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.

Pet Stain Remove Issues

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.