So, here’s how it usually goes: Your lovely pet, a real live member of your family, can really do a number on your carpeting. He, after careful consideration, decides to show you that your carpet is actually the perfect place to do his business. In other words, relieve himself.
But, how do you know he’s performed this act? Sometimes you don’t. Maybe you were busy, or perhaps it already dried and you missed the opportunity to scold him, but eventually you catch a whiff of something. Is it ammonia?
Homes come with many sources of odors. For example, cigarettes, cooking foods, body odor, chemicals, and maybe even a musty basement or two. That’s a whole lot of ‘could it be’ odors. But, could it be Fido? Uh oh. Surely all odors can be an embarrassment when company walks through the door, but there’s no odor like old, or even new, pet urine odor.
Muddy paw prints and shedding fur can very easily find their way into your carpet but these are things that are pretty easy to clean. But you can scrub at the urine and scrub and scrub and a day later, the smell is there again. Only this time it is accompanied with the chemicals you used to scrub and scrub.
The sad part is, we become so used to the way our homes smell that we aren’t even aware there’s an odor. It’s only when we leave the house and return that we smell it. So, for whatever the reason your dog has done his business on your carpet, the outcome is the same. An odorous carpet. And once he does it, it’s there for him to do it again, and again and again. This proves that a dog’s sense of smell is 100 times better than ours.
More than likely you’re sitting there with visions of scrubbing and cleaning and never getting rid of the smell, but don’t worry. There’s an answer out there for you. In fact, here are a few to choose from:
Best Handsfree Spot & Stain Cleaner
A wonderful hands-free spot and stain cleaner, Bissell Spotbot Pet Cleaner (corded) this little cleaner has deep reach technology. Just choose your setting and walk away. It will do all the cleaning for you cleaning from the bottom up. It actually removes deep-down stains thoroughly.
The Bissell has a very unique spiral brushing action that incredibly has four hundred cleaning revolutions. Most effective to remove very tough stains. It has a microban- antimicrobial-product protection. This is actually built into the SpotBot Pet which will guard again the growth of the bacteria that causes odor, mildew and mold. It has a very powerful suction which cleans from the bottom up. Does one eight inch circle at a time.
Best Multi-Purpose Handheld Steam Cleaner
This is a steamer with a safety lock and is used for pet stain removal. The New Version (Comforday) Multi-Purpose Handheld Steam Cleaner is used for multiple purposes, like mattresses, car seats and more. It’s capable of removing the deepest grease and grime from surfaces and even soap scum from glass doors.
The powerful hot steam reaches a maximum of 1050 watts of power and for fifteen to twenty minutes will emit a powerful, pressurized steam up to 270F. This is a chemical free steamer. There are no harmful fumes and it is equipped with a safety-lock right on the hands for protection to children and pets against the hot steam. With an extra-large extension cord, it can reach up to ten feet of work area without switching plugs. The steam is safe for any hard surface (sealed) like ceramic, wood, laminate and vinyl.
The accessories include a spray nozzle that’s bent, a round brush, flexible hose and window cleaning tool. This product is very simple to use. Simply use water to fill the tank…no chemicals at all. Just lightly tap the steam button and then the spray flows out of the nozzle of your desired function and press steam to clean.
Users state that the little stream cleaner was much more than expected. One user reported that it really blew her mind. This sucker means business! It packs a huge punch!
Best Pet Full Sized Carpet Cleaner
This pet carpet cleaner – Bissell Deep Clean Premier (17N4) has an unbeatable pet odor removal, especially old pet urine. It removes pet stains and offers a superior clean comparable to a professional cleaning.
Its heatwave technology maintains the constant temperature of the water throughout the entire cleaning process with its twelve rows of dual power-brushes that rotate. It is also equipped with edge-sweep brushes that cleaned against the baseboards and even has a surround suction which helps get the surface of the carpet to dry faster.
This little machine includes a basket to collect the pet hair and as it does that, it cleans and fluffs your carpeting.
Users report that it fluffs and cleans the carpeting better than professional carpet cleaning companies. It really does the trick from not putting in hardwood or ceramic. The best darn machine out there!
So to sum it all up. It’s gonna happen. Fido is going to pee on your carpet once in a great while, even if he is totally trained. Accidents do occur. And there’s no need to panic because there are some wonderful pieces of equipment on the market, such as those mentioned, that will clean deeply and thoroughly for you and leave you with no odor of ammonia or urine at all. Even when you leave the house and come back, there will be no odor. Good Fido!