Genesis 950 - The Best Green Stain Remover & Cleaner
There are countless cleaning products available that market themselves for specific cleaning tasks. Some are marketed as carpet cleaners, some as stain removers. Different brands are designed to remove pet stains, while others are labelled as carpet cleaners. The vast majority of them contain unsafe chemicals. Many of them can not be sold in concentrate form because they violate regulations. Because of this, they have to be watered down. Some of them so watered down they can contain up to 99% water. Others contain bleach or ammonia which can damage surfaces. Some cleaners are soap based. These types of cleaners, if used incorrectly, can actually make staining worse as soap attracts dirt and grime.
Genesis 950 is a green cleaner, free of harsh chemicals, bleach or soap. It works unlike any other cleaner because it is a surfactant based cleaner. Surfactant cleaners act different then traditional cleaners because they do not break down stains using chemicals. Instead, the surfactants work with water. When combined with water and applied to a stain, the stain absorbs the mixture of the surfactant and the water. Once this happens, the structure of the stain is altered and in turn broken down. The breakdown of the stain causes it to detach from the surface it has been adhered to. When the stain has been broken down, it can then be rinsed from the surface and the area flushed clean.
Genesis 950 is safe enough to be sold in concentrate form. This has several benefits.
- First and foremost, it demonstrates how safe Genesis 950 is. Most cleaners available can not be sold in concentrate form because the chemistry is unsafe to either consumers or the environment. Because of this, they need to be watered down. With Genesis 950, you add the water as needed when cleaning.
- As a concentrate, the consumer can determine the strength of the water to Genesis 950 mix needed. Some cleaning scenarios, such as general cleaning require less 950, while other situations such as grease or pet stain removal require a higher amount of 950. Being able to control how much solution is needed helps make the product last longer.
- Because a cleaner sold in concentrate form is not watered down, the financial savings are higher. Rather than paying for water, the customer is paying for product. A quart of Genesis 950 is $23.75. When used for general cleaning at a recommended ratio of 1 part 950 to 7 parts water, that concentrated quart actually breaks down to 7 quarts of diluted cleaner. This breakdown actually gets you 7 bottles of cleaning solution at $3.10 a bottle.
Genesis 950 is the perfect cleaner for general cleaning. When used as a general cleaner, the recommended mixing ratio is 1 part Genesis 950 to 7 parts water. Fill up a spray bottle with this mixture and it is always ready for household cleaning. To clean, simply spray the mixture on the area in need of cleaning, allow it to sit for a few moments, then wipe down.
The mixture will work to break down grime, fingerprints and dirt from multiple surfaces. It will break down dirt in hard to get crevasses, along molding and in deeper grooves where different surfaces come together.
Use it in the bathroom to break down mold and kill bacteria, in the kitchen on appliances, stainless steel and tile, on floors, doors and more. It works wonders on stove tops, breaking down stains that typically need to be scrubbed. When the mixture of Genesis 950 and water are absorbed into tough stains, they are easily broken down and can generally just be wiped off. Cleaning the inside of ovens has never been easier either!
Pet stains can be among the most stubborn stains. Every pet owner deals with them at one point or another and finding a cleaner that works can sometimes be harder then actually cleaning the stain. Different pets can have different types of stains. With dogs and puppies there are training incidents. With cats, spraying can be an issue of concern. Both cats and dogs have occasional instances of vomiting unexpectedly. Health issues with either type of pet can also present a problem. Older dogs may have bladder issues. Cats can be prone to kidney infections, which in addition to urine stains can be blood stains.
Regardless of which stain is being dealt with, Genesis 950 can address them all. Not only does it remove the stain, but it also removes any associated odor. In addition to cleaning, Genesis 950 has anti-bacterial components. When breaking down the bacteria, it is not only preventing the spread of germs, but it is also killing odor causing bacteria which deodorizes the area.
When cleaning pet stains, it is best to use Genesis 950 in a carpet cleaning machine. The reason for this is because often with urine stains, the stain actually goes deeper than the carpet surface. The padding can be affected. Once urine is absorbed by the padding, the issue is no longer the visible stain, but the unseen scent of the urine in the carpet. Whether the area affected was created by a cat or dog, it is very important to properly clean it. Both cats and dogs urinate where they smell they have gone before. If the urine scent is in the padding, the behavior will be repeated in that area and the stain will be worsened. Too often, pet owners try to spot clean the stain in the carpet. Such spot cleaning does not impact what is in the padding. Just because the visible stain has been removed does not mean what was left in the padding has been removed. Another error made is pet owners sometimes try to remove the odor with products designed to add fragrance. While this might be beneficial to the human scent, both cats and dogs have a much more advanced sense of smell. Masking the urine odor with an air freshener does not eliminate the odor of urine that your pet will still smell. If what your pet can smell is not treated, deodorized and removed, your pet will still go to the bathroom in that spot. One of the most common scenarios pet owners experience is that their pet keeps going in the same spot. The reason for this is because they have not properly cleaned the area.
Using a steam cleaning machine allows the cleaning mixture to be released deep into the carpet. Here it will break down the visible stain, and deodorize deep in the padding. When treating these types of stains, the mixture of Genesis 950 to water can be increased to as high as a 50/50 mix of solution to water. Another benefit to using these types of machines for urine stains in the carpet is that they have a rinse cycle. After the carpet has been cleaned with the solution, the area should be rinsed. This will flush out all of the lifted stains. Without a carpet cleaning machine, such rinsing would not be possible. A final benefit of this type of cleaning is the area can be easily extracted. Using the high powered suction of the machine, the bulk of the moisture can be lifted. This allows for a faster drying process.
There are countless products available for cleaning pet stains. However they do not have the positive affects that Genesis 950 has. Too often, people use the wrong things to clean pet stains and end up with situations worse then before they attempted to clean.
- Vinegar & ammonia - Perhaps the most commonly recommended cleaning agents for pet stains. Unfortunately, they are the WORST things you can use to clean pet stains. Both do have their positive attributes. They are green, natural products. They have a high enough level of acidity to break down stains without damaging surfaces being cleaned. They are inexpensive, and typically easy to find in the home. However, the acidic properties have comparable structural elements found in the acidic base of urine. This causes a problem because the odor released has some of the same properties found in urine. Remembering that animals urinate in areas where they smell urine, the use of ammonia and/or vinegar can serve as an open invitation for your pet to go in the spot you just cleaned with either of the products. Pet owners who use either of these often find themselves confused and perplexed when their pet keeps going in the same spot no matter how many times they clean the area. They go in that spot because the odor of the vinegar and ammonia do not remove the urine odor, they only enhance it from your pet's perspective of scent.
- Enzymes - Enzymes line the aisles of pet stores. They are often hailed as the go to miracle cleaner for pet stains. This couldn't be further from the truth. Enzymes work on a principal that when two specific substances come in contact with each other, there will be a natural reaction in which one breaks the other down. It sounds simple enough, release the enzymes into the urine and they break down naturally. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. Enzymes are very complex. It takes specific factors to make an enzyme work. The process is often explained in comparison to using a lock and key. There can be a thousand keys and one lock. For the lock to be activated, the correct key needs to be used. All the other keys can be put to the lock, but if there is not a 100% match,
- Household Cleaners - Perhaps the most readily available cleaners are the traditional soap based, spot designed cleaners. They are designed as surface cleaners. Most perform well when removing stains from hard surfaces. Some can do a good job at lifting light food or drink stains, but they do not have the power to properly clean pet stains. As a spot cleaner, again the issue of what is below the surface is not being addressed. They can not get into the padding where the odor originates. Many of these cleaners are soap based. When soap based cleaners are used on carpet, they can lift some of the surface stain, but in doing so, they can leave other stains. Soap attracts dirt. Rather then break down dirt, it pulls it together and can cause it to clump up. In the process, streaking can occur in the carpet.
- Oxidizing Cleaners - These cleaners work using a process called oxidization. Many of them use Nirtic Acid (which is in fertilizer - do you really want that in your carpet?) to remove electrons in an effort to displace a stain. It's a little more of a complex process. The chemistry used is not natural and very chemical based. Because of the use of chemicals, this is the process of cleaning pet stains where a consumer is most likely to damage their carpet. Discoloration can be a common effect when using oxidizing cleaners. The chemistry in the oxidizer can react to the carpet and turn it various colors, although a pinkish tint is the most common side effect. This type of discoloration can not be reversed.
Regardless of whether one owns pets or not, carpet cleaning is always an issue. Throughout the year, traffic on the carpet can cause it to look worn or dirty. Spills and stains can hinder the appearance. Dirt, dust and dander can have an impact on people sensitive to allergies or sensitive skin.
Professional carpet cleaning is an option, however it can be quite costly. A cleaning company can easily charge up to $100 per room. Other associated fees might be added when different cleaning options are added such as deodorizers, stain protection or warranties. When dealing with professional cleaners, you don't always know what types of chemicals they are using. Are they safe? Are they green? Are you getting a thorough clean as well as a rinse? What happens if the stain returns? Many times, cleaners can leave and the carpet looks clean, but after a number of days, phantom stains can return to the surface. Genesis 950 has been used on several occasions to remove these stains that reappeared. In some cases it has even been used to remove stains that professional cleaners have not been able to remove. Not only is cost and issue, but time is an issue. With professional cleaners, you often have to book in advance and clear your schedule to be available when they come to your home.
A 2.5 gallon of Genesis 950 is only $60 and allows you to not only clean your carpet on your own time, but it also contains the anti-bacterial agents and the deodorizes with no addition expense. You also know you are getting a safe, green product that won't cause harm to you, your family or your pets.
There is also the option of replacing the carpet. Sometimes there comes a point where the carpet just seems beyond cleaning. Stains that have set in, failed attempts with other cleaners or odor might make it seem all hope is lost. Again, cost is a huge factor in replacing carpet. The cost of new carpet and installation can run up into thousands of dollars depending on the size and style of carpet being replaced. Before taking such drastic steps, a good cleaning with a machine using Genesis 950 could quite possible restore the carpet, remove the stains and bring it's bounce back.
Make your car look like it was professionally detailed. With Genesis 950, you can clean your car inside and out. Remove stains from leather and upholstery car seats without damaging the material. Remove mud, dirt and stains from car mats and carpeting. Detail the dashboard and control panels. Genesis 950 can be used on the exterior to remove grease, oil and tar from the body, the grill, hubcaps and tires.
The uses don't stop there. Degrease engines and transmissions with little effort. Spray the unit with a mixture of 950 and water. Allow it to site for about 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse off. If a powerwasher is available, the mixture can make cleaning even easier then you ever thought.
On the garage floor, remove stains from oil and grease stains.
Genesis 950 beat the professionals hand down !!!
Our carpets were a silver color when we installed them in our new house. The carpets are 10 yrs old and show it. (they aren't silver color anymore. We tried several differ carpet cleaners and hired a professional carpet cleaner (Stanley Steamer) and they couldn't get the carpets clean. I came across Genesis 950 while looking for solutions to our problem. It wasn't cheap (in my view) but neither is new carpets. I ordered a gallon and we used it 50/50 in a spray bottle 1st to test it. We mixed it 50/50 in our shampooer and it worked great. The wife had to shampoo the carpet in "toy room" 3 times but it looks almost new and is back to the original color. We are so pleased with Genesis 950 that we just ordered the 2.5 gal size. We did a test strip in our bedroom about 4' x 10' and it is looking good. When we get our order we will do the whole bedroom. If you're selling your home or just want your carpets clean use Genesis 950. Keep a squirt bottle handy with a 50/25 or solution or small spots. Clean and deodorized pet Stain and orders, rust stains, etc
HANDS DOWN MOST AMAZING CARPET CLEANER CONCENTRATE
Hands down the most amazing cleaner I have ever used in my carpet cleaner in my life. (Bissell) I got my carpets "professionally cleaned" and they said the stains wouldnt come out. I got some of this, pretreated the spots with the spray bottle, then with a little elbow grease and the wand on the carpet cleaner, I got out makeup, latex paint dye that was on the carpet for YEARS (red, blue)(WHAT????) purple chalk from a chalk line that wouldnt come up any other way, wet dog smell and dirt stains from his paws, red clay stains (i live in the south) put it in a spray bottle and cleaned baseboards that turned back to bright white like they were just painted. I bought the quart to try, I will be buying gallons in the near future. This was a last ditch effort, to be honest I dont even know how I found out about it (probably a random post in a random forum). Note - my wife thinks it stinks, it does have a weird smell straight out of the bottle but in the carpet cleaner mixed with water it smells "clean". I wish i took before/after photos but honestly, i was pretty positive none of the stains were going to come out. boy was i wrong!!
This product saved us hundreds in professional cleanings or carpet replacement!
I'm so glad I stumbled upon this stuff! Our carpet was in bad condition after my elderly cat developed health problems. For the past year she couldn't always make it to her litter box, marking up both our living room and hallway. It was so bad we thought we'd need to replace the carpet and it's only a year old. We considered using Zerorez but after reading some of their not so stellar reviews, being quoted a high rate, and learning that there were extra fees that we could guarantee would be added on we didn't want to use their service. One time cleaning our carpet with Genesis 950, using about 4 cups solution to 12 cups water in our 1 gallon cleaner (just slightly over the 1:7 suggested ratio), and every single stain is gone! I would say about 99% of the smell is gone too. I had to get down there and sniff the carpet before I smelled anything but I think that's because my husband didn't run the rinse cycle in that area enough times. I'm willing to bet that the next time we clean the carpets, the smell will be gone completely, especially if we up the cleaner to water ratio. I almost wish we had done before and after photos to show the difference.
Really gets pet stains out
I'd gotten so tired of pet stains I couldn't get out, had some new carpet, went hunting here on Amazon for ideas, and found this product. After having it for several months and using it to get urine and vomit stains out of carpet that other cleaners couldn't, I'm ready to say this has been a great success for me. I use it in a spray bottle mixed 50/50 with water, spray it on the stain following the instructions. Then I clean it up using water and my Hoover carpet cleaning machine. What a relief to finally find a product that can really do the job.
This is the only product I have found that works to get pet smells out of carpet. We recently moved into our house and over the first few months our small dogs would not stop peeing on the carpet. We tried every type of shampoo, and even some homemade remedies. I put 1 cup of this stuff in our shampooer and let it soak into the rug for about 20 minutes then went over it with just water. It took the smell away almost immediately. AMAZING PRODUCT!
I swear this is magic. My dog had cancer and urinated frequently in one area of our room for months. That's a 25 foot square area covered in pee. I used Genesis, a bit too late, the stains were already set, but it lifted most of the stain and I was really impressed. The shocking thing, was when a professional came to replace the carpet he said he couldn't smell it at all. He got down on the ground and sniffed, and he couldn't smell the urine. That is so impressive to me! I swear by this stuff and if I clean a pet stain with this stuff as soon as it happens, it disappears. The smell can be a bit overpowering when cleaning but it smells so good compared to other cleaners, you won't mind.
Great Product for Puppies
Finally something that actually worked on my rug. I have wall to wall carpeting that was terribly stained during the housebreaking stage of a new puppy last year. I have tried multiple shampoos that all claimed to be able to remove the stains. I have a Hoover Steam Shampooer that I use with each of the products I kept trying. Immediately after using them the rug looked great. But, after a couple of days the stains were back. I decided to try one more time with this product. As soon as I began the cleaning process with the Hoover I could see the return water was really dirty. Unlike the other times where it was dirty but not excessive. The stains are now gone and my carpet, which is only 3 years old, looks new again.
Awesome product, I was tired of cleaning my carpets every month and the smell will still linger. I came across this product on the web while searching for ways to get rid of the urine smell. I used it with my steam cleaner and this product works wonders. I had to use it twice for the smell to finally disappear. I'm glad I found this and will always use it and recommend from now on.
I chose this rating for the reason of I have a light tan carpet in my living room and there were black marks all over it. I tried carpet cleaners for stains and nothing took the stains out. I saw reviews for this product and decided to try it. I love this product it took all the black marks out of my carpet I have 3 cats and a dog and 3 kids that carry dirt through the house. It is also great for just an in between cleaning just put it on the spot use a damp cloth and it comes right out it's amazing would definately recommend this product.
Excellent with Quirks
I was almost disappointed in this until a day had passed. It did a fantastic job at removing a huge spot of permanent marker my son had scribbled on the carpet. At first it just lightened it a lot, which being what it was is impressive, but the next day it was completely gone! I don't think I got the solution out of the carpet completely but for the future I know to just let it sit for a night. Other then that I do have a dirty spot where I used the cleaner but again I don't believe I got it all out of the carpet anyway.
So in love
I am in love with this carpet cleaner and company. The first bottle I got somehow manage to leak. But when I contacted the company they worked with me very well. Within 2 days I had a new bottle free of charge. I've tried every carpet cleaner there is to try on my beige carpet and even had the men in the yellow bus come out to clean but nothing has clean like the Genesis 950. I will be making another purchase as I only bought a quart bottle to try it out and I can't wait to see what other things I can clean with this!!!
Expensive, but worth it!
This stuff is expensive, but it saved me thousands! I was all set to have my carpets ripped up and replaced because I thought they were beyond cleaning. I've even had them professionally cleaned but the carpets were still hopelessly stained, smelly and dirty. I decided to try Genesis 950 and now I can't believe my carpet! I ordered the quart just to see if it worked, and since I used it at a high concentration, there was only enough to clean half the carpet. Now, not only am I ordering the gallon size, I've decided to keep the carpet after all!
A magician couldn't do this on our carpet...
I bought this as a last attempt to clean our carpet because our dogs have slowly been ruining them. We have a total of two carpets in the house specifically because of our dogs and because of the fact that they suck in hair. Don't get me wrong, both are dogs are potty trained but for some reason they gravitate to the carpets if they feel the need to have an "accident"- maybe it reminds them of the grass? Either way, I was so excited to receive this stuff because I had heard remarkable stuff about it on pet owner websites and forums.
Immediately, when I got it, I mixed a spray bottle amount and followed the instructions. I put about 1/3 of a bottle in and diluted the rest with water. As the instructions say, you can do about 50:50 if the stains are heavy. I sprayed an old red vomit stain we had from one of our dogs. Just as a note, this stain was horrendous when it first occurred and back when it happened we spent three days trying to remove it through various methods (Resolve Pet, scrubbing, vinegar/water mixtures, etc.) but we could only get the stain to fade slightly. Not through lack of trying but from sheer frustration I had to give up on the stain and even with this product and the great reviews, I had virtually no hope that this would even make a dent… this stain was bad. Either way though, I sprayed it and let it sit while I made the solution for the carpet cleaner.
Once that mixture was complete, probably took me 10 minutes because I wanted to make sure i followed the instructions and proportioned it out correctly, I started on the carpet. I can't even explain the excitement and complete awe I was in once I used the carpet cleaner tools (I prefer to use these since they're more accurate and better on our machine). The effect this cleaner had was instant, literally, within minutes this product managed to do what three days of constant effort couldn't do. I worked on this particular stain for maybe 20-30 minutes and with the minimal effort I did the stain looked SO MUCH BETTER!
Now, I'm not going to sit here and say the stain is completely gone, because it's not BUT i want to re-ilterate that the stain was comparable to red wine and chocolate. The stain was going no where after 3 days of hard work with products bought at the store and I strongly believe that if I had this product when the stain happened it wouldn't have stood a chance. As for the "marking" stains from our dogs… no chance. Those stains were out in about 15 seconds after applying the cleaner. I believe there was one stain I had to put a little effort into but if you just let this cleaner sit on the stain it'll take it right off. I strongly suggest READING the instructions so you understand the mixture. It's not rocket science but if you dilute the mixture too much you could be wasting the product.
At the end of the day, I had a choice to make, throw out the really expensive carpets (about $1000 between the two), hire a professional carpet cleaner or spend $25 on the medium sized bottle. I chose to spend the money and take my time because I'm a gambler… and because the product reviews were too good to pass up.
By the way, our carpets smell fantastic and it's great to know this is unbelievably an environmentally friendly product.
Here's some feedback we have received directly:
"I'm AMAZED!!!! I got my gallon and spray bottle yesterday, so before bed I tested out the Genesis 950 using the Rug Dr machine on my bedroom carpet because my bedroom carpet was (note: was) SO stained and smelly from my puppy peeing (she has kidney disease so she always has to go....we now take her out to pee every half hour!!) the smell has literally kept me up night after night and I've even slept out on the couch because of it and I've been panicking because I don't want friends and family visiting with the way the carpets are and I've tried everything! So, I did just the bedroom last night, it's dry this morning...no smell and no stains and it looks brand new again. You guys really have no idea how much this has helped my husband and I! I will be doing the rest of my apartment today and taking before and after photos which I wish I did with my bedroom carpet! Thank you guys SO much! My mind is blown by this stuff. I've never been happier with a product and it was absolutely worth the money! I will be buying more!" - from Erica
"I can not BELIEVE this product It is by far the best carpet cleaner I have ever used ...it got out pet stains that I thought would never come out...I.m just ecstatic about how good this stuff is....thank you thank you thank you. It got stains out of the bedroom carpet that was here when we bought the house 7 years ago, I can't say enough about this product. I can hardly wait to try it on other things." - Dennis
"i purchased a gallon of genesis 950 from your web site. i have to say i am blown away. a friend of mine had carpet so dirty from work boots and stains from i dont know what, that i thought nothing would help. i used genesis 950 and and a rug doctor machine, and it looks like brand new carpet." - Anna
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