Urine Gone is a cleaning product that states that it is one of the most effective urine removal agents on the market. Not only does it claim to eliminate the smell associated with urine stains, but it also claims to remove the discoloration from the urine stain. While there are many pet odor removers, and pet stain removers on the market, I do agree that Urine Gone is one of the most effective urine smell and stain removers available.
Pros of Urine Gone
Urine Gone is effective at removing the urine smell left from pet accidents and people accidents. I used this product at my grandparents’ home where incontinence accidents were frequent. Not only did this product remove the urine stain spot and smell, it left behind a very subtle and pleasant fragrance, unlike some of the other urine removal products that had more of a chemical smell to them.
Another advantage of this product is that it is easy to use. You simple pat dry the urine spot, spray apply the product, and let it dry. There is no scrubbing required. However, if it is an older stain a little elbow grease may be needed to thoroughly saturate the stain and lift up dried particles.
In addition to its great cleaning abilities, Urine Gone also provides you with enough product to clean a large area several times over. The bottle is substantial and provides you with a lot of cleaning power. One bottle used daily for several small accidents lasted me three months. Of course the size of the stain, or area that needs to be cleaned, as well as how much of the product that you use at each cleaning will determine how long your bottle of Urine Gone will last.
The final “pro” of Urine Gone is that it often comes with a black light that you can use to detect old urine stains that aren’t visible to the naked eye. This is a great tool to have if you are moving into a new apartment and want to know where to clean, or if you have a baby and pets and want to make sure that the area where the baby plays is urine free.
Cons of Urine Gone
While I think that this product is excellent, it does have a few drawbacks. The first drawback is that it is an expensive product costing on average $19.99 per bottle plus shipping and handling costs. Other similar products on the mart cost about a quarter of this price.
The second drawback is that you have to wait for it to be delivered to you before you can use it. Depending on the company that you order it from, you may be waiting months before it arrives. Most infomercial companies promote a shipping time of 4 to 6 weeks even with rush delivery.
Another drawback to this product is that a sticky residue will build up if you clean the same area over and over again. To help minimize sticky residue wait until the Urine Gone has dried and the smell is gone and then either steam clean or shampoo the area. You will not want to shampoo or steam clean the are before the Urine Gone has thoroughly dried because that will deactivate the cleaning enzymes in the product and it will not work.
The final drawback to this product is that the black light that is often times sent with the product is small and flimsy. It does not illuminate a very large area and it will take some fiddling with to get it to work, if it works at all.
Recommendations for Maximizing the Benefits of Urine Gone
One of the biggest drawbacks to this product is that it has to be ordered online or by phone. Because you can’t usually find this product in a department store, you have to wait for it to arrive in the mail. With the added postage expense and the high retail price of this product researching for the best price is critical. To ensure that you get your product as soon as possible I would highly recommend reviewing customer comments to make sure that they deliver in a timely manner. Some companies out there take months to ship their infomercial products. Order direct from the Urine Gone company or from an official As-Seen-On-TV store to reduce the amount of time it takes for you to get your product.
In addition to getting your products sooner, you can also reduce the amount of money that you spend on your order of Urine Gone for ordering by phone when a commercial offers a buy one get one free sale. Sometimes these sale offers also include free shipping, which will save you another $10. These buy one get one free offers don’t usually include the black light, but that is fine, as it is a bit flimsy anyway.