Whether you embrace the spring cleaning ritual with gusto or dread it as a chore, it always helps to have the right tools on hand.  But what are the right spring cleaning products when you have pets? Here are some guidelines from Simple Solution, the stain and odor experts, to help you figure this out – so you can shop with confidence.

What Needs Cleaning?

First, determine what needs cleaning.  Stains? Odors? Both? No worries. You can now find Simple Solution cleaning products formulated for stains, for odors, for both stains and odors, and even just for urine – all at your local Petco store. Each of the Simple Solution products they carry target different pet messes and offer the best treatment and delivery methods available today.  Which is going to make cleaning those pet messes a whole lot easier for you!

Match Up with the Right Cleaner

Okay, you know what needs cleaning.  Now you need to match up your pet messes with the right stain and odor cleaner:

Everyday pet messes: 

Choose a cleaner such as Simple Solution Floral Fresh Stain & Odor Remover.  Its pro-bacteria and enzyme formula eliminates tough pet stains and odors and leaves your house smelling like a bunch of fresh flowers! But wait, if the stains and odors are on your floors or other hard surfaces – as opposed to carpets, cushions, bedding or other fabrics – you’ll want a cleaner like Simple Solution Hard Floor Stain & Odor Remover.

Tough Stains:

These stains are a bit more challenging so you’ll want to get a cleaner with an oxygen-activated formula – they’re best for removing tough stains – like Simple Solution Oxy-Charged Stain & Odor Remover. Its oxidizing agents get rid of the toughest pet stains, including vomit, blood, and feces.

Urine trouble:

If the odor you’re fighting is from urine, go with a urine-specific product. Trust us, they exist for a reason.  Try Simple Solution Urine Destroyer Continuous Spray. Unlike trigger sprays, which reach a small area, aerosols with a continuous power spray get deep down into carpet fibers to reach the source of the odor.  Or you may prefer Simple Solution Extreme Urine Destroyer, which uses Pro-Bacteria and enzymes in a concentrated formula to organically break down urine.

Tough Odors:

The best way to remove those nasty pet odors is to buy a product formulated with enzymes and “good” bacteria. The beneficial bacteria produce natural enzymes which break down the odor-causing residue. The beneficial bacteria continue to eat the residue until is completely gone. We recommend Simple Solution Odor Destroyer Continuous Spray.  Or if you’re looking for a professional strength formula, your best bet is Simple Solution Extreme Stain & Odor Remover, which comes in two sizes.

Now you’re ready to head off to your local Petco to stock up for spring cleaning!  When you’re back and ready to start, spend a few minutes first checking out these cleaning tips in our downloadable Petco e-book.  And you can read about cleaning pet messes with the right nozzle setting here.

Petco Stain & Odor Pet Cleaning Products

Good to know: All Simple Solution cleaning products are safe to use around pets and children.  Just make sure to use as directed on the label.