It is often advised to avoid using enzymatic cleaners with bleach or chemical disinfectants as this may result in reducing the effectiveness of the enzymatic cleaner, as well as of the bleach or disinfectant.
As much as we love our pets, none of us are very keen on housing urine stains and even worse, the odor, right? Even though your pet might be trained, there are times when they just can't wait, and end up doing their stuff right inside the house, more than often on the carpet. Ordinary cleaners seem to do more harm than good, and you're at your wits' end. At such times, the best solution would be to use a good enzymatic cleaner that will help you get rid of those stains, and the odor, right away.
What is an enzymatic cleaner?
Enzymatic cleaners are bio-degradable, non-toxic cleaning agents that can be used to clean floors, carpets, and various other home items. These cleaners can break down tough stains with natural enzymes and remove them naturally, without bringing any harmful chemicals into the picture. However, first-time users should keep in mind that enzymatic cleaners don't have universal cleaning enzymes in them, which basically means that you need different enzymes to clean different kinds of stains. Hence, it would be a good idea to do complete research before you invest in any specific enzymatic cleaner.
If you're new to enzymatic cleaners, or are simply looking for the best ones, you've come to the right place. The problem with many cleaners is that while they may remove your cat's urine stain from your carpet, the odor may still linger. Or the cleaners get rid of both the odor and the stain, but leave behind a strong cleaner-smell wafting in your house! Sometimes the joy of stain removal is temporary, and you find the nasty thing reappearing on your carpet a few days later.
Dogs, cats, and even toddlers end up making the carpets or sheets very dirty, and let's face it, it's not always their fault. Sometimes, you just can't ignore nature's call! But if you don't get to the solution in time, you will find that your pets repeat the action at the same spot/somewhere near the spot again, and again, and again. So what should your ideal cleaner be like? It should:
- Remove stains
- Get rid of the odor
- Not spoil the carpet in any way
- Discourage cats/dogs from making a mess at that spot again
- Not have a strong odor itself
Fortunately, there are several enzymatic cleaners that will fulfill all the above conditions. Most brands guarantee the effectiveness of their products, and offer unconditional refunds to customers who are not satisfied. Given below is a list of ten brands of enzymatic cleaners that are ideal for removing stains and odor made by dog urine or cat urine.
Nature's Miracle products are available in most pet-stores as well as online. Regular users of these products highly praise their effectiveness on stains, gentle formula, and their pleasant smell.
Urine Off products are available in stores or online. These products are famous for being safe for pets, children, the environment, and of course, for getting rid of the nasty stain and odor!
Pawsitively Clean is a Bissell brand that offers great enzymatic cleaners and other items for pet care. These products are available online and in stores.
Aside from different kinds of cleaners for pet accidents, Biokleen also provides environment-friendly products for other domestic needs―laundry, kitchen cleaners, bathroom cleaners, etc. Biokleen products are available on a variety of shopping websites as well as in most stores.
True to its name, Rug Doctor specializes in keeping your rugs and carpets clean. You can buy these products either online or at a store near you.
Nok Out products are totally non-toxic and are available in different varieties based on your needs. They range from odor eliminators to carpet cleaners to disinfectants. They are available online on a variety of shopping websites.
Anti-Icky-Poo cleaners are available in scented and unscented options, and those who aren't fond of cleaners with a strong smell can select the latter. These cleaners are available online and in most stores.
Pet Stain Off
Pet Stain Off specializes in enzymatic cleaners and other related products for pet accidents. Pet Stain Off even offers products that help you spot pet accidents on your carpet/floor! You can buy these products online.
The Clean Team
Enzymatic cleaners by The Clean Team work not only on pet accident stains, but also on stains caused by pet food, or stains caused by rubbish that pets sometimes bring in from outside. You can buy these cleaners online.
Simple Solution offers pet owners an assortment of safe, environment-friendly products that help in stain and odor removal. You can either buy these products online or in most stores.
Enzymatic cleaners are safer than chemical cleaning agents, and assure you a stain-free and odor-free carpet. As we mentioned earlier, enzymatic cleaners are used for a variety of cleaning purposes, and it would be ideal to choose one that best suits your needs. If you're interested in enzymatic cleaners for your laundry or kitchen, you'll find several of the aforementioned brands offering you those too.
Even though chances of this happening are slim, please check your enzymatic cleaner on a small patch of the carpet to make sure it doesn't affect the carpet color or fabric in any way. Read every instruction carefully and apply the required amount of cleaner on the stain―more might damage your carpet/flooring, and less might not help in effective stain removal.