Carpet Cleaner – BISSELL vs. Rug Doctor

 

Hat’s were thrown in the ring! It was announced that the BISSELL Big Green Rental machine would take on the Rug Doctor Rental in a bout to see who will win the heavyweight carpet cleaner rental championship. The ring is a room of wall-to-wall carpet that will provide an immense challenge to both fighters. Which competitor will have the design, the strength, the power, and the stamina to walk away as the champ?

 

Carpet Cleaner Main Event

BISSELL Big Green vs. Rug Doctor

 

Are you entertaining this summer and want to spruce up the house? Trying to make that budget stretch and not replace your carpet? Need to get that cleaning deposit back on your apartment or rental home, but don’t want to pay the high cost of a professional? Rent a carpet cleaner and do-it-yourself. It really is not hard to do, and the results will make you smile. Now, you have to choose your rental machine — let me help.

Let’s size up the carpet cleaning boxers:

Rug Doctor

  • Is over 40-years-old.
  • It’s heavy, stocky design is hard to move having only the two wheels at the back making the machine unbalanced and more difficult to bob-and-weave.
  • Handle height is shorter than its competitor, and has a few locked-in adjustable positions.
  • Cleaner trigger distance is far from handle.
  • Needs help filling up for the fight (bucket and measuring cup required).
  • Clean water tank in the base of the machine.
  • One removable tank for dirty water.

 

BISSELL Big Green

  • Is in its 30’s, but hales from an impressive carpet cleaning lineage of 140 years.
  • Has a sleek, lower-slung design with front and rear wheels giving the machine better balance and quick and easy footwork.
  • Taller handle height and fully pivoting handle positions – no adjustments needed.
  • Rotating DirtLifter® PowerBrushes that clean in both the forward and backward pass.
  • Cleaner trigger is located on the handle.
  • Removable clean water tank with attached measuring cup / lid make filling easy and requires no extras (such as bucket or measuring cup).
  • Two removable tanks — one for clean water, one for dirty water.

 

It’s almost time for the main event, so let’s check out the ring.

We’ve found the toughest high traffic, heavy wear-and-tear, carpet that’s had years of hard use for this fierce battle. Even with regular vacuuming, this carpet has deep ground-in dirt and many hard to get out stains (including grease).

 

All right guys, let’s have a good clean fight…

 

Time to go Toe-to-Toe

First up — BISSELL Big Green:

The removable tanks and attached measuring cup / lid make the Bissell Big Green easy to set up for use. Snap on the dirty water tank and the vacuum cap, and you are ready to roll.

 

See how easily it handles that gross heavy traffic area? The Bissell Big Green cleans the carpet as it moves in both directions (backwards and forwards) to clean carpets faster and use less energy. The vacuum does a great job of pulling the water back out of the carpet leaving it a little damp, but not wet.

 

The long pivoting handle is an amazing feature. Not only is it taller making leverage and use easier, but the pivoting handle extends the reach of the machine, so you don’t have to take as many steps over your freshly cleaned carpeting.

The Bissell Big Green and the Bissell Multi-Purpose Professional Strength Formula with Oxy Stain Fighting Power easily handled the stains without pre-treating.

 

Rug Doctor takes a Jab:

Grab your bucket and measuring cup — you will need them to ready the Rug Doctor for use. Your clean water pours directly into the base of the machine.  Snap on the dirty water tank and the vacuum cap, and you are ready to get cleaning.

 

Rug Doctor cleans only in ONE direction, when being pulled backward. You have to expend a lot more physical labor to tip the heavy machine and push it forward, just so you can drag it backwards to clean again. Even with extra vacuuming, the carpet was left very wet. The Rug Doctor and the Rug Doctor Oxy-Steam Carpet Cleaner with Oxygen Cleaning Boosters did not handle the traffic areas or stains.

 

Let’s Clean the Machines:

BISSELL Big Green

Rug Doctor

WOW! Each machine cleaned its own area of the room, each with equal heavy traffic and stains. There is no doubt which machine pulls out more dirt and grime from your carpet — the Bissell Big Green. And of course, that is exactly what you are looking for when doing carpet cleaning.

The Bissell Big Green is also easier to clean. Notice the rectangular boxy shape of the dirty water tank and the very large opening. These features make it easy to get your hand inside and gives no difficult angles or spaces for cleaning.

The Rug Doctor on the other hand, has a small opening and an irregular shaped dirty water tank — not easy for cleaning.

 

Readying the Carpet Cleaner Rental for Return:

Before you pack the carpet cleaning machine in your car or truck, you need to be sure all the excess fluids are drained. You certainly don’t want spillage in your vehicle. So, here’s how that works for these two machines.

BISSELL Big Green

The removable clean water tank makes it super easy to drain. You can even use a funnel and store the remaining cleaning solution for later use.

 

Rug Doctor:

The Rug Doctor does not make it easy. You have to lift the entire heavy machine to empty the clean water tank. Remember, it is part of the base of the machine. Not fun.

 

Recap the Boxing Match:

Here is the up-close and ugly truth! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and it is so true.

 

We finished the room with the BISSELL Big Green, and just look at how nice that carpet looks now.  We have a very clear winner…

 

Introducing the Heavyweight Carpet Cleaning Champion:

 

The Bissell Big Green wins the bout in every category. It’s superior design makes this machine easy to use from start to finish. It’s excellent cleaning power not only cleans your carpet better, but does not leave it soaking wet. The BISSELL cleaning formula has a fresh scent and leaves no residue behind. Congratulations, Champ!

 

 

 

Now, you’ve seen how awesome the Bissell Big Green Carpet Cleaner Rental is. Want to get a FREE RENTAL? It’s easy, just ENTER THE GIVEAWAY! All you have to do is leave me a comment, and tell me:

Why would you choose the BISSELL Big Green Rental?

The GIVEAWAY will close Sunday, June 12, 2016. All who leave a comment answering the above question will be automatically entered.

 

Even if you don’t win the giveaway, you can still get a screaming deal on your next BISSELL Big Green Rental and Machine Formula with this $10 OFF COUPON!

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8 Easy Ways To Green Your Pool And Save Money

8 Easy Ways to Green Your Pool and Save Energy

Memorial Day is upon us, and you know what that means! It’s time for the pool to open! If you’re anything like me, you probably look forward to hosting parties and hanging out with family by the pool. However, pool ownership can also be pretty expensive in terms of upkeep and energy usage. If you’re looking to save money, give back to Mother Nature, or reduce your exposure to harsh chemicals this Summer, then it’s the perfect time to look into greening your pool.

Not sure where to start? Check out these 8 tips:

1. Reduce chlorine
Think chlorine is the only way to keep your pool clean? Think again!

Although it may not be possible to completely eliminate chlorine, you can drastically reduce your usage by installing a salt water and UV filtration system. As the salt travels through the system it is broken down to produce chlorine (bye-bye manufactured tablets!) and the UV filtration fights algae and bacteria.

2. Go solar
Going green doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy heated water.

If you want to heat your pool, rely on solar power to get it up to temperature. Installing solar collectors can reduce the amount of energy, such as gas or electric, used by up to 60 percent per year. You can install a solar heating system complete with panels, or use a solar cover for your pool.

3. Cover it up
In fact, simply covering your pool will go a long way towards making it greener. A pool enclosure reduces evaporation, cuts down on the amount of chemicals you need by keeping out debris, and can keep your pool up to 10 degrees warmer without a heating system.

4. Bring on the rain
Stop wasting water (and money) by using rainwater to top off your pool. Whether you use a tank or a diverter system is up to you, just make sure to think about how to handle overflow and filter out debris.

5. Double-duty landscaping
With the proper planning, you can improve your landscape AND block wind from your pool. Using shrubs or planters to block the wind naturally helps reduce evaporation and heat loss. Just be sure to calculate how far back to plant so fewer leaves migrate into the pool.

Don’t forget that certain plants attract pests while others can deter them. With a little extra planning you can have a bee-free pool in addition to natural shade, privacy, and wind shield.

6. Make an upgrade
You know that upgrading to a new fridge or washer can help improve energy efficiency. The same theory goes for pool pumps. If your pump is old, consider upgrading to a more energy efficient model (or even a solar model). For bonus savings, add a timer so you have better control over when the pump is in use.

7. Invest in manual labor
A pool skimmer will only set you back a handful of bucks and a little personal labor. In return, you won’t have to work your pump or filtration system as hard, saving energy.

8. Build naturally
Want to go green from the ground up? Try mimicking nature by building a pool that uses plants for filtration and is made of clay and gravel. This kind of natural pool takes a bit more know-how to keep clean, but it is cheaper in the long run and much more eco-friendly.

Hopefully these ideas will give you a starting point for making your pool more of a joy to own and less of a burden. I give you full permission to break out the swim suit and pool inflatables in preparation for this weekend! How will you be spending your Memorial Day?
~Megan

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