For those of us with pets and carpets, it is a challenge keeping them clean and free from odour and pet hair.
When you are looking to buy a pet carpet cleaner, there are some things you need to keep in mind:
- Does it have a system to get rid of urine smell and pet odour ?
- Can it handle the tough stains left by pets?
- What other pet specific features does it offer?
I have put together a list of the carpet cleaning machines that offers the best systems to remove pet odour, handles very tough stains and has great features that really help when you are cleaning up after your pet.
Quick list of the Best Carpet Cleaners in the US
- Best Overall: BISSELL Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine
- Runner Up, Best Overall: BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution
- Best Budget Pet Carpet Cleaner: Hoover PowerDash Pet
- Easiest Carpet Shampooer for Pets: Hoover Smartwash Automatic Carpet Cleaner
- Runner Up, Best Budget: Hoover Power Scrub Elite Pet
- Lightweight and Easy Storage: BISSELL Turboclean Powerbrush Pet
Reviews of Top Pet Carpet Cleaners 2019
Best Carpet Cleaner for Pets
|Powerful deep cleaning to get rid of pet odour urine and stains|
|Stain and hose tool to get rid of hard to reach stains|
|Removes very tough spots and stains|
|Cleans large areas of carpet|
The Bissell Big Green is probably the most effective carpet cleaner we have reviewed. It has a large following amongst pet owners because of its extremely efficient cleaning of pet urine, pet vomit and pet stains.
It has a large tank, which means that it is capable of cleaning large areas without you needing to stop and refill.
The downsides of this machine is its price and its size, but if you want this kind of cleaning power, you will just have to live with it.
A competitor of the Bissell Big Green is the Rug Doctor, which also focuses on deep cleaning and pet stains. Have a look at this article here to see what sets them apart.
Top Pet Carpet Cleaner
|Pet Hair Basket|
|Stain Trapper tool|
|Deep cleaning to get rid of pet odour pet urine and stains.|
|Cleanshot Trigger technology to get rid of tough stains|
The Bissell DeepClean Deluxe Pet is a very effective deep cleaner that is focused on taking care of pet stains and odours. It has a hair basket, which will trap the pet hair, so that you do not have to remove it yourself in the machine.
The stain trapper is helpful in removing tough pet stains. Cleanshot Trigger technology is a function that directs the formula straight to the stains, which means that it will be easier to clean tough stains.
It differs form the BISSELL Big Green in that it has a smaller tank size, and it does not seem to deep clean as powerfully as the Big Green. Its advantage over the Big Green lies in the pure focus on pets, with the pet hair collector, and also its smaller size and the lower price.
Best Budget Pet Carpet Cleaner
|Deep reach pet tool|
|Pet Hair Basket|
|Deep cleaning to get rid of pet odour urine and stains|
The BISSELL DeepClean Premier Pet is another carpet cleaner focused on pet stains from Bissell. It has great reviews from its users online and is quite similar to the Bissell DeepClean Deluxe Pet.
It has a pet hair basket to collect the hair, and it is a powerful deep cleaner which means that it gets rid of the tougher pet stains.
This is a great value carpet shampooer, and it is cheaper than the Bissell DeepClean Deluxe Pet, so what sets them apart?
The difference between them lies in the functions. The DeepClean Premier lacks the stain trapper tools and the Cleanshot trigger technology of the Deluxe, which means that the Deluxe version handles the toughest pet stains better than the Premier version.
The Premier is cheaper though, and although not quite as powerful as the Deluxe, it is still a powerful deep cleaner that has gotten great reviews by pet owners.
Great Budget All Round Carpet Cleaning
|Spin Scrub brushes for better cleaning|
Although not technically focused on pets, this home carpet cleaner from Hoover handles pet stains very well. It was one of the best selling carpet cleaning machines in the US in 2017 and 2018.
It uses spin scrub brushes to effectively get the stains out, and weights only 19 pounds.
It does not have the power of the Big Green, or specific pet features, but for the average pet owner, it is a good carpet cleaner for pet stains.
If you have the budget for it, the best carpet cleaner for pets and pet stains right now is the Bissell Big Green, with its superior cleaning power and deep cleaning . A close second is the BISSELL Proheat 2X Revolution, which is lightweight, can deal with extremely bad smells and dries very fast.
For people who never owned a carpet shampooer before, I can recommend the Hoover Smartwash Automatic. Very easy to operate and automates lots of things that you needed to do by hand before.
We will update this list as we review new carpet cleaning machines, but my guess is that this list will stand for a long time.
As not only the carpet but also the floor can become smelly when you have pets, it might be a good idea to purchase a steam mop. By using steam and fragrance discs together you can eliminate the odour on the floor as well.
If you have any thought on any unit you want us to review please let me know in the comments!