A clean home and a dog loving home sometimes seem like they can’t go together. As much as I try to “embrace the chaos,” there’s nothing better than a fresh and clean house. One of the areas that I clean several times per week are my floors. With a chocolate lab running around everywhere, the fur tumbleweeds tend to pile up! Not to mention the small pond of drool that Lucy creates on my kitchen floor while she waits for her dinner every night.
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Reviewing BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro
I’ve always thought that the only way to clean up those messes is to get down on my hands and knees and wipe them up. The drool even requires a little elbow grease! So when BISSELL asked me to test out a new tool that vacuums and washes at the same time I thought they were reading my mind!
Unlike other tools, BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro is specifically designed for cleaning up after pets. You’ve probably seen Cathy Bissell and her dogs on TV commercials. She’s obviously a pet lover and she’s built a company full of talented people who get it – in fact, 72% of BISSELL employees have pets! Just read this description straight from their site and you’ll see just how accurately they are reading our minds:
“How much do you hate picking the dog food out of the slobbery water mess by the food bowl before you wipe up the water? We hear you – we don’t love it either. So we created CrossWave to clean both up… At. The. Same. Time. Game-changing.”
I put this device through a thorough test and it cleaned dirt off of my area rugs, drool off the kitchen floor, and muddy drips off my white sun porch flooring (see below for before and after proof). It does the hands and knees style scrubbing for me thanks to a multi-surface pet brush roll. It’s a fuzzy roller with rubbery scrubbers built right in so it actually scrubs dirty off of the floor while being able to handle hair up to eight inches long. I was honestly impressed with how great it worked! I’m pretty sure this comes under some of the best models available on the market at the moment. It was great!
Before we get ahead of ourselves, one of the first things I want to know about any new cleaning product is what kind of chemicals I’m bringing into my home. Lucy is in contact with almost every surface, so I want to make sure I use products that are safe for her to be in contact with. I love that the cleaning formula for BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro is safe for pets and kids when used as directed and it’s earth friendly. It’s free of heavy metals, phosphates or dyes and has biodegradable detergents.
As I clean, CrossWave sucks up dirt, dust and pet hair. So you might be thinking, “what am I going to do about the dirty water tank?” Well, BISSELL thought of that, too! They built a removable strainer into the dirty water tank that you just lift out at the end and it gathers all the hair and grime so you don’t have to figure out how to dump that mess out.
The CrossWave also comes with a rinse and clean out storage tray. When you’re done cleaning, follow the instructions to fill the tray with clean water and run the vacuum through a “rinse cycle”. Then remove the wet brush roll to air dry.
So, It’s basically ticking off all the boxes!
Helping Pets in Need
And you know what seals the deal? With support through the purchase of BISSELL pet products and other donations, BISSELL Pet Foundation provides much-needed financial assistance to animal welfare organizations to change the outlook for thousands of homeless pets. Each year BISSELL Pet Foundation is committed to giving $1 million to help pets in need.
They are creating products to make our lives easier, and to make pet’s lives better! I couldn’t think of a better company mission!
For every CrossWave Pet Pro purchased, and then activated on bissell.com, BISSELL donates $10 to BISSELL Pet Foundation to help find every pet find a home.
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