I just saw a commercial for a product called "Urine Gone." That's right, Urine Gone. Nothing subtle about this product. It removes urine stains. It doesn't just mask them like other stain removers, but actually has a special enzyme formula that destroys them. At one point, the announcer said, "And it works on all kinds of surfaces!" and a list appeared on the screen. Wood, linoleum, carpet, and, somewhere in the middle of the list, "feces." Really. Here's my question. If you've got a urine stain on top of feces, is the urine really the biggest problem here? "Honey, I got all the urine off the feces, the house is clean now." That doesn't even make any sense. And then, right at the end of the ad, "And it's not just for pets!" Real subtle, makers of Urine Gone. And, according to the website, the product comes with a free black light, so you can find your very own urine stains, wherever they lurk. What fun.
And: apparently this stuff doesn't even work:
Our volunteer Tami Michaels thought it worked really well but other consumers complain that some enzyme cleaners remove the stain initially -- only to have it return later.
Tami says 2 weeks later, the pet urine stain in her white carpet "does" appear to be coming back slightly....
And don't confuse this with a similar enzyme product called "Urine-Off".