Our History - Upholstery and Carpet Cleaning

About Us Since 2004, the Woolite® Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner business (previously the Woolite® Rug and Upholstery cleaner business) has been produced by BISSELL Homecare, Inc. For over 138 years, Michigan-based BISSELL Homecare, Inc. has developed innovative floor care solutions that make cleaning easier. Now in its fourth generation of family leadership, the company supplies households across the globe with vacuums, sweepers, carpet cleaning machines, hard floor cleaners and cleaning formulas.


Woolite® Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners were part of the Playtex Family of Consumer Products after being purchased from Reckitt & Colman Inc. (R&C) in 1995 (R&C merged with Benckiser to form Reckitt Benckiser in 1999). The cleaners shared their brand name with other R&C products associated with laundry care, such as Woolite® Gentle Cycle Fabric Wash.

Today, the Woolite® line consists of carpet and upholstery cleaning products in hand held aerosol and trigger bottle varieties, as well as cleaning formulas for carpet cleaning machines Consumers have relied on these products to keep their carpets and upholstery looking clean and will continue to rely on them into the future.