Remove Carpet Stains & Clean Carpet
Throughout the year, carpets can take a toll. Everyday life can leave a mark on your carpets. Spilled food and drinks, art and craft projects, smudged makeup, spilled paint, muddy boots and pets can leave your carpet unsightly and embarrassing. In addition to the visible stains, there is also buildup in carpet. From dander to pollen, unseen particles can cause health related issues which aggravate allergies and skin conditions. Even further below the carpet, bacteria can promote mold growth which can cause respiratory issues and destroy your carpet.
Keeping carpet clean is an important task and should be done not just to keep your house looking presentable, but also to reduce factors that can contribute to poor health. Spring and Fall are the best times to give your carpet a thorough cleaning to remove any buildup which has settled into the carpet over the seasons. However it always seems the carpet needs to be cleaned when it is most inconvenient. An unexpected spill often triggers the urge to clean before the stain sets in. Because of this, people typically grab the most convenient cleaner and start scrubbing away.
Unfortunately, many of these cleaners are unsafe. Many contain harsh chemicals that can impose health risks. Simple Green contains 2-buthoxyethanol, which can damage red blood cells and irritate the eyes. Spot Shot may be fatal if inhaled. Febreeze, 409 and other ammonium or ethonalamine based can cause and trigger asthma. Some of these cleaners have been cited as releasing up to 89 air contaminants. The Environmental Working Group has composed a list of products on their Hall Of Shame. This list outlines the dangers in a number cleaning products.
In addition to being unsafe, many household cleaners do not properly remove stains. Many of these cleaners contain toxins which will alter the carpet. A proper cleaner can safely break down the stain. Genesis 950 is a safe, green cleaner which uses water as it’s primary mode to remove stains. Genesis 950 is a surfactant based cleaner. A surfactant based cleaner uses water to make a stained area water soluble. When a stain becomes water soluble, it’s bonds are broken. Once the bonds of a stain are broken, it loses it’s adherence to the surface it has been attached to. It can then be rinsed from the surface.
Genesis 950 can be used as a spot cleaner to target specific stains, or it can be used in a machine to clean entire carpets. Either way, it is the best cleaner for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it is safe. It does not contain any regulated chemicals like other cleaners. There is no 2-buthoxyethanol, ammonium or ethonalamine. Genesis 950 will not provoke asthma, respiratory issues, or fatal reactions. It is a green product, designed with the safety of the environment, pets, children and families in mind.
Genesis 950 can handle all types of stains. Initially designed in the early 80’s, it has been used for decades to remove industrial ink from printing presses. In 2011 it was made available to the public as a general all purpose cleaner. Because of it’s ability to break down food stains, makeup stains, paint stains, and even pet stains, it has become one of the most popular carpet cleaners on the market.
Pet owners love Genesis 950 because it can remove vomit and urine stains as well as odors. It does so without harming the surface being cleaned, or the pet. In addition to removing stains, it also removes odors.
Remove Pet Stains & Odors From Carpet
Pet urine and vomit can make carpet unsightly. It can also cause a great deal of frustration when it comes to cleaning them. If not properly cleaned, it can also cause a shift in the bathroom patterns of pets. Animals, both cats and dogs, urinate where they smell they have gone before. If an area is not properly cleaned, they will be drawn to that spot repeatedly. Unfortunately, some people follow some terrible advice in regards to cleaning pet stains and find themselves with an animal that keeps going in that spot.
The worst advice by far is the recommendation of vinegar as a solution to clean pet stains. Vinegar, as well as ammonia, has a pH level with an acidic base. This pH level is comparable of that found in urine. As a result, the acidic odor confuses your pet into thinking that is the spot to go to the bathroom. Even the Humane Society advises to stay away from vinegar and ammonia. Likewise, cleaning products containing ammonium compounds have the same effect. It is for this reason you see so many people baffled that their pets won’t stop going in the house. More often than not, it is not a housebreaking issue, but an issue revolving around cleaners used that draw animals to urinate in the spot they were used.
Another issue in dealing with pets is the odor below the carpet surface. When an animal urinates on carpet, the urine travels downward. It becomes infused in the padding and the fibers of the carpet. Surface cleaning a spot will not remove the odor underlying the carpet. While you might not be able to smell it, you pet can. As they sniff about the carpet, when they come across the section with an old stain in the padding, they are likely to go to the bathroom there again.
Another huge misconception is that baking soda or air fresheners will remove the odor. This is false. Baking soda is a neutralizer when introduced to an acidic component. Neutralizing and odor is not the same as deodorizing. To remove pet odors, the bacteria causing them needs to be destroyed. Air fresheners, in addition to releasing contaminants and asthma inducing chemicals, only mask odors. They do not neutralize or deodorize them. Genesis 950 kills the bacteria in the carpet and completely removes the odor . . . safely!
This carpet was full of pet stains. It was cleaned with traditional cleaners over the course of several years. The cleaners themselves created more staining and left discolored blotches throughout the carpet. Typically, these cleaners are soap based. As soap attracts dirt, the marks left behind by those cleaners only became more prominent as time went on.
Because the cleaners used did not deodorize the area, the pets repeatedly went to the bathroom throughout the carpet. This was not a housebreaking issue. It was an issue caused by the odor not being properly removed and the animals being drawn back to that spot as their bathroom.
Pet stains, as well as other stains, should be cleaned using a steam cleaning or carpet cleaning machine. There are a number of machines available for retail consumers. They are great investments, as they can restore carpet and keep your home clean. For those who prefer, these machines can be rented from local grocery and hardware stores. Genesis 950 is compatible with all types of cleaning machines.
To remove pet stains, and the associated odors, Genesis 950 should be used at a mixing ratio of 1/3 Genesis 950 to 2/3 water. Typical cleaning recommendations for general cleaning are 1 part Genesis 950 to 7 parts water, however pet stains can be more persistent and for this reason, the ration can be increased. In extreme cases, Genesis 950 can be mixed with water at a 50/50 ratio. There should not be more water than Genesis 950 though as it is the water which activates it and enables the stain to be broken down.
After being cleaned in a machine at a ratio of 1/3 Genesis 950 to 2/3 water, the pet stains and odor were completely removed, as were the marks left behind from other cleaners.
Genesis 950 can also tackle surface stains. Whether it’s food, make up or unknown stains, use Genesis 950 in a spray bottle with water at the general cleaning ratio of 1 part Genesis 950 to 7 parts water. Spray the area, then rinse clean with water and allow to dry.
In addition to pet stains, Genesis 950 removes many other types of stains.
Genesis 950 is a cleaner like no other. It removes the toughest stains without polluting the environment, harming you, your family or your pets. If you are looking for a safe cleaner, visit www.genesis950.com and read the reviews, see more photos and find out what else you can clean.