I need you to meet my new favorite cleaner! I’m so excited to tell you about Genesis® 950 Concentrate – an Eco-Friendly non-toxic cleaner. This cleaner has no ammonia, no alcohol, no bleach and it effectively cleans without harmful toxins, unpleasant odors, or dangerous chemicals. I love this Eco-friendly non-toxic cleaner that is a great carpet cleaner, great pet stain remover, great wall cleaner and so much more!
I was sent a bottle to review and my mission with this cleaner was to see how well it lived up to cleaning area rugs. Historically, I have used a commercial carpet cleaner in my carpet cleaning machine and know they do a good job; but they also come with the drawback of having a lot of toxic chemicals that can seep into our skin if you walk on the wet carpet. These toxic chemicals can enter our pet’s bodies through their paw pads too 🙁
There was no doubt in my mind that I could really put the cleaner to the test. With having kids, yard attendants, fourteen cats and a dog, I’m sure you can imagine how nasty my floors get. It is a necessity that I wash the hardwood and laminate flooring often, and the area carpets at least twice a year. Two of our kitties have tummy issues on occasion. And, as gross as this may sound, one had thrown up on the carpet shortly after I was notified that I would be able to review this product. Well – I decided to take a chance and leave the stains on the carpet to see how well this product lived up to what it says it does – after reading the FAQ’s found on their website.
The FAQ below is what I based my decision on:
Will Genesis 950 remove pet stains and odors?
Yes. Unlike other cleaners, Genesis 950 is a concentrate activated by water. Other cleaners may lighten the stain or mask the odor temporarily. Genesis 950 actually gets into the stain and when absorbed, will break the bonds of a stain. When a stain’s bonds are broken, it lifts from the surface. By lifting the stain in this manner, Genesis 950 will remove the visual stain as well as the odors attached to the stain. Genesis 950 is also a deodorizer and a disinfectant. Not only will Genesis 950 remove the stains, but it will make your carpet, rugs and furniture look like new.
Did you see where the product is a deodorizer and a disinfectant, in addition to breaking down and removing stains? Those are fabulous properties of the cleaner that I love. The stain I referenced above was a brownish – reddish color from the cat food the cat had thrown up. You know there has to be lots of germs and an odor that comes with it – just like when us humans vomit.
Here’s a picture of the stains:
I began to do what I had set out to do – I put the cleaner to the test. Though – much to my surprise – when I moved the table off the rug (table sets up against the wall) I found a huge stain on my carpet. It appeared to be another vomit stain. Whomever cleaned the mess never bothered to tell me that there was a huge stain that needed to be cleaned (I know – it’s really hard for someone to say – one of the cats puked but I didn’t clean it all up). I kind of flipped out – it’s a good thing that you weren’t around to hear me. Needless to say, I could’ve forgone the stain I purposely left and tested the cleaner on that stain. Oh well…a day late and a dollar short 🙁
Take a look at that unexpected stain I found:
Not just a ‘little’ stain either. Okay so I got over myself and pretreated both stains above with the spray bottle mixture of 7 parts water 1 part cleaner, just as I did with the ‘whatever’ you see in the picture below:
I then began to clean the carpet using my carpet cleaner. I was using the Genesis® 950 in the carpet cleaner as well. When I do clean the carpets, I take my time to go over them really well with the cleaner and then I always use plain water in the carpet cleaner to rinse the rug. I always rinse several times (it’s said that soaps attract dirt). I was pleasantly surprised at how well the stained areas came out – especially the one that I had no knowledge of.
Here’s an after picture of the rug. The entire rug came out looking just as you see it in this picture! This picture references the smaller vomit stained area you see in the first picture above.
Not only that – notice the difference in the colors of the rug! The rug was filthier than filthy – I wouldn’t have thought it was that filthy! Here – I’ll do a side-by-side view for you:
Needless to say, I was very impressed with the results. And I love the fact that I don’t have worry about the animals walking on the wet rug and having toxins seep into their paws 🙂
The ‘whatever’ area shown in the picture above – came out too. This required a bit more work on my part. I had pre-treated as I had said earlier, I then used the carpet cleaner on it but it wasn’t coming out. So I got myself a butter knife and scraped it gently. Whatever it was – it was stuck to the rug’s fibers real well. I am glad that I had done the steps beforehand that I had, because I do feel that the solution softened the ‘whatever’ it was, and helped in not ruining the rug’s fibers as I scraped the gunk off.
Equally impressive – whilst I was busily cleaning the carpet my other half was cleaning the walls in the laundry room and kitchen – without my asking! He was using the diluted Genesis® 950 cleaner in the spray bottle to do so. Not only were the walls being rid of the grease and grime, he kept saying, “I love the smell of this cleaner.” Let me tell you – had I known of this cleaner before now – I would have bought some LONG ago! I could have been spared washing walls just because he loves the smell of the cleaner 🙂
Speaking of the smell of the cleaner. It’s not a strong scent by any means. It did not irritate my nostrils or airways like some cleaners do. I would describe the scent as being a light airy scent but not that of a room freshener…more subtle of a ‘clean’ scent.
I had also cleaned a spot of a quilt that sets on the back of the sofa. Miss Fabuleau (cat) had vomited up her food. I immediately sprayed the cleaner on it and used a clean rag to clean the area. The area came out clean – without discoloring the fabric. I would have posted pictures for you however someone moved the quilt before I could capture an after shot. I did go looking for where I had used the cleaner but was unable to tell where the spot was. That is a good thing though – that tells you that the product works!
Right now, as I am typing this, I am letting the cleaner soak on a grease spot under a stove burner. This spot would be a well-cooked on spot that I haven’t been able to get clean for years. Anyway, I keep going back to scrub it a bit and then let it soak some more and with a little elbow grease – the spot is coming off!
So…you’re wondering what else can you use this on?
The Geneisis® 950 Concentrate has many uses:
And it can be used on many surfaces:
- Ceramic Tile
- Stainless Steel
- Painted wood
It’s said to safely remove:
- Vegetable oils
- Insect residue
Now that is quite the concentrated cleaner – in my opinion. Given how many gallons of cleaner one gets from the concentrate and given what it’s able to clean – it makes for huge savings on cleaning supplies. Even better, depending on your needs, Genesis 950® can be purchased in pints, quarts and 1 gallon containers online. Genesis 950® is also available in 2.5 and 5 gallon cubes.
Oh – one tip I would like to give you – if you use vinegar at all, which I do a lot and store in the cleaning closet, I found it necessary to mark the bottle of Genesis® 950 with a permanent marker “NOT VINEGAR.” I did this because when the bottle of cleaner is next to the bottle of vinegar – they look a lot alike if the labels aren’t facing you.
Guess what? You’re going to have the chance to win a gallon of the very same cleaner. Very cool, wouldn’t you say? You’ll also get the spray bottle I received as well. You’re going to love this spray bottle. It’s not a flimsy plastic with a flimsy sprayer – it has substance! Yeah, I have issues with cheaply made spray bottles.
Go enter and good luck! Whoever is the lucky winner of the gallon of Genesis® 950 – I’d love to hear what you think of the product 🙂
Don’t want to wait to see if you’re the lucky winner of the giveaway – head to http://www.genesis950.com where you can purchase it.
Note: Product canNOT be shipped to a PO Box.
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