We get a lot of questions about how we keep our home clean with a big, hairy dog like our sweet Willow romping around. I usually smile and say, “We just love her more than we hate the hair.”–which is, I mean, best practice. But the truth is, we didn’t have any big secrets. We didn’t find a product we absolutely loved that felt easy and fast. We probably did the same as every pet owner and used multiple tools, cleaners and vacuums and sometimes got down on our hands and knees. But! This spring BISSELL came out with a new product, CrossWave Pet Pro, that we’re actually over-the-moon about, and it. works!
Willow is not allowed on the furniture, but she has free reign in the other areas of the house, plus dog doors, which means she comes and goes from inside to the backyard all day long as she wishes, carrying a lot of dirt with her. BISSELL’s CrossWave Pet Pro vacuums and washes hard floors and area rugs at the same time! No multiple tools or even attachments–the smart touch controls make it easy to switch between cleaning hard floors and area rugs.
And you wash and vacuum, which is very convenient for the messes Polly makes under her highchair, too. Or the bowl of cheerios Faye spilled this morning. Or that area under Willow’s raised dog bowls that is sometimes a gross concoction of hair, food and water. (sorry for that visual–just trying to be real) This vacuums that all up while washing it at the same time!
It’s really straightforward to use. Determine whether you want to clean a large or small area (I count the floor in our living room/dining room and kitchen as a small area) and then fill up the tank to the line with water. Then add the multi-surface pet formula–a specialized cleaning formula that is safe for pets and kids, earth friendly and concentrated (hence mixing it with a LOT of water). It removes dirt, mud, paw prints and all those other messes that happen around home on the daily – so easy.
And get this–the Multi-Surface Pet Brush Roll is tangle free for hair up to 8″–they really thought of everything.
This next photo is really gross, so proceed with caution, especially if you are eating. This is what the tank looked like after a cleaning the other day.
Gaaaagg. There’s a two-tank system that keeps the clean water/formula mix and dirty water separate so you’re always cleaning with fresh water and formula. And what you’re seeing here is the strainer in the dirty water tank that separates and traps pet hair (and all the other gross stuff) for easy emptying.
And because we can’t end on that gross (but strangely satisfying) photo, here’s Willow being the best model in the world.
And another reminder of why all the extra hair and dirt is 100% worth it. Willow makes our home and our family. And it’s nice to have a tool that allows us to focus on that more.
You can pick up your own BISSELL CrossWave® Pet Pro right here!
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