What is the best carpet cleaner for pet stains? Which carpet cleaners work best on urine stains and which ones can handle poop stains? What are the best carpet cleaners to those truly nasty pet stains like vomit and diarrhea? And which ones can handle pet fur, too? Here are some of the best carpet cleaning option for 2017.
Carpet Cleaning Machines to Get Rid of the Toughest Stains
1. Bissell Deep Clean Premier Pet Carpet Cleaning Machine
This carpet cleaner is notable for the touch stain brush designed for pet stains like pee and poop as long as you’ve removed the large solid pieces. When you use it to clean the rest of your carpets, it won’t clog on the pet hair. It can even tackle where the cat threw up trying to hack up a fur ball.
It does a decent job cleaning the edges of the pet stain, so you have to make more than one pass to clean the center of the stained area.
The biggest strike against this carpet cleaner for pet owners is that its design forces you to empty the clean water tank when the dirty water tank is emptied. That makes the emptying process more hassle than it is in models that have two separate water tanks, and it wastes any soap and scented tablets you have in the clean water tank.
On the other hand, it has the Heat Wave technology that keeps the water warm to boost its cleaning power as you work up until you empty the water tank. It won’t heat the water up to steaming as happens with professional carpet cleaners, but it will keep hot water hot.
2. Steamvac Carpet Cleaner by Hoover, Model F5914900
This is a good budget carpet cleaner for the occasional pet stain. It is reasonably priced at $135, and it is occasionally marked down a little from that price point.
It cleans quite well given that there are similar pet stain specific cleaners that cost twice as much. The separate clean water and dirty water tanks help you dump the dirty water without having to man-handle a much larger combined tank.
The SteamVac by Hoover offers a hand tool for cleaning upholstery. This does a decent job of cleaning up small urine stains and pet fur on furniture. It won’t handle wet or soggy messes.
The downside of the unit is that it only works for a few months if you are using it heavily.
3. Bissell Pro-Heat Revolution, Model 1548
This large Bissell carpet cleaner has a list price of $200 and is occasionally marked down on sale. It has scrub brushes that can get the ground in poop stains and vomit stains that have started to seep into the carpet other carpet cleaners short of professional grade units have trouble lifting up. A point in favor of this unit are the controls that let you turn on the scrub brushes to scrub even harder.
It also offers buyers a pet specific tool. As long as you don’t use the tool to clean other spots after you use it on a pee or poop stain, it does great. Otherwise, wash it thoroughly between uses even on the same cleaning jaunt to prevent leaving traces of the first stain in other areas.
Another benefit of the Bissell Revolution is the pro-heat heating element. It won’t heat the water to the boiling point, but it will heat up hot tap water to help you get more gunk out of the carpet with or without shampoo. This model of Bissell carpet cleaner does not have the option to clean with only water, only the soapy water in the clean water tank.
4. Rug Doctor Deep Carpet Cleaner
Its greatest strength is the suction power – it will clean up pet urine stains in one pass and it pulls up enough moisture that the area will be dry in an hour. Poop and vomit stains will take more than one pass.
Its sprayers can clog, so don’t use too much soap and clean them if they are pushed through a pile of biological mess. The electrical connections to the sprayers sometimes disconnect, which can also cause them not to work.