Remove Pet Stains And Pet Odors From Carpet & Upholstery
LOOKING FOR THE BEST PET STAIN REMOVER?
Getting pet stains out of carpet isn’t always the easiest job. There are many DIY instructions to remove pet stains from carpet, but often they cause more issues than they do resolution. Remove pet stains and odors from carpet, rugs, furniture and flooring quickly and easily with Genesis 950. As a surfactant based cleaner, Genesis 950 works with water to break the bonds of stains. When a stain’s bonds are broken, the stain then becomes water soluble and can be flushed clean from the surface. Because Genesis 950 has antibacterial components, it can break down and remove odor causing stains. Being a green cleaner, it does this without leaving behind harmful chemicals or dangerous toxins, making safe for you, your family and your pets making it the best pet stain remover.
BIGGEST MISTAKES WHEN TRYING TO REMOVE PET STAINS
There are several misconceptions when it comes to finding the best cleaning product for pet stain removal. People often look for a homemade carpet cleaner for pet stains in an effort to take care of the stain quickly. There are also a number of pet stain and odor remover products available in stores that are designed specifically for pet owners. However in many cases, these cleaning solutions may cause more problems than remedies.
- Vinegar – Too often, people recommend vinegar to remove urine smell. While it is in fact a good, natural cleaner, it should NEVER be used for pet stains. Vinegar is a natural acid with a pH balance of 2. The acidity does help it break down stains, however with pet owners that same acidic base causes other issues. While vinegar has a pH level of 2, urine has a pH balance of 6. Both cats and dogs urinate where they smell they have gone before. This is obvious when a dog is taken outside and he sniffs out a spot to do his business. Or, if on a walk, your dog sniffs a spot then marks on it. Dogs do this because they can smell the acidity of their own, or another dog’s urine. Cats do the same thing in a litter box. The odor of their urine, or odor added to the litter leads them to that spot. In the event that a pet is going to the bathroom in the house, chances are it is in the same spot, or general area. This typically has less to do with training, and more so with the fact they smell the acidity of their urine. They will keep going to that spot unless it is properly cleaned. Cleaning with vinegar does not remove that odor. Instead, it simply enhances it by adding another compound with a similar acidic base. When vinegar gets into the padding of carpet, it only creates a more profound odor and further attracts your pet to go to the bathroom in that spot. Your new challenge then becomes trying to eliminate vinegar smell from carpet! This can be further verified by The Humane Society where they agree that products like ammonia and vinegar encourage your pet to mark in that area.
- Enzymes – Enzyme cleaners for pet odors are hailed for their natural ability to break down stains. Enzymes are everywhere. The human body has them as well, most notably are the enzymes in the digestive system. These enzymes break down food to help the digestive process. Enzymes in the stomach react to food being ingested. While they can break down food, they don’t break down the stomach lining. Enzymes perform specific tasks based on their function. This is important to understand. Enzymes will only work properly if they are in the right environment to perform. This holds true with pet stains. Enzymatic cleaners might be able to clean partial portions of the stains, but they can not completely remove them because of variations in the environment. The diet of the pet, room temperature, previously exposed chemicals on the area being cleaning, expiration date of the enzyme and so on impact an enzyme’s ability to function. Nor do enzymes contain the ability to remove the odor. They do not kill the bacteria that causes the odor. In fact, many people will notice odors returning after a few days. Sometimes, worse than it had previously been.
- Household Cleaners – There are all sorts of problems using these types of cleaners. Some are notorious for discoloring carpet and creating an orange/pink tint to your carpet. Others might mask odor briefly but not actually remove the stain or odor permanently. Soap based cleaners can actually make the stains worse as the soaps attract more dirt and grime to the area. These types of cleaners leave behind a grayish tint. They can also be the cause of reappearing stains as the residue left in carpet can pull up dirt and residue from the padding. As a result, stains then reappear on the carpet surface.
CLEANING PET STAINS WITH GENESIS 950
Genesis 950 is the best pet stain remover for carpet. It can be used to remove several types of pet stains. Remove urine, vomit and feces stains as well as marks from spraying, furniture licking, oil from fur and marks on furniture, upholstery and walls. There are two basic types of cleaning these stains with Genesis 950. Spot cleaning can be used for smaller visible stains, and machine cleaning can be used for heavier stains or urine odor.
SPOT CLEANING WITH GENESIS 950
Spot cleaning can be used for visible stains on carpet, furniture or other surfaces. To achieve the best results, use Genesis 950 at a ratio of 1/3 Genesis 950 to 2/3 water. Spray the stained area being sure to thoroughly saturate the stain. This will allow the mixture to soak into the stains and break it down. Give the mixture about 5 to 10 minutes to thoroughly work into the stains. After the mixture has soaked into the stain, use a sponge or rag with clean water to rinse the area. The stain should be able to be pulled away from the surface. In the event that the stain is older or heavier, a second application may be needed.
MACHINE CLEANING WITH GENESIS 950
When urine odor is an issue, machine cleaning is a far more effective means of removing odors. Typically when urine odor is an issue, it is because the urine has seeped into the padding. The basic spot cleaning instructions demonstrated above are not effective for removing urine odor as that type of cleaning is simply to remove surface stains and does not get into the padding. The best pet odor remover for carpets is Genesis 950 when used in a carpet cleaning machine. This will allow the mixture to get below the carpet surface to properly break down and remove odor and bacteria below the surface. In the event of heavy visible stains, machine cleaning can also be more effective than spot cleaning as it provides extra pressure and suction in breaking down stains trapped in the fibers.
There are two basic types of carpet cleaning machines. The first type, which is more predominate among rented carpet cleaning machines has 1 tank which holds both the clean water and the cleaning solution. In these types of machines, fill the tank with 1/3 Genesis 950 and 2/3 water. In extreme cases, that ratio can be bumped up to a 50/50 mix. The second type of carpet cleaning machine, which is more predominant in store bought machines for the home, has 2 tanks. One tank is for water, one tank is for solution. In these types of machines, fill the solution tank with Genesis 950 and the water tank with clean water. These machines tend to be equipped with a setting which determines how much solution to extract from the machine. Typically with set in stains, the highest setting is the most appropriate.
Once the machine is set up with the proper mixing ratios, you can begin cleaning the carpet. Be sure to take your time and slowly go over the carpet. By going over the carpet slowly, you will allow the mixture to get into the carpet fibers and padding. This is imperative if the issue is pet odor. Pet urine seeps into the padding. When the mixture of Genesis 950 and water is released into the padding, it can then break down the stains, kill the odor causing bacteria and work to remove the odor.
When the carpet has been thoroughly cleaned, let the mixture sit for 30 – 45 minutes. This gives the solution the time needed to properly break down the stains. In extreme cases, the mixture can be left to sit longer. There are many customers who will perform the initial cleaning either at night, or early in the morning. They then allow the mixture to sit for the duration of the night or day. If you do choose to allow the mixture to sit for a prolonged period of time, it is important that you do not let the carpet dry out. If the carpet dries before rinsing, the stains which have been broken down will resettle into the carpet.
After the carpet has sat for your allotted time period, you must thoroughly rinse the carpet with clean water. This is very important. rinsing the carpet with clean water will flush out everything that has been broken down. In addition to breaking down stains from pets, Genesis 950 will also break down residue from previous cleaners, dirt, dust and dander. When you first rinse, do not be surprised if the return water comes back black. This is as a result of all the buildup being broken down. If your return water is brackish, continue rinsing until the water begins to come back clear.
Allow the carpet to dry thoroughly. Use a dehumidifier or fans to speed up the drying process. Try to avoid walking on the carpet while drying. When the carpet has dried, the odor should be gone and your carpet should feel plush and free of stains or odors.