Pros: Minimizes the smell
Cons: Minimizes the smell but doesn't remove it completely
I never realized how much money I have spent on "as seen on TV" products until I joined Epinions. I also never realized how much money I spent towards my dogs until I joined Epinions. This product, Urine Gone!, falls under both categories.
You see, I have two male dogs. One has occasional
accidents on the carpet. Actually, I think he pees purely out of spite because it only happens when he gets mad at me for leaving him at home (even if it's only for 20 minutes), but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and call it an accident. The other one, being a male dog, feels the need to "mark" over the other dog's smell. So, this leads to me having to treat and shampoo the carpet quite often. Even though shampooing the carpet does a good job, there will still be faint odor afterwards more often than not. It drives me crazy to have that smell in the house after I've worked hard to clean the carpets.
Enter Urine Gone!, the magical product that, according to
the TV commercials, will erase away stains and odors
caused by pets. It's also supposed to stains and odors
caused by people but fortunately, I haven't needed it for that reason.
Here's what the bottle has to say,
Urine Gone effectively removes new or old urine stains and odors from washable surfaces and fabrics. Fasting-acting Enzyme Action attacks urine and other organic matter (such
as feces, blood, saliva, and more)and essentially eats up their stains and odors. Helps prevents dogs and cats from re-marking their territory. Urine Gone is safe in pet areas and around the house.
Ingredients: Water, Soya Morpholinium Ethosulfate,
Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Bicarbonate, Proteolytic
Enzymes, EDTA, Fragrance.
How to use this product: It's simple really. Spray the Urine Gone! on the stain or spot. You really need to spray it down until the carpet is saturated. Don't blot it up. Just let it sit until it air dries. If you can still see the stain, repeat the process.
Urine Gone! comes with a small blacklight. The directions
say that if you darken the room and shine the blacklight on the carpets, the stains will illuminate so that you can easily see them. It's a very small blacklight, so in order to get it to even shine on the carpet, you have to hold it just above the floor and comb it over the area. I was able to vaguely see a few faint spots with it but I couldn't say that it actually made the job any easier. If you have an idea of where the spot may be and you don't mind crawling around on the floor with the tiny blacklight in your hand, it may help you to see the spots better.
The problem with Urine Gone! is that it just doesn't work
very well. I would say that it eliminates 50% of the odor,
which means that the smell is still there but it's more faint. I didn't purchase the product to remove stains. The carpet in my house is dark in color so I could never actually see any urine stains, I could only smell the odor they left behind. Due to that, I can't make any claims about whether or not it works on stains. My main use for the product was for the dog urine smell and while the product did work, it just didn't work well enough. I won't purchase it again. I've found that a product called Zero Odor works much, much better and I would definitely suggest you try Zero Odor rather than Urine Gone!
Urine Gone! comes in a 25 fluid ounce spray bottle,
accompanied by a small blacklight. I paid $19.95 for my
Urine Gone! through the TV commercial but it appears that
it can be purchased online for anywhere from $10 to $20.
I'm not sure if it's available at retail stores but I think I may have seen it at Rite-Aid Pharmacy.