Owning a pet can be a wonderful addition to any home or family but those cute little creatures sure do know how to make a mess. Whether you have a brand new puppy who is not quite house trained yet or you have a cat that has a hairball issue, your carpets can undergo a lot of wear and tear over the years of owning an animal.
If these messes are not properly taken care of and in a timely manner, they can leave some pretty nasty stains behind that can permanently damage your carpet.
In the past few years vacuum companies have been coming out with their very own carpet shampooers. At one time you had to rent a commercial carpet cleaner in order to wash your carpet but now you can own a smaller, much more affordable unit that you can keep and use periodically whenever you need to.
This is a very convenient item to have on hand when you have pets and children too. A number of companies have created shampooers designed just with pets in mind.
The best carpet shampooers for homes that have pets include:
Best Carpet Cleaner under $200
Ideally, the best carpet shampooers when it comes to pet messes will provide a very hot water cleaning. This is the best way to not only clean out a pet stain but it is also ideal when it comes to sanitizing the spot as well. When you are dealing with waste material, hairballs or vomit, you want to make sure the spot is taken care of completely. The BISSELL DeepClean Premier Pet Full Sized Carpet Cleaner # 17N4 by BISSELL has special heatwave technology that helps the shampooer provide a consistent warm temperature of water during the process of cleaning.
This DeepClean carpet shampooer by Bissell comes with a number of attachment tools including a deep reach pet tool which allows you to get deep into the carpet, right down to the padding where messes can soak in to. Dual power brushes provide 12 rows of cleaning to pull messes right out of the carpet and the pet hair basket keeps the hair contained so you can clean out the shampooer in one easy step. A lot of carpet shampooers do not separate the fur and hair which ends up clogging the machine and ruining it.
Best Carpet Cleaner for Pets
This is one heavy duty carpet shampooer system – Hoover SteamVac Pet Complete Carpet Washer with Clean Surge # F5918900 that has multiple rotating brushes to provide a deep and thorough cleaning of your carpet. The water is heated prior to hitting the floor and there is even a Fingertip Clean Surge function that you can use on really set in stains and areas of your home that see a lot of traffic.
There are two separate tanks; one for clean water and one for dirty water. The tanks are quite large so you will not find yourself constantly having to stop what you are doing and change out the tanks. This can be a big issue with a lot of residential pet shampooers. If the tanks are too small you have to stop every few feet to empty the dirty water and refill the clean water reservoirs. This package comes with detergent that is recommended for this shampooer and thirty pet stain wipes that work on carpet as well as furniture
Best Spot and Stain Cleaner to Buy
If you are not looking for a full size carpet shampooer but rather a small unit that you can use to clean up individual spots, then the BISSELL Spotbot Pet Handsfree Spot and Stain Cleaner with Deep Reach Technology, 33N8A unit is a great option. This shampooer is about the size of a small dust buster and you can literally put the machine over the spot you want to clean, set it and leave it. The machine goes through cycles where it will remove debris, scrub the stain, rinse it, etc. Each cleansing cycle goes through 400 cleaning revolutions.
Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection will sanitize and clean the carpet and remove the risk of bacteria, mildew and mold.
If you incur a few stains here and there when your pet has an accident then this is a good product to keep on hand without having to invest in a very expensive, full sized product that you will have to store and maintain.