this product. Understanding the cleaning requirements for your carpet can help take the effectiveness of BISSELL’s products to the next level.

After many years in the industry, BISSELL has gained a wealth of cleaning tips and solutions. To learn more about our quality range of vacuum cleaners, stain formulas, steam mops and how to use them, subscribe to our blog today!