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Old 07-19-2011, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best to get pet stains out of carpet? Or any stains for that matter. I have a bissell little green that looks like its working, but when it dries it comes back. The carpet was old when we moved in and had some stains, but looked better after we shampooed it. The shampooer doesn't work anymore and between a 2 year old, 5 year old, dog and fiance who does not take his boots off until he goes to bed, our carpet is stained everywhere and nothing seems to work.
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Old 07-19-2011, 04:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I always use Resolve to clean small stains (spills, doggie puke, cat puke). I spray it on, let it sit for a minute, scrub with a bristle brush and then keep blotting with paper towels. For grease stains (maybe from hubby's boots) Spot shot works well-just follow directions on can. I also have an emerald green carpet downstairs that hides stains well You can see every hair or piece of lint though. Maybe you should get a new steam vac. Here's a link with some ratings on them:

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Resolve works wonders on small stains, as for whole carpet cleaning, not sure besides another carpet shampooer
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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We use Oxi Clean on EVERYTHING at our house!! My sisters does too now ever since her dog ate something that had upset her tummy (I can't remember what it was) but there were about 4/5 really nasty good-sized diarrhea stains throughout her carpet in the living room and we used the mixture directions below and they all came out!

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Oxi Clean will clean and deodorize carpets, carpet padding and upholstery stained with pet messes. Always test for colorfastness first. Remove dirt or soak up liquid thoroughly before applying Oxi Clean. Mix a **General Cleaning Solution of Oxi Clean in the squirt bottle, apply to affected area and let stand for 5-10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and soak up with a clean cloth or towel. Vacuum area when completely dry.

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Use the squirt bottle that is enclosed, or use any clean spray or squirt bottle. Mix 1/8 of a scoop with 1 pint (2 cups) of warm to hot water. Mix or shake thoroughly. Product will remain active for six hours.

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Old 07-19-2011, 07:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have found that any carpet cleaner cleans up pet mess and have never had a 'stain'. I use a number of cleaners that claim to rid the smell that would encourage another accident but as far as stains go the only time I have ever had an issue is when the kids spill a red beverage. I know the bottles say for stains but I have never had a dog accident stain a carpet? we also have a bissel proheat steam cleaner and the bissel spot cleaner so I don't know if that makes a difference.
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I would invest in a carpet cleaner. We paid about $350 for ours. It was well worth the money we use it monthly if not more. And everytime there is an accident on the floor we pull it out to make sure the stains do not get set in. It works wonders!
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I finally got rid of all carpeting in my house. Have all wood floors and its a dream come true.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone. We have used spot shot before and it didn't work on everything. I think when we moved in and we first cleaned the carpet we used oxi clean on the spots that were already there. I had totally forgotten about that because I don't use it, my fiance's mother does and she is the one who brought it. I have never used resolve and don't know anyone who has. I will have to pick up some resolve and oxi clean and probably rent a carpet cleaner until we can afford to buy a good one.
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I would invest in a carpet cleaner. We paid about $350 for ours. It was well worth the money we use it monthly if not more. And everytime there is an accident on the floor we pull it out to make sure the stains do not get set in. It works wonders!
We have a bissell "Little Green Machine" that my dad borrows to clean up their pet stains. They are gone most of the day, so if the dog makes a mess early the stains are a lot tougher to get out. Sometimes it's just easier and worth the money to have professionals come do it, though. If you're not sure who to call, I would suggest doing an internet search for one; for example, my parents live in central Indiana, so they would search Indianapolis Carpet Cleaners in order to compare different services and prices. But I would still definitely invest in a personal cleaner for most of the messes!

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Old 07-26-2011, 05:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I used to Resolve it and then use a Bissel upright steam cleaner until it started blowing water backwards
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