We have a six year old Silky Terrier, and occasionally she will have an accident if we leave her for too long by herself. Believe me, I have tried a ton of products claiming to remove stains and odors, but this one actually lives up to its name.
The cleaner comes in a plastic yellow bottle, with an applicator top, that holds 22 fluid ounces. I was lucky and found a 27.5 ounce value size for the same amount. The applicator top consists of a foam center surrounded with brush like bristles. As you squeeze the liquid out, it moves through the foam/brush applicator and procuces a nice amount of cleaning foam. There is no need for additonal brushes or rags, the applicator does a perfect job of spreading the foam and allows you to work it into the carpet. It really is one step cleaning, and if I have to clean, that’s my favorite kind! The solution penetrates into the carpeting, breaking down stains and odors. You needn’t saturate the carpeting or get it overly wet, as the foam does all the work!
The directions say to allow the foam to remain on the spot for 3 minutes, then you an wipe the area dry with a clean cloth. Letting the product sit directly on the spot will allow the patented odor remover to neutralize the odors.
* Removes touch pet stains on carpet, furniture or pet bedding
* Safe to use around pets
* Will eliminate odors
* Could possibly remove older, set in stains
* Sanitizes carpet to discourage repeat accidents by your pet
* Environmentally friendly
* Leaves a fresh scent
Since I purchased Carbona Pet Stain Carpet Cleaner, I have not needed to purchase any other products to remove stains from pet accidents. It’s so easy to use, I love the built in applicator, it’s a huge selling point for me. In fact, years ago I paid a significant amount to purchase an Amway product that was very similar – a clear plastic bottle for holding carpet cleaners, with the same type of built in applicator.
Before using, I always take a roll of paper towels and soak up as much of the urine as possible. Then I soak it with hot water to get down into the pad and again blot it almost completely dry with paper towels. After those two steps, I apply the Carbona Pet Stain Carpet Cleaner. I love the fact that I don’t have to buy two separate products; one to clean and one to neutralize the odor. Carbona does both on one easy step! If it is an older stain that I have missed, I have had to go back and repeat the cleaning process, but most of my stains have all been removed using this product.
When you clean up pet stains, it is vital to remove not only the stain, but the odor. If you don’t neutralize the odor, your pet will most likely return to the spot again and again. This can cause a vicious circle that can be very frustrating.
Although this product isn’t marketed for stains other than pets, it will work on other spots. I cleaned our Honda Civic today, and my husband had spilled coffee on the passenger seat cushion. On a whim I decided to use this cleaner, and it removed all of the stain completely!. The seat looked new, and it is three years old!
The Carbona company is not new to the market. They produced their first stain remover more than a century ago. Although the label states that the Delta Carbona Company is based in New Jersey, it also says that this product is made in Mexico.
There is only one complaint I have with this cleaner, and that is the scent. Contrary to what the company claims, I do not find the cleaner leaves fresh scent. It isn’t an overpowering smell, but I really don’t care for it.
Carbona Pet Stain was purchased at a locally owned specialty pet store for $5.99.