This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Woolite. All opinions are my own.
This week, I had people over for a holiday celebration and did a speed clean of everything from the kitchen to the carpet and even my couch that is desperate need of replacement.
I started my cleaning with a poop spot that I wiped up and did not have time to clean it the moment it happened. My dog, Harrison Ford was having a stomach issue and was popping gross liquid for a few days. I would not wish this grossness on anyone. Ick! The stain seemed like it was doomed to stay on the carpet. Woolite® INSTAclean Pet Stain Remover helped me get rid of it on the second squirt of the product. I blotted in between with a white cloth. The product permanently (no resurfacing stains) removes tough stains like urine, feces, vomit, tracked-in dirt, mud, blood, grass, tomato sauce, salad dressing, red wine, fruit juice, make-up, food grease, vegetable oil, coffee, tea, motor oil and more.
The best parts of the Woolite® INSTAclean Pet Stain Remover are that it eliminates tough pet odor and discourages Harrison from re-soiling the same area. Fingers crossed!
Next, I gave the Woolite® INSTAclean Pet Stain Remover the ultimate test on set in stains of makeup foundation, fruit juice, pizza, motor oil, and coffee. The stain remover kicked most of the stains to the curb in 30 seconds. There was no scrubbing needed. The Oxy Stain Destroyer formula starts working on contact to mobilize, lift, and penetrate the stain at the source
Stain Removal Tips with INSTAclean Pet
- To remove semisolid stains, gently scrape up with a spoon or spatula. Do not use a knife or other utensil with sharp edges or it could damage the carpet or upholstery.
- Blot liquid stains with a white-colored absorbent cloth or paper towels. White materials are recommended because certain dyes could bleed and make the stain worse.
- Remove the remaining semisolid stain and residue with a sweeper or vacuum.
- Before beginning your full-scale cleaning attack, be sure to pre-test any carpet or upholstery stains on an inconspicuous area first. This is extremely important, as different dyes and materials can react to stain-removing products.
Is INSTAclean Pet safe to use on all my carpet and upholstery?
INSTAclean is safe for all colorfast carpets including wool, nylon, acrylic and stain-resistant carpet, and upholstery. Before cleaning: Remove solid and blot excess liquid with a clean, colorfast, absorbent cloth. Test for colorfastness on a hidden area. If color is affected, do not use this product. Before using this product on upholstery, look for manufacturer’s cleanability code tag. Use on upholstery coded “WS” or “W”. Do not use on upholstery coded “X” or “S”. Do not use on velvet, silk, vinyl or leather upholstery.
Is INSTAclean Pet safe for kids and pets?
Yes. It’s safe for kids and pets when used as directed.
Why do stains come back when using some carpet stain removers?
Stains can come back if they are moved rather than removed. Some stain removers are not able to remove the color of the stain, but are highly effective at moving it from the carpet fibers to the backing. When that happens, the stain is still present—lurking in the backing and waiting to reappear under the right conditions. When enough humidity is present, the stain is able to wick back up the carpet fibers and appear on the surface. INSTAclean Pet is designed to remove stains the first time, so this doesn’t occur.
Why do most carpet spot and stain removers take so long to remove the stain?
Some carpet stain removers are highly effective at eliminating the color of the stain, particularly if it is an oxidizable stain—things like coffee, tea, cola, grape juice, red wine, urine, blood, grass, soy sauce, etc. Depending on the stain’s severity, the oxidizing reaction to eliminate the color can take quite a while. Some carpet products on the market today that is good at permanently removing the color of oxidizable stains tend to be very poor at “mobilizing” the stain and getting it off of the fibers. The stain sits there, visible until the reaction is complete. However, INSTAclean Pet is formulated to break down stains on contact, so it works in 30 seconds.