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Old 07-04-05, 07:13 PM
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I have two dogs and you can imagine the shape my carpets are in. I know you can use oxyi clean as a spot remover but has anyone ever tried to clean an entire carpet with this product and if so how do you go about doing so. Thanks.
 
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Old 07-05-05, 09:05 AM
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I would advise against it. Oxy-whatever products basicly lighten the carpet where a spot is. Not always do they REMOVE the spot, but they REMOVE the visible spot itself. If the backing of the carpet or padding is soaked with pet mess. The best thing to do is to pull back the carpet and investigate to see if this has happened or not. If it has the padding should be pulled and replaced. Then the carpet surface and the backing need to be cleaned with a protein or enzyme spotter. And then extracted. The trick to using these spotters are to give them the time needed to work. 10-15 mins dwell times, treating a area larger than the visible spot. Then extracting. There are presprays out there on the professional market that are enzyme based. But they are some what expensive and will require professional equipment. DIY carpet cleaners tend not to produce quality results on a large scale. They are productive as spotters. But in closing some oxy-whatever products can actually produce oxygen burns on the carpet...requiring spot dying. Protein spotters are the best way to remove organic spots.
 
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Carpet manufacturers do not recommend any of the Oxy-whatever products for carpets. If you have unstable dyes (non-solution dyed carpets where dye was placed after carpet was manufactured) the oxy-whatever products will remove dye. The oxy-whatever products ("as advertised on TV" tend to be misleading when it comes to their recommended usage). The oxy-whatever products can remove dye and weaken fibers with repeated usage.

Enzyme cleaners are recommended for pet stains. These can be purchased at pet stores or in cleaning aisles under a variety of names. Enzymes must be given time to digest stains and odors and may require reapplications to keep fibers damp and give time for enzymes to work. However, pet urine stains tend to settle three to five times outside of affected surface area. You can clean the capet but not the cushion beneath or the subfloor where stains have settled. If carpet can be cleaned and stains removed, then cushion can be replaced and/or subfloor sealed to seal in odors.
 
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Old 07-08-05, 11:11 AM
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I used to use Oxy Clean to clean my carpets actually. It works wonders on spots, and it does clean the carpet, but in the long run, getting a carpet shampoo made for your carpet cleaner with stain resistance is best that I have found. I have three small children, so my carpets are no laughing matter anymore. This is just what I have found from trial and error thus far.
 
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Old 07-08-05, 05:52 PM
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Smile Thanks for your suggestions

I was kind of misleading about my 2 dogs and the carpet, it is not stains from urine etc. but just the dirt that they track in the house. I was sooo hoping that the oxyi clean would do the job, I have heard some good reports on it and will certainly have to think about it. Thanks again.
 
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Professional carpet cleaning is recommended. The pros have the big trucks with hoses that have enough suction to remove excess water that can cause mold & mildew problems and delamination of carpet backing. They have pre-spotting solutions and cleaners that do not leave residues that attract soil and cause rapid resoiling. They also have equipment to maintain hot enough water (180 degrees plus) to disinfect carpet. Keeping a towel by the door to wipe pet paws as they enter the home is a good preventive measure for keeping carpets clean.
 
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Once you have the carpets cleaned, you may want to purchase a carpet cleaner that you can use when you need to for spot cleaning. Otherwise, use a cloth wet in hot water, and blot (DON'T RUB ) the stain....

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Old 07-09-05, 11:33 AM
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DIY carpet cleaners are good for spot removing. But i have learned that they overwet the carpet and really do not remove enough of the soil in the carpets to be worth while for a overall cleaning.
 
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Old 08-30-05, 01:44 AM
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Lightbulb There is an oxy clean 4 carpet machines now!

There actually is a new Oxy carpet solution made spacifically for carpet machines. I recently used it with good results. There was no discoloration of the carpet and even got out stubborn egg yolk stains. (toddlers thought all eggs were easter eggs)
I live on a very low income and thought about using the usual powered Oxy clean also since it would be less expensive.(mixing the powder with water 1st then putting it in the carpet machine of coarse) However while using it with other things I noticed how it is difficult to dissolve all of the powder. I can't imagine that would turn out being good for the carpet machine or carpets.
But otherwise, the Oxy solution made to use in a carpet cleaner worked great!
 
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Oxy-whatever products contain oxygenating bleaches (peroxides). Unless the carpet is solution dyed while fibers were in molten state, proceed with caution. Test first in inconspicuous are for ill-effects on unstable dyes. Always rinse with hot water to remove any type of carpet spotter product out of carpet.

Professional carpet dyers attest to the fact that repeated use of products containing peroxides will cause carpet fading. Check labels of carpet cleaning products to see if ingredients contain oxide, oxy, oxybis, chlor, chloride, hypoclor, triclor, trioxide, bichlor, benzyl, trichloro-s-triazinetrione, potassium monopersulfate (peroxygen salt) or methoxy. These are known to cause color loss in carpet.
 
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