What are the top rated carpet cleaning machines for pet owners? Specifically, what are the best models for pet stains, which many carpet shampooers don’t do a good job with? We review and compare some of the best units that can handle pet stains like pet urine without redistributing the mess and driving it deeper into the carpet when you try to remove it.
Nature’s Miracle Stain and Odor Remover Carpet Shampoo
Nature’s Miracle Stain Carpet ShampooYou can use Nature’s Miracle to remove the majority of odors and stains, but don’t forget that it’s an enzyme cleaner – you have to shake the bottle before every use. Enzyme cleaners break the particles and penetrate the carpet fibers, extracting stains, allergens, and odors to the surface.

This is a low-foaming formula that you can use with any steam cleaner or water-based carpet shampoo. It’s intended for cleaning carpets of all colors. This stain and dirt remover contains rug brighteners and conditioners that will make your carpet look fresh – it will even be a couple of shades lighter after the wash.

This carpet shampoo removes all odors, but while it’s sold as unscented, that isn’t the case. If you need light cleaning, then the scent isn’t overpowering. But, if you use too much product, more than it’s written on the label, then you will feel a powerful scent. If you have nasty stains, the scent will definitely get worse until it gets better. Same goes if you don’t have a good carpet cleaner that removes all the shampoo residue.

Pros

Powerful stain and odor remover that works well when it comes to getting the dirt and pet odor from the carpet fibers.
Carpets get lighter and appear refreshed.
Cons

In contact with pet urine, the scent is very strong as the enzymes break up the odor particles.
It might take a couple of tries before the carpets are thoroughly cleaned.
Bubba’s Super Steamer Carpet Shampoo
Bubba’s Super Steamer Carpet CleanerBubba’s Super Steamer Carpet Shampoo is specifically formulated to get rid of pet odors and stains, but it also works well for regular carpet steaming and cleaning. Having pets at home definitely means there are heavy traffic areas, and carpets can get dirty – fast. Since animals love marking their territories bit by bit, it might be a while until you notice the funky scent.

That said, this cleaner can help you remove the odors, but you have to understand that if the surfaces are thoroughly soaked, it will take more than one shampooing and cleaning until you get everything out. Many people stop trying mid-process and blame the product instead.

Since Bubba’s carpet shampoo isn’t an enzyme cleaner, you don’t have to let it soak on the rug before you proceed with cleaning. The formula acts immediately and breaks up dirt particles that are easily removed with any commercial pet shampooer like Hoover or Bissell. The scent isn’t overpowering if you use small amounts for light cleaning, but heavily soiled carpets require a lot more attention, so the scent can be quite powerful.

Pros

This is a green carpet cleaner, which means that it doesn’t affect the environment, just the deep-rooted stains.
No-foam formula that you can rinse off immediately with carpet cleaners.
Cons

If used in larger quantities, this carpet shampoo has that strong, hospital-ish chemical smell that lasts a while.