Saturday, April 7, 2012

Clean + Green Sponsor Spotlight Review

If you are like me and have a pet in the house, you need something that you can rely on to help clean up and hide odors where your pet(s) had accidents. Charlie is pretty good at letting us know when he needs to go and all plus we have the puppy pads down, but even then sometimes, it just happens. I got to review three products from Clean + Green that I would love to tell you about. These are the three we got:

1. Carpet & Upholstery
2. Wood & Tile
3. Furniture Refresher

Let's start with the Carpet & Upholstery one first. That is where Charlie has his little accidents the most. It is really amazing what this stuff does! Our old stuff that we used to use told us to spray and then wipe up after a few minutes. But with Clean + Green, they say to spray and leave it in so that it can soak down to the problem and dissolve the urine smell! Wow! That was usually the part I hated most about cleaning up, was the dirty rags I had to use to scrub with and either throw them away or wash them so that we could use them again. So, when I read the directions on these cans and it said to leave it in there, I was like, please, please, let this work so I don't have to get down there and scrub! And guess what, it did just that!! I am one happy camper right about now.
CLEAN+GREEN, your natural pet stain + odor remover:

•Works Instantly and Easily
•All Natural Ingredients
•Powerful and Effective
•Safe for Pets, People and the Planet

CLEAN+GREEN® dog urine stain and odor remover is made from organic and biodegradable ingredients and packaged so you can recycle the container. You now have an environmentally friendly, natural carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning solution for urine removal, odor removal and stain removal.

Clean+Green dog urine stain remover and odor remover will positively work to remove any dog urine stain, dog urine odor, dog smell and dog feces, vomit and any other dog accident.

According to the directions you need to shake the can and then spray widely where the accident occured. Sometimes, if you have used something there in the past you may have to work a little harder to get the odor out because unfortunately, what happens is that the chemicals from the other sprays are now what you are smelling on top of the urine that has penetrated the carpet padding underneath the carpet and has gotten to the floor. You may have to actually cut out the affected padding and place new padding down to get rid of the smells completely. That is the bad thing about using those products that are not organic. Sometimes, they create a bigger problem instead of solving it!
We don't have a huge problem with accidents on the furniture but we do have an issue with Charlie coming in from being outside and jumping up on either the couch or the loveseat with wet or muddy paws! So, we do occasionally have to clean up spots like that. Also, we have noticed that for some odd reason Charlie likes to lick the couch or loveseat! Does anybody know why that is? He used to be really bad about doing it but after repeated warnings and stern talks, he does not do it very often anymore but on rare occasions I will see where he has licked a tiny spot. That is when I need the Furniture Refresher.

It says on the can that it is fragrance free, works on contact and is good for pet beds. leather, fabric and upholstery. I loved the idea that it was fragrance free because alot of those cleaners have terrible smells and if I get a whiff of them I get severe headaches. So, that was the one thing that stood out to me the most. Secondly, I like that it works on contact. The stains that had been there where he licked completely vanished. Another reason why this tickles me pink is that I can't sleep in a bed. No matter how hard I try, I just can't. I wake up with terrible backaches. We have probably bought 5 beds, even the Temperpedic and the Sleep Number and none of them work. So, not having to smell that awful smell on my couch where I sleep was a huge relief for me!

This is what it has in it that makes it so awesome: Purified water, cane sugar derivatives, a proprietary blend of botanical extracts, hydrated cellulose (plant-based cleaning agents), purified water and a natural propellant - nitrogen. So, to you and me, that means no more nasty chemical smells. Sometimes, those were worse than the little mishaps that he did! No joking, really I can't take smells that are really loud as they give me tremendous sinus or migraine like headaches!
On the Wood & Tile I would say that is the least of our worries anymore but back when Charlie was a puppy, this would have really come in handy! Dumb as we were when we put the puppy pads down in the hallway on hardwood floors we figured the pads would catch everything but in truth it caught hardly anything. What was happening was Charlie's urine would run like a stream and come right off the pads and run right into the grooves of the wood! I finally noticed one day that they were turning black and sure enough when I got down on my hands and knees and took a toothbrush and scrubbed in between the grooves you could tell that that is where the urine always ended up. I was so frigging mad I thought I would kill him.

But I didn't. We eventually got it all up and cleaned but I am sure if those hardwood floors were ever taken up, we would probably find some spots underneath. Our main problem was when Charlie wouldn't eat for awhile and he would throw up bile several times in different spots. That yellowish stain is really hard to get out of carpet and on wood it just eats it up like acid! We are better at catching him before it happens now. He gives us signs that he is not feeling well so I rush him over to the puppy pads and he finally understands to use them for that also. But accidents happen and I refuse to punish him when it truly is an accident.

Wood & Tile cleans and permanently removes odors from urine, dog marking, feces and vomit from wood and tile surfaces. Made entirely from non-toxic botanicals, this is safe for pet, people and the environment.

Here is what I found in the About Us section:
But we know firsthand that every pet lover needs a quick, powerful and convenient solution to pet cleaning problems. That's why we've carefully developed Clean+Green®, an effective, safe and green pet cleanup system that is free of harsh chemicals -- and personally tested in our own home. Natural. Fur friendly. Kid safe. And able to stand up to any pet cleanup challenge -- even skunk.

We're committed to making sure all of our products are non-toxic, non-carcinogenic and eco-friendly. Easy on the environment and easy to use. Our unique, patented Advanced Eliminator Formula doesn't just cover up the smell. It permanently eliminates odors, deep cleans and removes stains -- everything you've come to expect from Clean+Green®.
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Phone: (877) 854-6624
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Clean + Green has been gracious enough to offer the winner of my Earth Day Event the same 3 products that I reviewed! Thanks so much! Earth Day Event starts on April 12th and ends on the 22nd. Open to the U.S. only! Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monitary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were provided by Mary Bearden and her famous cranky old camera!


beverly h said...

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner with no scrubbing?! Sign me up!

polly said...

would love to try the furniture refresher...our golden retriever is always chewing her paws on the couch and leaves spots