The manufacturers of Fizzion Pet Stain & Odor Remover state that the product is an earth-friendly, pet-friendly cleaning solution for pet stains and soil. It uses CO2 rather than enzymes to clean the stains, so there’s no waiting for it to activate. And it reduces odor while it cleans the stain. It comes with a reusable bottle and two tablets of the active ingredients. It is formulated to work on most any protein-based stain, including urine, poop, vomit … even wine and chocolate.
I had some wine and chocolate on hand, so I sat down for a snack and then set about cleaning two urine stains. I had an old urine stain on the carpet, plus some fresh ones from an old dog who couldn’t always hold on until we got home. She often went to the children’s rooms when she couldn’t hold it any more. So when we got home, I had a mess to clean up. The smell was often pretty bad, so I had been using vinegar to deal with that.
I followed the directions, filling the bottle with warm water and one tablet, which fizzed in a most satisfying way. I sprayed it on the old, dark urine stain and left it for a few moments while I filled my Little Green Machine for the fresh stain. I folded a bath towel and placed it over the fresh stain, standing on it to blot up as much of the urine from the carpet and padding as I could. Then I used the Little Green Machine to spray and scrub with Fizzion. The stain came up easily and when I emptied the dirty water reservoir, I noticed less smell than I normally would. I put the overhead fan on high and checked it in about half an hour. The spot was nearly dry and odor-free. Vinegar does great at taking out the urine smell, but then you have to open a window because of the vinegar smell. I was tired of having my house smell like a salad all the time. But Fizzion does not leave a strong perfumy or chemical smell to deal with when the urine smell is gone. It’s just clean, with no odor at all. And yes, I got down on my hands and knees and put my nose on the carpet in the middle of where the stain was and sniffed. Nothing. (I marked where the stain had been because I though that if the product worked well I might not be able to see it, and I was glad I did, because there was no trace.)
So it worked well on the fresh stain. Now on to the old stain. Pet stains are usually easy to see because pets tend to stay still while they pee. I must confess that the old stain was not from the dogs. It was from my three-year-old son, who was being potty trained and out of diapers for the first time. Apparently, he had run down the hallway while peeing, and I didn’t know it until days later when the droplets began to turn dark. So I had about 65 of these tiny dry urine stains to clean up. The old stain came up, to my surprise. I got it completely picked up, but I said to myself, “Let’s see if it reappears after it dries.” A week later, it was still gone.
I wondered how well the product would work after the fizz was gone, and the water had cooled to room temperature. After all, it’s a 16 oz bottle, and I have NEVER used an entire bottle of cleaner on any one project. So I let it sit on the kitchen counter for two weeks. Then I tried to clean up the remaining old urine stains. They came up just as well as the first one, and they never came back.
I’ve also used it around the house. I clean the dining room table with it after meals, clean the kitchen counters with it, even clean the toilets with it. It needs no rinsing and leaves no strong smell. My only (very minimal) concern with the product is that after a few weeks using it, the bottle now requires 8-12 pumps before the solution begins to come out. It didn’t at first. It could be an isolated case affecting a low percentage of bottles, so I’m not going to make any broad statements about the spray bottle it comes with.
I was so impressed with the product that the manufacturer gave me a $1 off coupon code to share with my blog readers. You can get your Fizzion here. Use coupon code FUNSTUFF. It’s good for 30 days, so be sure to use it by February 28, 2012. Please share your results by commenting on this post.