Sunday, April 18, 2010

It's here!

Hey, it's Mom taking over the blog today. Mungo and Teazer are being lazy and Firecat doesn't like to blog.

We received a wonderfully large box from the people at Clean+Green on Thursday. Of course, we knew it was coming, it was just a matter of when. This is from Kimo & Sabi's giveaway last month.

Of course, this week has been crazy for us here. Buggie was inducted into the National Honor Society on Thursday, so we were at the school all night for the ceremony. Then playoff hockey began on Friday, and we don't have cable TV, so we went to my parents' house to watch the game and do some laundry. Mini stayed the night, and I had things to do at church on Saturday morning, so Buggie stayed home and steamcleaned part of the living room carpet to get up any loose yuck from the carpet before the big product test. I finished that off last night and got pictures of one test at the same time.

I'm especially intrigued at the instruction that there is *NO* rubbing, scrubbing or blotting needed. Just spray, let it dry, and the stain is gone. Or so it says. I'm generally impatient, as well as cynical, so my initial results will be skewed LOL.

I intentionally treated only one spot out of a clump so I could use the rest of the clump as a reference point for pictures. This one was being done while steam cleaning the carpet, so the furniture was all out of place, etc.

That was about a half hour soak from the spray, and then because I'm impatient, I hit it with the steam cleaner. I'm pretty sure that this was *not* a pet stain, but rather spilled food. Probably spaghetti sauce. And it's several months to maybe a year or more old. It's been through four or five attempts with the steam cleaner alone with no result. It's been through at least one attempt with Dyson's Zorb stain remover with no luck, and I can't remember if I ever tried Resolve on it, which I had stopped buying when I tried the Zorb (which actually does work on some of our other stains). By the way, the treated spot was about an inch to an inch and a half in diameter. I probably should have added some coins for size comparison.

One thing I noticed, and I'm not sure if this is good or bad, is that the product comes out as a fairly tight stream. Actually, it started out as a "normal" aerosol, but tightened into the stream quickly. It means that the product is more focused, which also means it's not covering as large of an area. This could be good for small stains so you're not spraying too much area around the actual spot.

I forgot to take a before picture of one especially nasty stain which now already soaking. So I can only describe the before. I'll look through my other pics of the cats to see if I may have gotten lucky, as it's near one of Teazer's favorite nap spots.

In that spot, one of the cats had a really bad regurg and hairball one night, so it soaked the carpet while we all slept. And it's practically up against a bookcase, which made accessing part of the stain difficult. But even the part that the cleaner could get to wasn't seeing any improvement. Before treating today, it was almost as dark as the wood. We'll see how it comes out. I'm forcing myself to not be impatient on this one LOL.

I haven't yet tried the Furniture Refresher or Litter box Deodorizer. We need to run back out again for a while, so we'll save that for later.

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