***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
It seems that stains and I have a never-ending war here. With 2 toddlers, a messy teen boy, a husband that works in the automotive industry, 4 cats and 3 dogs, it seems I always have something that needs to be scrubbed. Yes, always. Sigh. A mother's work never ends!
With back to school season here, I am getting a lot more stains as well. Paint, crayon ground into the carpets, mud tracked into the house that my son picked up during gym glass...And then there are the "mystery stains" that cannot easily be identified. (Those are the worst!)
I have tried many stain removal methods, and have found lots that are quite effective. So when I got the chance to try Chem-Dry Carpet Stain Extinguisher, I had pretty high hopes. After all, Chem-Dry is the world's leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service, so a product that consumers can use at home sounded very promising. Not to mention that this product is supposed to be very quick-drying.
About Chem-Dry :
Chem-Dry is the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaner as ranked byEntrepreneur Magazine for 21 years in a row as the #1 in category. Chem-Dry also earned an award from Franchise Direct as one of the top 100 global franchises. With more than 4,000 locations worldwide, Chem-Dry uses the industry’s finest, most powerful equipment and proprietary cleaning solutions to ensure the best clean for your family. You can trust Chem-Dry to deliver quality and value.
And yes, they now have retail products available that anyone can use! There are stain removers, products to combat grease and oil, yummy smelling carpet deodorizers, and even pet odor extinguishers.
Here are some great back to school stain removal tips from the folks at Chem-Dry:
· Crayons. Vacuum all crayon particles out of the area. Remaining small crayon bits that have adhered to carpet fibers can be removed by placing a brown paper grocery bag over the area and applying a heated iron to the bag for 10 to 15 seconds. Repeat as needed.
· Watercolors. Using a paper towel, blot the stain with warm water, pressing gently to draw up as much paint as possible. Next, mix 1/8 cup of ammonia with one cup of cold water in a spray bottle and spray the solution over the stain, letting it sit for two to three minutes. Blot up more of the watercolor stain with fresh paper towels. Then, mix one tablespoon of dish soap with two cups of water in a spray bottle and spray the stain. Blot the final traces of the paint with fresh paper towels. Finally, rinse the soap out of the carpet with tap water and dry the area with a white towel.
· Mud. Don’t be too quick to scrub the stain. Instead, allow the mud to dry and then vacuum the area. Next, mix 1/4 teaspoon of a translucent liquid dishwashing detergent with two cups of water and use a white cloth to gently dab the spot repeatedly until the stain is gone.
· Juice Box. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand washing detergent with two cups of warm water. Using a sponge, blot the juice stain to remove as much of the liquid as possible, then spray the area with lukewarm water and blot the stain again by applying pressure. If the stain persists, mix one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of warm water and sponge the solution into the carpet, blotting the area until the juice stain disappears. Follow by sponging with cool water, then blot dry.
Our Review of Chem-Dry Carpet Stain Extinguisher :
We received the Chem-Dry Carpet Stain Extinguisher to try out for ourselves. We have about a zillion stains and spills on a daily basis, so it wasn't long before we had the chance to put this product to the test.
The spot in the photo below? Well, I am not entirely sure of its origin. It may be a pet stain, or mud, or food....It's one of those mysterious stains that just sort of showed up, and no one claimed ownership of it.
The Chem-Dry Carpet Stain Extinguisher sprays out of the canister in a high-pressure stream. As soon as it hit the stain, it immediately started foaming and bubbling. This was great to see, since it let me know that the product was going to work. This is due to the fact that the cleaning solution is carbonated, which boosts its cleaning power.
I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical that this product would perform as well as some of my other carpet cleaning concoctions. It didn't take much product at all, but after a few minutes and a light blotting, this stain was completely gone. It also dried very rapidly, which is always a big plus. No one likes stepping in a cold, wet spot!
Overall, I am very pleased with this product from the folks at Chem-Dry. It definitely packs a powerful punch against even old, set in stains. We have used it on several different stains such as food, drink, crayon, and even paint. It has been quick and super effective on every single one! I can't wait to try more products from this brand. I am especially curious about their pet formula. If you're looking for a quick, no-hassle way to eliminate those ugly stains from your carpets and upholstery, I would definitely recommend you give this product a try.
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