If you are a pet owner, you may well know of the dangers of ‘pet accidents’ to yourself and your kids. The accumulated dirt, pet stains and dust particles can cause bad odor and unhealthy environment in your beautiful house. You will need to clean the carpets occasionally. Why not use the excuse to clean the whole house and make life healthy and hygienic.
There are 3 options for you to clean your carpets effectively.
- Rent a carpet cleaner machine
- Hire professionals to do the job
- Buy yourself a carpet steam cleaner
Renting and hiring professionals can cost you a lot in the long run. I think it is better to buy a carpet cleaner for yourself. It lasts for years and has low maintenance. But before you buy a carpet cleaning machine or steam mop, you need to understand what factors to consider for effective removal of pet stains.
Look for a portable carpet cleaning machine so that you can carry around the house and use it frequently to clean pet stains. You can store it conveniently after the use.
Heated cleaning is another important factor. With heated cleaning, there is more sterilization and it destroys bacteria. In short, it is more hygienic.
Removable brushes: The pet hairs and other debris can stick to the brushes during the cleaning process. If the brushes are detachable, you can clean it easily without using any tools. This is a very useful feature when it comes into practice.
Avoid large and heavy rental carpet cleaning machines like Rug Doctor if you are looking for cleaning your house occasionally. Commercial carpet cleaners are good for business but not for home use. It is large, heavy and difficult to clean without the help of another person.
So here is the list of best carpet steam cleaners in the market specially build for cleaning pet stains.
Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe FH50150 vs Hoover SteamVac vs BISSELL SpotClean 5207A vs BISSELL ProHeat 2X vs BISSELL Big Green 86T3Q
#5 BISSELL SpotClean Portable Carpet Cleaner, 5207A
There is a 3 inch Stain Tool for normal stains and spills andDeep Reach Tool has extra-long rubber nozzles which sprays the BISSELL formula deep into the carpets for thorough cleaning.
The unique Heatwave Technology from BISSELL helps to maintain constant temperature during the whole cleaning process. It features 2 removable tanks for both water and cleaning solution which is easy to refill.
The slim design is another important aspect of Bissell SpotClean. It even fits easily on the stairs. The 15 feet cord is not the longest but it can serve the purpose. It weighs only 9.2 lbs which makes it the lightest carpet cleaning machine in the list.
BISSELL offers 2 years warranty for the machine.
#4 BISSELL ProHeat 2X Healthy Home Full Sized Carpet Cleaner, 66Q4
Similar to the Hoover SteamVac, Bissell ProHeat 2X can apply additional cleaning solution with the press of a button and Bissell call itCleanShot technology. This helps to remove tough stains permanently.
Bissell ProHeat 2X is also known for its fast drying time which is 3 times faster than its rivals. This cleaner will blow hot across clean surfaces after cleaning.
It has adjustable height control feature which is very useful when comes into practice. And this feature is automatic also. This rug cleaner has 30 feet power cord which is longer than any of the other steam cleaners in the class.
It also features a lot of hand tools which helps you to clean upholstery, household furniture, crevices and other hard to reach areas. The user manual is really helpful and you can learn every process easily within no time.
It has 12 rows of power brushes to clean deep and effectively. The 12 amps motor combined with built in hot water heater is more than enough for any house no matter how thick is the carpet.
It weighs 26 lbs which is not the lightest in the list but can be carried around. There is a mesh bag with the package to store all the tools. It comes with 1 yearwarranty for parts and labor.
#3 Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner with Clean Surge, F5914900
Hoover is one of the most famous floor cleaning products manufacturers today. Similar to Hoover SteamVac also uses the patented SpinScrub Technology in which five brushes counter rotate with 360 degree spin to get thorough cleaning.
It also features removable brushassembly which is very useful when it comes to cleaning pet stains. You can dismantle the brushes and clean the sticky hairs and other dirt on it. It will make your carpet cleaner stay clean and the brushes last long.You don’t need any tools to do this. It’s easy.
It has 2 separate tanks for clean water and dirty water each 1 gallon capacity. The tanks are translucent so that you can easily see the water level in it.As the name indicates Hoover SteamVac comes with heated cleaning to sanitize stains and dirt.
Clean surge feature is another unique useful feature of Hoover enables you to apply extra detergent by pressing a button. It becomes useful when you have to clean stains on a particular area.
Hoover SteamVac is lightweight and easy to carry around. Weighing only 22 pounds, it is very portable. It also has a lengthy power cord of 20 feet.
Similar to Hoover PowerScrub, You will get a handful of essential tools to clean everywhere. It has only 1 year warranty which is poor compared to PowerScrub.
#2 BISSELL Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine Professional Grade Carpet Cleaner, 86T3/86T3Q
Bissell features forward and reverse cleaning with drying efficiency in the Big Green Machine. This feature make the cleaning process 3 times efficient than other conventional machines which use only forward stroke to clean.
It has adjustable tank height so that you can adjust the machine’s height for easy use. The 10.5 inch cleaning path is pretty standard for the carpet steam cleaners but it is less than the Hoover SteamVac which has 11.5 inch. But I didn’t notice much difference.
It features hot water for better cleaning and separate water tanks for easy refilling. Bissell Big Green has a tank capacity of 1.75 gallonswhich is pretty huge comparing to others in the list. The tank capacity is less than Rug Doctor’s carpet cleaning machines in the same price range, but it tells us this machine can clean more effectively using less water. There is a flow indicator with which you can easily monitor the water level.
Bissell Big Green comes with 9 foot hose and 6 inch stain tool to clean the hard to reach areas. The 25 feet cord length is enough for reaching to the extreme ends of the room.
Big Green’s dry time is faster than others and it has got 5 year warranty for parts and labor. The only drawback is that it is not portable. It weighs 42 lbs.
#1 ***Winner*** Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer, FH50150
This is an upright model carpet steam cleaner with updated and streamlined design to make it efficient and easier to use. It comes with a lot of features for the money.
The SpinScrub technology is Hoover’s unique technology which utilizes counter rotating 360 degree spin brushes to get the most difficult stains and debris settled deep inside. It can remove most sticky pet stains and provide deep cleaning which is not possible in ordinary cleaners.
Another very useful feature for pet lovers is the removable brush heads. Using this it is easy to clear off sticky hair and other debris on the brush. It results in brushes lasting longer and keeping the carpet cleaner clean and hygienic. The 10 ampspower gives you professional touch in cleaning process.
Hoover PowerScrub is light weight weighing only 19 lbs. considering its performance; this is the lightest professional steam mop you can get. There are separate tanks for clean water and dirty water. It is easy to empty and change the water.
It also features hot water cleaning for increased sanitation.The name ‘steam cleaner’ is actually misleading. There is no steam in any of the carpet cleaning machines; it is the hot water they are referring to.
Hoover PowerScrub features Rinse only mode to clean the carpet once again after the actual cleaning. It is used to remove any chemical elements present after cleaning which is very important if you have kids or pets. It also comes with lots of hand tools to perform different tasks.
These are SpinScrub hand tool, upholstery tool, crevice tool and stair tool plus a mesh bag to store all these safely. With these tools you can clean the whole house without any difficulty. The on-board 8 foot hose is easy to attach and use.
Hoover PowerScrub has 20 feet long power cord and comes with 2 year warranty.