A good many of us have been there and done that, when it comes to carpet stain removal. Light colored carpets can be the bane of existence for anyone (like myself) and yet they are so open and inviting. It’s kind of a double edged sword.
Anyways, if you have carpets, especially light colored ones, I’m sure you’re well aware of the anxiety that can go along with having kids or pets coexisting with them, or having carpets and guests collectively in the same room at the same time. And it’s not like you can ask either one to leave (one the carpet can’t leave of its own volition, and two it might be considered rude to ask your guests to leave just to preserve the integrity of your carpets). Nevertheless, there are many carpet stain removal products on the market. The key is finding one that best suits your lifestyle and needs.
According to Good Housekeeping, the following three products were ranked as some of the fastest and easiest to use.
- Hoover Platinum collection instant – This product may also be used on upholstery and apparently it is highly effective on ‘fresh stains’. However it is reported to work magic on set in wine stains too. It comes in an aerosol spray can and is affordable at approximately $10.
- At around $6 dollars per can, the BISSELL oxypro carpet spot and stain remover, works equally as well as the hoover stain removal product. It was even effective on just about any wine stain (up to 24 hours later).
- Weiman carpet cleaner is also a top contender for ‘fresh stains’ though immediate action on them will have better results. The only downside to this product is that it has a hard time removing chocolate based or coffee stains. But at an estimated $5 per bottle, a little elbow grease may go a long way too.
Now the aforementioned products aren’t the only ones on the market. In fact, I rely on product review boards, in particular those written by parents and pet owners, because they undoubtedly know what tough stains are all about.
- Woolite pet stain remover plus oxygen – works exceptionally well for pet stains of any sort, though if you aren’t partial to scent you may want to try another product.
- Parker and Bailey’s Red Wine stain remover – a gem, as it removes fresh and set in wine stains. No need to choose between your guests and your carpet.
- Biokleen Bac Out stain and odor remover – this is a top choice for quite a few product users, especially those who own cats.
- Nature’s Miracle stain and odor remover – works to break down stains ‘enzymatically’ so you’re not just masking odors, you’re removing them. This received some pretty high ratings on various websites and was a top choice for many. Its safety for use around pets was also praised.
If your lifestyle necessitates the perpetual presence of a stain removal product, it may be worth your while to try one of the ones I mentioned. Doing your own research can also bode you well and help you make an informed decision on the most appropriate product for you.
If you can catch a carpet stain in time, a lot of stain removal products will do most of the work for you and only a small amount of “arm power” may be necessary!