Remove Pet Stains From Carpet And Furniture

How To Remove Pet Stains

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With any pet comes pet stains. Muddy paws on the carpet, a bathroom break in the corner, a urinary infection, or vomit on the couch are among the most common pet stains. Odor issues might present a problem with carpet or furniture smelling like animals. Are you the one in the house that can smell it while others can't? It is very common for one person in the home to be more sensitive to pet odors than others. Are you terrified that when someone walks into your home all they are going to smell are your pets?

There are countless products for pets stains, and a just as many DIY pet stain remover recipes. However store bought pet stain removers aren't always effective. DIY pet stain removal recipes can actually do more harm than good and make your problems worse. 

Some of the issues you might be facing after using a DIY Pet Stain Remover Recipe may include any of the following issues:
  • Pet still going to the bathroom on the carpet
  • Smell returning after a few days
  • Residue left behind in carpet
  • Slimy or greasy texture to carpet
  • Cleaned stains come back after a few days
If an accident has happened in the house and you've abandoned all the useless store bought cleaners that are stockpiled under your kitchen sink, you have likely turned to the internet for a DIY pet stain remover recipe. nearly every one of these homemade pet stain removers include various mixtures using vinegar, baking soda or laundry detergent. None of these should be applied to carpet
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  • Vinegar to Remove Pet Stains - Vinegar is hands down, the WORST thing you can use to try to remove pet stains. Vinegar has an acidic base. Urine has an acidic base. Because of this, the two share similar properties and odors. Pets urinate based on instinct. When a dog goes to the bathroom outside, there is a lot of sniffing going on. Your dog is sniffing to find the spot where they have gone before. Typically, once your dog finds that scent, they will then go again in that spot. In the event they smell odor from another dog or animal, they will then mark that spot. If you are using vinegar in your carpet, your dog will either think that the acidic base is where they should be going to the bathroom, OR mark the area to show dominance. Even the Humane Society recognizes vinegar should not be used to clean pet stains. Here is an excerpt from the Humane Society website in regards to cleaning pet stains with Vinegar:
  • Baking Soda To Remove Pet Stains - Baking Soda serves a lot of great purposes, but removing pet stains and odors in the carpet is not one of them. First of all, Baking Soda will NOT remove odors. It make mask them briefly and make your home smell like a freshly cleaned baby, but the pet urine smell will be back. Odor issues are cause when urine gets into the padding. Sprinkling Baking Soda on the top of your carpet does nothing to kill the odor causing bacteria. Secondly, baking Soda can damage your carpet cleaner or vacuum. The tiny particles can easily fill and clog your vacuum filter and ruin the machine. If you have tried to use Baking Soda, or any powder on your carpet for that matter, after you clean, take a look at the return canister. The tiny Baking Soda particles likely left a film on the  interior casing of the canister. Next, take the filter out and give it a little shake. You'll see the plumes of Baking Soda that were not able to get out of the filter through suction. If you use a vacuum with a bag, give it a swat and watch a cloud of dust poof out. That's just the issues you can have with your vacuum cleaner, now imagine what's being left behind in your carpet. Tiny particles will be left behind in the fibers. If you are using the Baking Soda with a liquid, the mixture can clump up and clog your carpet pores. Queen Vacuum Small Appliance and Home Care Center makes note of issues with Baking Soda affecting not just the surface, but below the carpet as well.

  • Laundry Detergents And Soaps To Remove Pet Stains - If you are using Laundry Detergents and Soaps to clean carpet stains, you are only going to damage your carpet, and quite possible make stains worse. The first issue is the residue left behind from soap. The residue from soap can leave your carpet fibers feeling greasy. This also clogs your carpet fibers, trapping any dirt or residue inside of them. The soap also travels downward and can eventually end up in the padding. As it clogs the padding, your carpet cleaning machine is not able to remove the residue. Once the carpet is dry, and as the humidity changes through the seasons, that trapped soap can eventually bring the stain to the surface. This is often the cause of reappearing stains in carpet. If you cleaned and the stain went away, but came back days later, you were likely using a soap based cleaner. As far as the residue left behind, after the carpet has dried completely, run your carpet cleaning machine with just water in it. As you go over the carpet, you will see foaming in your machine - even using just straight water. This is because soap leaves behind so much residue it can not be removed from the carpet no matter how powerful your carpet cleaning machine's suction is. Soap based cleaners work in a manner to attract dirt and residue. What may happen is as you are cleaning, the soap can attract any dirt or dust below the surface to pull towards that stain. In the process, as you try to remove the stain, you can spread the stain, making it even worse than when you started the cleaning project. Here is an example of what a soap based cleaner can do to your carpet:

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Laundry Detergent used to clean pet stains. Rather than remove the stains, the Laundry Detergent pulled dirt and residue from below the carpet surface and spread the stains in the pattern they were cleaned with.
So now you might be wondering, "What can I do to remove pet stains?" Removing pet stains and odors can be done quite simply by using the right cleaner. Genesis 950 is the best pet stain remover for carpet and upholstery because it is free of vinegar and soaps. 

What is Genesis 950

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Genesis 950 All Purpose Cleaner
Genesis 950 is a surfactant based cleaner. A surfactant works a little different that traditional cleaners. While soap works in a manner to attract dirt, a surfactant actually works to break down the bonds of stains causing them to lose adherence to the surface they have attached too. Sold in concentrate form, a little bit of Genesis 950 goes a long way. For it to work properly, all you need to do is add water, making it the easiest DIY Recipe for pet stains you will find. When water is added to Genesis 950, the solution penetrates the stain, causing it to lose adherence and break free from the surface it has adhered to. But it doesn't just remove stains, it also kills bacteria that creates odor issues. It is the perfect all in one cleaner for pet stains and pet odors. 

How To Use Genesis 950 

Genesis 950 can be used as a spot cleaner or as a carpet cleaning solution in any carpet cleaning machine.  If used as a spot cleaner, the most effective mixing ratio is 1/3 Genesis 950 to 2/3 water. Simply put the solution in a spray bottle and spray the stained area. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes. This gives the solution time to break down the stains. After a few minutes have elapsed, wipe up the stain. After the stain has been remove, clean the area with a damp cloth or sponge to remove any excess solution or excess residue from the stain. 

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In this example, pet vomit is removed from a wool rug using Genesis 950 as a spot cleaner

If your issue is pet odor or very large pet stains, then the most effective way to use Genesis 950 is in a carpet cleaning machine. If your machine has one compartment for solution and water to be mixed together, again use the ratio of 1/3 Genesis 950 to 2/3 water. This is the most effective ratio for tough stains. If your machine has 1 compartment for solution and 1 for water, simply fill the solution container up with Genesis 950 and the water tank with water.

When cleaning carpet with Genesis 950, simply go over the carpet nice and slow. This allows the solution to get into the fibers and the padding. When odor is an issue, it is because the urine has seeped into the padding. If you do not get the padding clean that odor will not be removed. If the odor is not removed, you pet is likely to continue going to the bathroom in that spot. This is not a training issue, it is an instinctual behavior. After you have thoroughly gone over the carpet, let the mixture sit for about 30 to 45 minutes. This gives the mixture time to saturate and break down the stains. After that time has elapsed, fill your carpet cleaning solution tank with ONLY water. Slowly go over the entire carpet. This will flush out all the residue that has been broken down within the carpet. If your return water comes back soap, it is a result of Genesis 950 breaking down any residue left behind from previously used soap based cleaner. If your water comes back black or dark brown in color, it means the Genesis 950 has broken down all the dust and dirt buried in your carpet, as well as the pet stains. If the water is very dark, continue to rinse until the return water appears clear. This may take several times in the event you have not used Genesis 950 before. Upon completion allow the carpet to dry. Once dry you will not only notice the stains and odors have been removed, but you will feel the texture of your carpet has been changed. By clearing dirt, dust and residue out of the pores, Genesis 950 will leave your carpet soft, plush and vibrant.

Here are some examples of pet stains cleaned with Genesis 950:

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In addition to removing pet stains and odors, Genesis 950 is a green cleaner. it does not contain any harmful chemicals, making it safe for you, your family, your pets and the environment. If you are tired of pet stains and odor, Genesis 950 is the best pet stain remover you will use. Forget those DIY pet stain remover recipes that can damage your carpet. 

Puppy Potty Training Tips


best carpet cleaner pet stainsEvery year, hundreds of puppies are given as gifts and then returned or placed in a shelter. There are many reasons for this. Puppies require attention, adjustment to scheduling and unexpected expenses. If you are planning on getting a puppy, these are some things to take into consideration, and they are things the pet owner can proactively adjust. In some cases, puppies are returned because of accidents in the house. This too is something that can be controlled by the owner. In many cases, improper cleaning techniques only promote a puppy going to the bathroom in the house. This is something that can be corrected by properly cleaning pet stains. When pet stains are cleaned correctly, it can actual prevent a new puppy from going to the bathroom in the house.

The first thing to understand about dogs is that they urinate based on instinct as well as training. With a new puppy, it is important to establish a schedule. Take the puppy outside frequently to encourage the dog to go to the bathroom outside. You may notice as you take the dog outside, he/she will do a lot of sniffing. This is natural instinct kicking in. Dogs tend to urinate in the same spot based on scent. They tend to urinate in the same spot they have previously gone. As you continue to take your new puppy outside, try to guide your dog to the spot where they have previously gone to the bathroom. As time progresses, you will be able to wait longer periods of time when taking your dog outside. Eventually, this pattern will help the dog identify the area outside as the area where they can go to the bathroom.

Naturally, with a puppy, there will be accidents in the house. This should be expected with a new puppy. While you can take measures to prevent such accidents, including frequent outdoor visits, or placing the puppy in an area where an accident would not impact the house, don't be upset when an accident happens on the carpet or a rug. 

puppy christmas giftWhen an accident occurs on the carpet, it is essential that you clean the area properly. As stated previously, dogs urinate based on instinct. If they smell the odor of urine, they are likely to continue to go to the bathroom in that spot until the urine scent is completely removed. If an accident occurs, the first time may very well be an accident. Sometimes this happens with puppies because they become overly excited, do not have bladder control, or have not grown accustomed to the potty schedule. This is to be expected. To prevent it from becoming a habit, clean the urine stain properly.


There are countless products available for pet stain removal. There are also endless online "recipes" and "DIY pet stain removers." Unfortunately, many of these products are not as effective as they claim to be. And nearly EVERY Do It Yourself Pet Stain Remover offers the WORST thing you can possible do to clean pet stains. 

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  • VINEGAR - Vinegar is the primary ingredient in almost every Do It Yourself pet stain remover recipe. As a natural cleaner, vinegar works to break down stains due to it's acidic base. Distilled white vinegar has a pH level of 2.4. Vinegar has a distinct acidic smell. Dog urine has an acidic base with a pH level typically around 6.5. Like vinegar, pet urine has a distinct acidic odor. Because vinegar and urine share this acidic base, as well as an acidic odor, the puppy's instincts will likely kick in. A dog can not differentiate the scent of vinegar from that of their urine. Because of this, if vinegar is used to clean pet stains from carpet, the dog will likely be encouraged to urinate in that spot. Vinegar is easily the WORST thing you can use to clean pet stains. Even the Humane Society acknowledges that vinegar & ammonia based cleaners can encourage pets to continue urinating in the spot where they were applied. 

  • ENZYMES -  Enzymatic cleaners dominate the aisles of every pet store. Many claim to be environmentally friendly, which is a factor in their popularity. However a closer look at the Safety Data Sheets can reveal the products contain some of the most dangerous chemicals such as 2-Butoxyethanol - a horrid chemical which can cause skeletal defects and weight loss in mammals. The last thing you want to do is place toxic chemicals on your carpet where it can affect your pets or your children. Aside from the health risks of some enzymes, there is also a specific science to the way enzymes work. Through the process, the idea is that an enzyme will interact with urine to promote that is breaks down. However for enzymes to work correctly, a lot of factors need to be just right. Temperature, acidity of the urine, age of the enzymes and the diet of the dog are just a few factors that can prevent enzymes from working correctly. Often, people find that the enzymes may appear to have worked, only to find that in a few days either the stain reappears or the odor becomes overwhelming. This is often as a result of proteins being broken down and settling back into the carpet, or the enzyme not actually having the power to clean into the padding of the carpet. 

  • HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS - In line with the DIY pet stain remover recipes are those that call for various household cleaners. Many homemade pet stain removal recipes call for laundry detergent or dish soap. No! Just don't do it! Soap based cleaners work on the principal of attraction. Dirt, dust and other staining agents, including urine, are pulled toward the soap. When used in carpet, as the soap travels downward, it takes the stains with it. When this happens, what might have been a simple surface stain now becomes embedded in the padding. As you rinse, you might notice the surface becomes clean, but in time, everything that has seeped into the padding will resurface. This then results in "phantom stains" that come back after you have cleaned the area. There are several other problems soap based cleaners present. They can clog the pores of carpet, making the carpet feel rigid. Soap also does not have the power to kill the odor - especially if it seeps downward into the padding. Again, you are only intensifying the urge for your new puppy to urinate in that spot again. Other household cleaners present other problems. Some can actually spread the stain, leaving a grayish residue on the surface of light colored carpets. Oxidizing agents can cause discoloration to carpets. When a carpet becomes discolored, this can not be easily reversed.


They key to preventing your puppy from going to the bathroom in the house is proper cleaning. because dogs are drawn to urinate in spots where they have previously gone, it is imperative to not just remove the visible stain, but also to completely remove the urine odor. 

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Genesis 950 All Purpose Cleaner
Genesis 950 is a green, all purpose surfactant based cleaner. Instead of using soaps or hazardous chemicals, Genesis 950 relies on water as the key ingredient. Sold in concentrated form, water is added upon use. When Genesis 950 and water interact with a stain, Genesis 950 breaks down the bonds of a stain. Once the bonds of a stain are broken, the stain becomes water soluble. Solubility allows for the stain to lose adherence and be flushed from the surface. In the event that pet urine has seeped into the padding, Genesis 950 can be used in a carpet cleaning machine to effectively break down any odor causing stains in the padding. In addition to breaking down and removing stains, Genesis 950 also has the power to kill odor causing bacteria. As the odor is removed, the likelihood of your dog continuing to urinate on the carpet is reduced.

There are two methods for removing pet stains with Genesis 950. The first is by spot cleaning. Spot cleaning is most suitable for surface stains. These types of stains include when the accident is number 2 or if your puppy got sick on the carpet. To spot clean these stains, use Genesis 950 in a spray bottle mixed with water. The recommended ratio is 1/3 part Genesis 950 to 2/3 parts water. This recommendation works great for cleaning multiple messes from pet stains to kitchen cleaning. Keeping a spray bottle with this ratio in the cleaning cabinet makes you ready for any situation. 

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Spot cleaning with Genesis 950 is easy. Simply spray the solution mixed with water on the stain. Be sure to allow the stain to be thoroughly saturated. Allow the solution to sit for several minutes. Once the stain has absorbed the solution, it should be able to be wiped away fairly easy. If after wiping up the stain, there is still some left behind, reapply the cleaning solution and let sit a little longer before wiping. Once the stain has been removed, blot with fresh water to rinse. When complete, let the area dry. 

While spot cleaning is effective for surface stains, it is NOT an acceptable means to clean pet urine. Pet urine, being a liquid, travels down ward. Often, it ends up in the padding, which because of it's consistency, absorbs liquid such as urine, like a sponge. When urine odor is an issue, spot cleaning the surface will NOT remove the urine in the padding. Spraying deodorizes on the area will also not have any impact on the padding. As long as that urine odor is in the padding, the likelihood of your dog peeing there will remain very high. To properly remove pet urine and pet urine odor from carpet, it MUST be done with a machine. 

A carpet cleaning machine allows for solution to be distributed below the carpet surface. As this is where the odor settles, this is very important. A carpet cleaning machine also has the power to extract the stains, sediment and urine that has been trapped in the padding. When Genesis 950 is used in a carpet cleaning machine, the solution gets into the padding, breaks down not only the pet stains, but also the dirt and dust. Be sure to thoroughly go over the entire carpet with the Genesis 950/water mixture, ensuring that the carpet is thoroughly saturated. Once the carpeted has been treated in this manner, allow it to sit for anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. This will give the solution the time needed to properly break down stains and kill odor causing bacteria. After this time has elapsed, fill your carpet cleaning machine with ONLY fresh water. Slowly go over all areas that have been initially cleaned using the machine. Doing this will flush everything that has been broken down out of the carpet. At first, the return water may come back black. If so, continue to rinse until you can get the return water as clear as possible. Once you are satisfied with the rinsing, allow the carpet to dry. The results will be a clean, odor free carpet. You will likely also notice the carpet feels softer - this is in part to Genesis 950 being soap free.

If a new puppy is going to be part of your year, be prepared for a little bit of disruption. One of the biggest reasons puppies end up unwanted after the Holidays is due to training issues. However many of these issues can be resolved quite simply by properly training and cleaning up after your pet. If your puppy is having accidents in the house, it might not be because of the puppy. Instead, it might be because of how you are cleaning up after the puppy. Are you using products that encourage urination? Are you using products that do not remove the odor? Before you get rid of that puppy, try getting rid of the cleaning products you are using. Keeping your puppy and your family happy might be as simple as finding the right way to remove pet stains. Genesis 950 is the best pet stain remover for pet urine stains and pet odor stains. 

Fall Carpet Cleaning


With Fall comes hay fever. Pollen, dust and dander that have nestled into your carpet over Summer. Spills and stains from kids being out of school might be making your carpet look older than it really is. Perhaps humidity and moisture are making your carpet smell unpleasant. In addition to removing stains and spills, a good carpet cleaning can remove the pollen and dust in your carpet that might be irritating your sinuses.

Genesis 950 is the perfect cleaner for cleaning your carpet, restoring the fibers and removing odors. Genesis 950 is a green, all purpose, surfactant based cleaner . When mixed with water, it breaks down the bonds of stains. As a result, the stains lose adherence and can be flushed away from the surface.


Genesis 950 is easy to use in any carpet cleaning machine. Because it is not soap based, it is safe for any type of machine.

There are 2 basic types of carpet cleaner machines.

Common household carpet cleaning machines tend to have 2 compartments. One compartment holds water and the one holds cleaning solution. These are the easiest to use as far as measuring how much cleaner to use. Simply fill the solution compartment up with Genesis 950, and the water compartment with water. Most of these machines have settings such as "High," "Medium," "Low" and "Rinse." By choosing the desired setting, the machine will blend the water and solution for you. For a general carpet cleaning, select the "Low" or "Medium" setting. If you are dealing with heavy stains such as high traffic areas or pet stains, select "High." If you have selected "High," be sure to check the solution tank frequently to be sure the setting has not used all of the solution. The "High" setting can drain the solution tank quickly if it pulls a lot of solution.
Other machines have 1 large tank. Water and the cleaning solution are mixed together in this tank. Machines that can be rented tend to use this design. For these machines, mix the solution as needed based on the severity of the stains. If it is a general carpet cleaning, stick to the 1 part Genesis 950 to 7 parts water mix. For pet stains and food stains, a 1/3 Genesis 950 to 2/3 water mix can be used. If the carpet is obnoxious and filthy, you can go as high as a 50/50 mix.

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This chart shows various cleaning ratios

Once your tanks are full, begin cleaning. Take your time and slowly release the mixture of Genesis 950 and water onto the carpet. Once you have treated the carpet, let the mixture sit. This is where Genesis 950 does it's work. As the 950 comes in contact with stains, the stain becomes water soluble. When water soluble, stains begin to break down. In addition to breaking down stains, the 950 will also break apart dirt, pollen, and any bacteria in the carpet.

Let the carpet sit for at least 35 - 40 minutes. For heavy stains, the mixture can sit for longer periods of time. The longer it sits, the more it will break down. When you feel the mixture has set in long enough, set your machine to rinse. In machines with 2 compartments, simply remove the solution compartment or change the setting to "Rinse." In a machine with 1 compartment, fill that compartment with only fresh water. Thoroughly rinse the areas that you have treated. The return water coming back filthy. In some cases, the 950 breaks so much down that the return water almost looks like mud. Rinsing thoroughly to remove as much as you can from the carpet. If possible, keep rinsing until the water comes back clear. If the carpet has not been cleaned for some time, or it is a high traffic area, you may have to rinse a lot for this to happen. If that is the case, rinse until you are satisfied.

Once rinsed allow the carpet to dry. Although excess moisture in the padding may promote bacteria or mold growth, the Genesis 950 fights that with it's antibacterial agents and actually prevents such growth. However, thoroughly drying the carpet is recommended. If weather permits and humidity levels are low, open windows to help the process. Fans and dehumidifiers can also be used to speed up the drying process.

When it comes to cleaning pet stains there are several cleaning products available. However few work as well as Genesis 950. Pet owners often use the wrong things to clean pet stains. Sometimes this results in situations worse then before they attempted to clean.

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Vinegar & Ammonia - Perhaps the most commonly recommended cleaning agents for pet stains.
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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
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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,there will be no reaction. Enzymes can only break down an element if they have the biological capacity to do so. The DNA strands have to be a 100% match. In addition to the DNA matching, there are other factors in play: temperature, moisture, age and so on. If any of these factors are off, the enzyme can not work. To complicate the process even more, enzymes sold are sold in general mass production. They are not designed to react specifically to the pH levels of individual pet's urine, variables in pet's diets, health issues and other details that vary from one animal to another. One of the most common complaints about enzymes is that the stain typically reappears a few days later or the odor returns. This happens because enzymes do not have the strength to get deep into the padding. So, while the stain on the carpet may be removed, what is left behind below the surface can rise to become visible as temperature changes. They also can not kill the bacteria which creates the odor. Without proper deodorizing, the odor returns. 

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
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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.

Here are some examples of Pet Stains Removed using Genesis 950:

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If you are looking for the best pet stain remover, Genesis 950 is the answer. Remove pet stains from carpet and furniture. Use as a spot cleaner to remove surface stains. Remove pet urine and odor by using Genesis 950 in any carpet cleaning machine.

Green Cleaning For The Entire Home

Spring Cleaning 

Genesis 950 is the only cleaner you'll need this spring to keep your ENTIRE home clean. As a surfactant based cleaner, Genesis 950 works with water to make stains water soluble. Through this process the bonds of a stain are broken and the stain can then be cleaned from the surface.

Genesis 950 safely. It's a green cleaner free of the hazardous chemicals found in common household cleaners. Many of the top selling cleaning products contain ingredients that have been linked to cancer, allergies, complications with blood cells and so on. Because Genesis 950 does not contain hazardous, regulated chemicals, it is not only safe for you as you clean, but safe for your family and pets  after you have cleaned.

As an all purpose cleaner, Genesis 950's uses are endless. This spring spend less time cleaning, and more time enjoying life!


Best Way To Clean CarpetsMake your carpets look, smell and feel professionally cleaned with Genesis 950. When Genesis 950 is used in a carpet cleaning machine, it can revive and restore carpet. Remove pet stains, traffic stains, food spills and dirt from carpet.

Genesis 950 works better than most carpet cleaners because it is not a soap based cleaner. Being a surfactant cleaner, Genesis 950 uses water to make stains water soluble. When this happens, the bonds of the stain which adhere it to the surface they are attached to are weakened. Once these bonds lose their strength, then can be flushed from the surface.

Soap based cleaners can leave a residue behind. This residue is often a fine film which can give your carpet a slimy feeling. Over time, this film can actually dry, leaving the carpet feeling stiff. Soaps are also designed to attract dirt. This can cause dirt, dust and dander to actually be drawn to the carpet.

Another benefit of cleaning carpets with Genesis 950 is that it has anti-bacterial agents which can break down mold, bacteria and other debris. Moisture in carpet can increase the growth of such mold and bacteria. This can lead to respiratory issues and increased allergies. By cleaning with Genesis 950, you are not only removing the dirt and stains, but you are also preventing the growth of mold and bacteria. 
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There are several types of carpet cleaning machines. One of the most popular models is the Bissell Pro Heat. This machine is comparable to a vacuum cleaner in size and extremely easy to use. Many brands such as Bissell have 3 compartments. One compartment for fresh water, one for cleaning solution and one for dirty water. Machines like this also have settings to vary the amount of solution being used when cleaning. Based on the level of cleaning needed, you can select various settings such as Light, Medium or Heavy. Obviously, the dirtier the carpet, the higher the setting. You selection increases or decreases the amount of cleaning solution being mixed with the clean water as the machine is in use.

When cleaning pet stains, the higher setting is the most desirable. When using Genesis 950 at this setting, the machine will take a higher amount of solution. Slowly go over the carpet releasing the mixture. After you have gone over the carpet, allow the mixture of Genesis 950 and water to sit for about 30 - 40 minutes. This will give the solution ample time to soak into the carpet and padding to break down the stains. After that time period has passed, select the "Rinse" setting and go back over the carpet. This setting will only release fresh water onto the carpet. In doing so, the fresh water will flush out everything that has been broken down and extract it from the carpet. If the carpet has not been cleaned for sometime, this water may come back almost black. If this happens, repeat rinsing until the water starts to come back clear.

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Bissell 2 In 1 

Other carpet cleaning machines have what is refereed to as a 2 in 1 tank. The Bissell Powerlift is an excellent machine with this type of system. This tank allows you to mix both the cleaning solution and the water in 1 tank. Typically, these tanks have a fill line as to how high you should fill the tank with solution, with the remaining space for clean water. With Genesis 950, you can follow the same guidelines for mixing solution and water, or you can increase the amount of Genesis 950 based on the stain type. For general cleaning, 1/3 950 to 2/3 water is perfect. This will break down surface stains, protect your padding and give a clean scent to your carpet. For heavier stains, or really bad pet odor, this ratio can be increased to a 50/50 mix. Once the tank is filled, go over the carpet. Allow this mixture to sit in the carpet for about 30 - 40 minutes to properly break down stains, odors, bacteria, dirt and dust. After that time has elapsed, fill the tank with ONLY clean water. Go over the entire area nice and slow. The clean water with rinse and flush out the stains that have been broken down. If you see your return water coming back black, you might want to rinse multiple times until the water begins to come back clear.

Carpet cleaning machines can also be rented at hardware and department stores. Typically, these machines have a 2 in 1 tank system allowing you to mix the solution and water in one tank. Again, you can mix the 950 to water from as low as 1/3 950 & 2/3 water, to as much as a 50/50 mix between the two. One of the keys with Genesis 950 is to never go higher than a 50/50 mix. It is water that activates Genesis 950. Because of this, having more Genesis 950 than water can actually lessen the cleaning impact.

For spills and stains, Genesis 950 can be used as a spot cleaner. To achieve the best results, fill a spray bottle 1/3 of the way with Genesis 950 and the remaining 2/3 with water. Spray the stained area, allowing the mixture to fully saturate the stain. Let the mixture sit on the stain for a few minutes to properly break down the stain. Depending on the stain type, you may have to let it sit for a longer period of time. After the stain has been broken down, rinse thoroughly with water. If the stain has not completely lifted, repeat this process and perhaps add a little bit more Genesis 950 or allow the mixture to sit longer to more effectively break down the stains.


Genesis 950 is perfect for removing pet stains. Whether it be cats or dogs, Genesis 950 can remove feces, urine and vomit stains as well as tracked in mud and dirt. 

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Kitchen cleaning with traditional cleaners can leave behind toxins that can come in contact with food and surface areas where food is prepared. This is another perk to Genesis 950. Being a green cleaner, it will not leave behind harmful chemicals. As an all purpose cleaner, Genesis 950 can tackle all your kitchen cleaning needs. Clean on multiple surfaces. Genesis 950 can clean stainless steel, granite, marble, concrete, tile, ceramic and finished wood.
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Tile Floor Cleaned With Genesis 950

Refrigerators and Freezers can be cleaned using Genesis 950 on the inside and out. Using the spray bottle ratio of 1/3 Genesis 950 to 2/3 water, remove food spills and stains from shelving and appliance interiors. It can also be used to clean the exterior of appliances and remove smudges, fingerprints and dirt buildup.

Easily remove grease, oil and food buildup on stove tops and inside over. Spray the area with the desired mixing ratio, allow to sit, then rinse with a clean sponge. With Genesis 950, buildup that typically requires harsh scrubbing can typically wipe up with no effort. 


Tile floors can be cleaned using Genesis 950 as well. This can be done a number of ways. The solution can be mixed with water and used in a steam cleaning machine, the floor can be mopped with the solution, or the surface can be hand cleaned using a towel or rag. Genesis 950 is highly effective at cleaning tile as it can easily get into the pores where dirt and grime have built up. It also makes cleaning grout a simple task. Perhaps the best way to clean tile is using the Genesis 950 & water mixture in a spray bottle, spraying the tile, letting it sit for a few minutes, then wiping down with a rag.

When using the method described with a spray bottle and a rag to wipe up the loosened grime, the results are evident. A relatively clean looking floor will really show it's dirty side when cleaned with Genesis 950. In this example, a tile floor, which looked clean with the eye, actually revealed how dirty it really was. The Genesis 950 was able to get into the pores of the tile and grout, break down the trapped dirt and grime and bring it to the surface. The rag demonstrates just how much can be removed from a "clean" tile floor when used. 


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The bathroom might quite possibly be the dirtiest room in the house. You might not be able to see it, but the germs are there. This is where Genesis 950's anti-bacterial power comes in very handy. Bacteria, germs and mold can commonly be found in bathrooms. By cleaning with an anti-bacterial cleaner, you are helping to combat illness and health issues. 

Genesis 950 can tackle all the surfaces found in the bathroom. From tiles to ceramic, chrome and stainless steel, tile floors, finished wood and more, Genesis 950 is truly an all purpose cleaner.

Clean tubs, showers, toilets, sinks and flooring with ease.

Tubs and showers are a pain to clean. Soap scum, water buildup, rust stains and stains that run off of packaging left in the shower can make the facility undesirable. Depending on how long the stain has been there, simply spray, allow to sit and wipe off. Older stains and marks may take a little extra elbow grease, but Genesis 950 can add a big hand in breaking down the stains to make your job easier. Not only does it help with the shower and tub, but as you clean, it will also help break down debris in the drainage system. If you are an environmentalist, you will also be happy to hear you are not putting any hazardous chemicals into the drainage system.

Cleaning bathroom fixtures with Genesis 950 can give your bathroom a whole new look. Areas that are hard to get to can easily be cleaned. Water buildup collects grime around metal faucets. When sprayed with a mixture of Genesis 950 and water, they are easily broken down and can be wiped away with ease.

In instances where the hardware has several pieces, or can be taken apart, spraying the dirty area with the mixture, allowing it to sit and then wiping clean can bring new life to old fixtures. All surfaces can be cleaned with the Genesis 950. The plastic handle, chrome fixture and ceramic basin can all be sprayed and wiped down using Genesis 950. No need for different cleaning products for different surfaces.

Bathroom shower heads can be easily cleaned with Genesis 950. Simply remove the shower head, spray with the mixture of Genesis 950 and water and allow to sit. Scrub off the water buildup and mold. Pour a little Genesis 950 right into the shower head and run water through the fixture to get better water pressure and a thoroughly clean shower head.


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During the summer months, your furniture might see more use than usual. If you have pets, there are all sorts of issues. Pet stains can come from slobbering or licking the furniture, an illness that causes leakage, mud from outside, marking territory and so much more. Kid stains can come from anything!!! Food stains, drink spills, art projects gone wrong and kids just being kids.

Genesis 950 is an amazing cleaner for all types of furniture. Because it does not have harsh chemicals, it can be used on microfiber, leather, polyester, cloth and even vintage materials.

Much like carpet cleaning, furniture can be cleaned in two different ways. In the photo to the left, Genesis 950 was used in a Bissell Spotbot to clean a microfiber duo-chair. When using any kind of machine for cleaning upholstery, it is best to use the attachment wand to get a thorough cleaning. In this example, the Genesis 950 was again used at a ratio of 1/3 950 to 2/3 water. The furniture was thoroughly cleaned, and the mixture allowed to site for about a half an hour. After that time had passed, the process was repeated using only clean water in the machine to flush everything that had been broken down. It's a LONG process when it comes to cleaning furniture, but it's worth it when the furniture reeks of pets and the only other option is spending money on new furniture. This thorough cleaning removes stains and odors. 

The uses for Genesis 950 do not stop with the carpet, kitchen, bathroom and furniture. That's just the beginning!!! Clean cars, trucks, boats, RVs and cycles. Genesis 950 is good for both exterior cleaning and interior detailing as well as engine degreasing. Clean concrete, stones, asphalt and more. Remove graffiti. Power wash siding and decks. The list of what Genesis 950 can and has cleaned is never ending.

Spring Cleaning - Patio Cleaning With Genesis 950

Spring Patio Cleaning

Clean patioSpring is just around the corner. It's almost time to pack up the patio, shut down the grill and brace yourself for the snow! This is the best time of the year to get your patio gear all cleaned up before it goes into storage. Over the summer, the weather may have raised havoc on your patio. Outdoor furniture and rugs may have water stains, mold build up or have just gotten dirty. Summer cookouts might have left your grill greasy. Your patio bricks might have dirt and grime covering it.                                                                                                                          
Genesis 950 is the perfect cleaner for all of your patio needs. As a surfactant based cleaner, Genesis 950 works with water to break the bonds of stains. Once a stain's bonds have been broken, the stain loses it's adherence and can then be rinsed away from the surface. Genesis 950 works on all types of surfaces. Easily clean upholstery, wicker, stainless steel, concrete and brick with out causing any damage. In addition to being a versatile all purpose cleaner, Genesis 950 is environmentally friendly. Safely clean outside without damaging grass or leaving hazardous chemicals that could seep into the soil or into drainage systems. Being green, Genesis 950 is also safe to use in areas where pets and children might spend their time.                                                                                                          
Cleaning your patio gear this time of year also makes it easier when Spring comes. With the furniture all cleaned, and the grill ready to go, just break it out when the weather warms up and it's ready to use! Cleaning your furniture before storage also prevents mold growth when it is packed away for the winter. A clean grill in storage also minimizes damage from mice. A dirty grill layered in grease can supply mice enough food to prosper through winter as they can live off the dried food and grease that might be caked on the grill. 

How To Clean An Outdoor Rug

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Outdoor rugs can add a whole new dimension to the outdoor patio. However being outside, they are exposed to various elements that can damage them. Rain can encourage mold growth and allow dirt to easily build up on the rug. Stains and spills from food can create stains. This rug has been exposed to everything you can imagine. Grass stains, mold growth, food spills and even grease and oil stains from the lawn mower. Looking at the rug, one might think it's time for a replacement. Not so with Genesis 950. While the rug looks ruined, Genesis 950 has the cleaning power to restore the carpet to it's original state.

clean carpet stainsTo clean the rug, use Genesis 950 in a spray bottle at a ratio of 1/3 Genesis 950 to 2/3 water. Looking at the stain, because it's so bad, one might be inclined to use Genesis 950 straight. However, there is no need for this. It is water that activates Genesis 950 and allows it to work. It is very important the water ratio is greater than the 950 ratio. Spray all of the stained areas ensuring that they are thoroughly saturated. Allow this mixture to soak into the carpet for a few moments. As the mixture soaks into the carpet, it will work to break down the stains. 
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After the mixture has been allowed some time to soak into the stained areas, begin to scrub the heavily stained areas. You can see in the photo how the stain has already lightened from the mixture of Genesis 950 and water. As you begin to scrub the area, you will see that the stain has been broken down so well that it cleans up quite easily. This particular stain is mold and engine grease. These stains have been set in for months. Traditional cleaners would have a hard time removing these types of stains without damaging the carpeting!

clean outdoor rugOnce the stained areas have been scrubbed, rinse the areas clean. Because this is an outdoor rug, designed to withstand water, it can easily be rinsed using a garden house. And because Genesis 950 is environmentally friendly, the runoff will not kill the grass or leave harmful chemicals to seep into the soil. In this photo you can see a lot of foaming. This foaming is NOT from the Genesis 950, but rather foam from previous cleaners that were used (and clearly did not work) to clean the rug. In addition to breaking down stains, Genesis 950 also removes residue left behind from other cleaning products. 

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Once the rug has been rinsed, you can see the difference cleaning with Genesis 950 has made. This rug went from a dingy, completely stained rug to a carpet that looks brand new. Now, allow the rug to dry thoroughly - especially before storing. Once dry, roll the rug up and if possible, wrap in plastic or a garbage bag for storage ensuring the rug is properly sealed so that bugs or rodents do not damage it through the winter months. No need to spend money on a brand new rug! It's all ready for next year.

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Here is a close up of the rug's fibers before and after being cleaned with Genesis 950

How To Clean Outdoor Furniture

wicker furniture careOutdoor furniture can be pretty resilient. Wicker is one of the most popular types of outdoor furniture because of how well it withstands weather. Birds love wicker furniture too!!! This chair has become a favorite perch for some Sparrows with a nearby nest. While wicker is resilient, it can also be difficult to clean because of how the wicker intertwines. With typical cleaners, this type of stain needs to be scrubbed off, making it difficult to clean in between layers. This is especially true if the wicker is tightly woven, such as the case in this photo. Trying to pull the wicker to clean in between the woven layers can damage the furniture and loosen the wicker. However Genesis 950 makes cleaning these types of stains very easy. 
clean wicker furnitureTo clean lawn furniture, spray the stained area with Genesis 950 and water. Again, the 1/3 Genesis 950 to 2/3 water ratio is recommended. Spray the stained area as thoroughly as possible, Saturating the stain. Because of the location on the chair, it is hard to really soak the area as the solution will run down the chair. It will however be able to collect in the tight weave of the wicker, which will break down any of the stain that has dried in those spots. Because this is a natural stain, it will break down fairly easy and you should see some of the stain breaking down simply by spraying the mixture of Genesis 950 and water onto it. Let it sit for a few moments. This will allow it to work it's way into the stain. 
clean patio furnitureAfter the mixture has been allowed to sit for a few moments, rinse the stain away. Again, being outside, simply use the hose. With Genesis 950, there is not even a need to scrub this type of stain. The mixture of Genesis 950 and water work so well at breaking down natural based stains that they simply need to be rinsed away. This will also rinse clean any debris that might have been left in the weave of the wicker. No scrubbing & no damage to your furniture. You can also spray the entire piece of furniture with the Genesis 950 and water mixture to remove any dirt, dust, insect residue, mold, or in the case of metal furniture rusted areas. 
how to remove bird poop stainsHere you can see final outcome of the chair. All cleaned up and ready to be packed up for winter!
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However Genesis 950 isn't just for wicker furniture. You can also use it to clean cushions and cloth  upholstery. This photo shows a zero gravity chair that has been stained either by rain or a soda spill. Because these chairs are portable, they see a lot of staining. They are also not cheap. With that being said, it's easier to clean one than to replace one. This stain had been set in for a couple of weeks.

patio furniture cleaningTo remove the stain, spray the area with the 1/3 Genesis 950 and 2/3 water mixture. Be sure to thoroughly saturate the stain. The mixture will allow the Genesis 950 to break down the bonds of the stains and allow the water to saturate the stain. Once you have saturated the area, allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes to work itself into the stains. 

stained lawn chairsAs the mixture sits, you will immediately see a difference in the stain. Regardless of what material you are cleaning, Genesis 950 will not damage the material. There is no bleach in the cleaner, so there is no possible way the fabric can be lightened or bleached out. For as tough as Genesis 950 is on stains, it is gentle on the surfaces it is applied to. With many traditional household cleaners, the bleach used can cause significant discoloration to fabric and upholstery.

clean outdoor furnitureAfter the mixture has been allowed to sit, simply wipe the stain away. Typically stains of this nature do not require a lot of scrubbing. The outdoor carpet did require some scrubbing due to the fact that the stains were not just on the surface, but they were in the fibers of the carpet as well. In the event the stains have not been removed, try either using Genesis 950 at a higher ratio in the mix with water, or allow it to sit on the stain for a longer period of time. 
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The chair is now cleaned! Just allow it to dry. This cleaning method is perfect for all types of outdoor furniture. From fold out chairs, to permanent backyard furniture. Easily remove spills, stains, dirt, dust, mold and any other debris that might collect on your chairs. Keep them looking new and ready to use.

How To Clean Grills

Grills are a tough job to clean. They require a little more elbow grease than furniture or carpets. They also require more time to clean. Many people like the flavor of grilling on a grill that has been used, so the buildup over summer can add to the flavor of what's cooking. In the event that the grill is used after cleaning, Genesis 950 is safe. It will not leave behind any chemicals that can be hazardous if ingested. You do not want to clean your grill with something that can create health issues if they make contact with cooking surfaces. Just be sure to get the grill clean before putting it in the garage for the winter to avoid some common issues. Mice can feed on built up grease and left behind food for the duration of winter. As the temperature varies, warmer days can cause the grease to drip in the garage, leaving behind a stain on the flooring. 

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The grill pictured above was replaced by a new grill and the dirty grill was passed along to someone else because of how filthy it was. The person who inherited the unsightly grill used Genesis 950 to clean it. To clean it, Genesis 950 was used at the standard 1/3 ratio with 2/3 water. The grill was thoroughly spayed with Genesis 950. Every inch of the grill was saturated with the mixture. As the mixture soaked into the grease and burnt areas, it began to break apart. After soaking for some time, the grill was cleaned with a pressure washer to break away all of the buildup that had been saturated and could break away on it's own. After pressure washing, the areas that still had buildup were re saturated with the cleaning mixture and allowed to sit for about 5 - 10 minutes. These areas were then cleaned with a scouring pad. There were areas that did require a lot of scrubbing and in many instances a second or third application of the Genesis 950 mixture. 

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The grill was cleaned section by section. In this photo, you can clearly see the difference between the section that was thoroughly cleaned to the section that was next to be cleaned. 
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The end result was a grill so clean that the original owner wished he hadn't gone out and bought a new grill! 

How To Clean Brick & Concrete

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clean bricksBrick can collect all sorts of build up. Mold, stains from plants, bird droppings, dirt, and dust can all become embedded in brick and grout. Genesis 950 can be used to clean brick and grout without damaging either. In the examples shown, Genesis 950 was again used at the 1/3 to 2/3 water ratio. We have no idea what these stains are! It appears to be some time of mold. The stains were sprayed with the cleaning mixture, allowed to sit and then cleaned off with a towel and rinsed. For tough jobs or a thorough cleaning, use Genesis 950 in a power washer to really get in the nooks and crannies as well as high to reach places. Genesis 950 can also be used to power wash aluminum siding. 

remove concrete stainsOne of our favorite reviewers, Bre at The Small Things, recently moved into a new apartment and the previous renters had a rubber mat at the front door. The mat had stained her concrete and she tried EVERYTHING to clean it. Nothing remove the stains. However that all changed when she used Genesis 950.

To remove the stains, she used Genesis 950 at a higher concentrate. Her mixing ratio was 3/4 Genesis 950 and 1/4 water. Typically, we don't recommend more cleaner than water, however Bre has used Genesis 950 for years and understands how it works and knew that this was going to be a tough job. She applied the mixture to the concrete and allowed it to sit for a few moments. She then used a scrub brush on the stain. This helps to get into the pours of the concrete. After scrubbing, she was able to rinse away the stains.

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Bre also had another area of stained concrete near her back patio. The air condition unit drips water onto the concrete. The mixture of water with the heat of the running unit was a breeding ground for mold. You can clearly see the mold and bacteria growth on the concrete.

Again, she saturated the area with the cleaning mixture and let it sit. After two minutes, she began scrubbing. Finally, she rinsed away the stains. The difference is night and day.

Another plus, the fact that Genesis 950 is green means it will not kill any grass with the runoff, it will not pollute the yard with toxic chemicals, and it is safe in the event a pet or child decides to explore the area. You can read her full review at The Small Things to see what else she has to say.

The cleaning possibilities are endless. These are just some of the things Genesis 950 can do on your patio. Imagine what it can clean inside your home!!!