We have a new family member, a 1 year old Australian Shepherd mix named Heidi.
Isn’t she a pretty girl? I’m kinda her favorite, just don’t tell the others I said that.
Heidi was a stray. She was found by animal control, cleaned up and put up for adoption. My husband went to the kennels looking for a very large dog, as in over 90 lbs, and came home with this 25lb thing (she’s up to 30 lbs now, she has about 15 more to put on.) It soon became painfully clear that Heidi hadn’t spent much, if any, time inside a house let alone being taken care of at any point in her life.
You know what that means, right? A lot of accidents, which gives me ample opportunity to try out the Bissell Stomp ‘n Go Stain Lifting Pads with Febreeze.
Last night Heidi had an accident on the area rug in the living room. I outlined the stain in the picture.
According to package directions you’re to first wipe away excess liquid with a dry cloth. I put an old towel over the accident and stepped on it to soak up all I could.
Next you place the pad, wet side down, on the stain and step on it to release the cleaning agents. I kinda moved mine around so the cleaning stuff would get all over the stain, it’s not the right way to do it but since I was mostly going for smell-removal and not stain-removal (and one pad is so small) I figured it’d be ok.
I was a little (ok, a lot) disappointed that the stain pad wasn’t very large.
Dear Heidi: You’re not really a BAD dog, you just do BAD things.
Ideally I would have used 2 or 3 stain pads for this accident, but my sample pack only contained 1 pad.
I really wish the pads were larger, or maybe came in different sizes. The size of this pad would have been good for a small dirty footprint (who leaves just 1 dirty footprint?) or maybe a small juice spill.
Leave the stain pad on for a minimum of 30 minutes, a maximum of 24 hours. My stain pad remained in place for about 45 minutes because it was in a high traffic area and it was dislodged by the grubby feet of my kids. The pad was brown on the underside, presumably all the dog pee it soaked up.
I evaluated the stain after drying. I was surprised that the pad left the carpet clean smelling, there was no pee smell at all for an hour or so, I contribute this to the smell of the Febreeze deodorizer. It’s important for me to point out here that the package specifically states that these pads work well on pet stains and odors.
I smelled the area about 2 hours later and I was disappointed that it smelled like dog pee. I wasn’t surprised since the pad didn’t cover the entire area. I ended up cleaning the stain up again using my normal liquid carpet cleaner with pet stain remover.
At the cost of about $1 per pad for regular non-deodorized or $1.50 per pad with Febreeze, they certainly aren’t frugal. If you have carpet that you really care about I say they’re worth a shot on small stains but I don’t recommend them for large stains, pet stains or pet odor removal.
The views in this post are my own. I was given nothing in return for this review. I received this sample from Cravebox as part of their dog review box. If you click on the first photo it’ll take you to Amazon and if you buy anything I’ll get a tiny commission (emphasis on tiny, but every little bit helps!)