For years people have
been asking us if DooDoo Voodoo is effective on stains as well as odors.
We've generally shied away from making stain removal claims 'cause we didn't
want people hating us if DooDoo Voodoo didn't fully remove their stains.
We knew that we'd personally had incredible luck removing stains with DooDoo
Voodoo, and that over the years people had reported total success at removing
urine, vomit, feces, cranberry juice, grape juice and lots more. Well,
we thought we'd strut our stuff a bit here and show you an example of how well DooDoo Voodoo can remove cat
One of our kitties, Georgette, has
been diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas, liver and spleen, as well as
likely other places, too. We're choosing to believe she's being cured
and are treating her with conventional medicine, alternative therapies like
acupuncture & energy healing, and lots of natural supplements (noni juice,
digestive enzymes, vitamins, mushroom extracts and more). She has an
abdominal feeding tube and we're feeding her every 3 hours 'round the clock.
She's also receiving daily subcutaneous fluid infusions and, as you might
imagine, LOTS of love. She's acting totally cat-like and looks darned
good considering all she's been through, but she's prone to vomiting,
sometimes quite violently...as you'll see below.
Sometimes she'll go over a day
without vomiting, but that's rare. She typically vomits a few times a
day. In between bouts of vomiting, she acts totally normal and, aside
from her feeding tube and shaved sides from her ultrasounds, you'd never know
she wasn't absolutely healthy.
Sorry to be so graphic, but some of the times she vomits, it's just foamy bile, which is
typical of a kitty with pancreas/liver/spleen issues. Other times,
though, she'll totally unload the food we've put through her abdominal feeding
tube. She's being fed a couple special foods that are made for tube
feeding, and they are quite dark and staining. We have light-colored
carpet, so the staining is a real issue for us.
Yesterday, Georgette had the run
of the house (without our being around) only during a specific time period, so we
were able to ascertain what time of day she vomited. We log all her
feedings and other treatments, so we knew when she'd been fed. We didn't
find the vomit until today 'cause it was in a room where she doesn't usually
hang out: our exercise room. (Neither do we lately, but that's a
whole other story.)
I fired up our portable carpet extractor, the EDIC Bravo (shown here in a
stock photo), which we now distribute and which is known in the carpet
cleaning industry as a "spotter," meaning that its primary usage is to clean
up smaller areas, not generally entire rooms (though we also sell tools that
will allow you to use it for entire rooms;
e-mail us). The Bravo is light
enough for virtually anyone to carry and fits easily in any vehicle.
It has way more suction than competing spotters, so it does a much better
job of extracting and leaves your carpet drier than other units do.
I use the unit with a
DooDoo Voodoo Claw Tool (coming to the
website soon). It's important to note that this unit
only provides suction, not the agitation some carpet cleaning
machines provide with their rotary bristles. (Agitation gets out a lot
more than just suction. If you're interested in agitation in a truly
professional machine, as us about the
While our machine is pretty powerful, it's a small little thing that's meant
to be carried from room to room, so it doesn't have nearly the oomph (called
"water lift," which is a rating of suction) that a
larger portable or a truck-mount machine would have. Still, the results I achieved with less than a quart of DooDoo Voodoo RTU and a few
minutes' time were nothing short of amazing. I videotaped the cleaning
session, narrating as I went, and am planning to post the video to our website
in the future. For now, though, the two before and after pictures shown
below will have to
pictures are absolutely unretouched and unaltered in any way except having
the text added and being resized for the website. The difference in
color between the two photos is due to the automatic white balance of the
camera I grabbed. Please excuse this slight mismatch, but I wanted the
pictures to be absolutely unaltered in any way so you could see for yourself
just how clean the carpet looked when I finished.
I poured RTU DooDoo Voodoo on the
vomit, then let it dwell for about three minutes, at which point I extracted
it with our portable. This whole thing took me less than 5 minutes
to perform...and with only suction from a portable, not agitation. The
vomit had dried totally hard over the last 26 hours, so it wasn't as if I was
just pulling up liquid. Even with that, there was no blotting, no scrubbing, nothing.
that I did NOT use all the quarts of RTU (ready-to-use) DooDoo Voodoo shown in
the picture; I only used
less than one quart.
If you buy DooDoo Voodoo Concentrate and add your own warm water, the quart of
RTU would cost you as little as $0.31 depending on dilution ratio and which
size Concentrate you buy.
The carpet remained slightly moist
with DooDoo Voodoo, which would negate any remaining staining (and odor) as the area
It would've been interesting to
see what just DooDoo Voodoo alone would have done. We've used it alone
on other urine, feces and vomit stains and, in a lot of cases, DooDoo Voodoo
alone totally eradicated the stains. There was a lot of solid
material associated with this cleanup, though, so extracting was necessary.
For this project, I didn't do any
subsurface extraction (learn more about our SOS subsurface tools on the
page), but some of you might need to if the organic material (vomit, blood,
urine, feces, bile) has seeped down through your carpet backing and pad and
into your subfloor, whether wood, tile or concrete. Not everyone needs
subsurface extraction (the tools start at just $39.99), but it can be an
We hope you'll be impressed by
these photos and will purchase some DooDoo Voodoo for yourself today.
(Click on either picture to see
a larger 640x480 version.)
Note: Since your stains and
environment are totally beyond our control,
no guarantee is offered or should
In addition, I've put together a
page dealing with the cleanup of the blood and blood clot Georgette once
vomited. The page is in PDF format and is 384Kb in size. While it
does show a couple blood stains, it's not really all that gross...and is a
dramatic testimony (perhaps even more than the two photos above) to DooDoo
Voodoo's stain-removal abilities. You can access the PDF document
You can also find it on our
You should also check out a page I put
together to chronicle my Saturday project of cleaning up vomit, poop and pee
left behind by our special-needs rescue dog, Rocky, who recently began
having issues with his kidneys and developed a polyp in his bladder.
Click to visit the Rocky
You also may want to check out an alternate,
method of stain removal as discussed on our
Cat Barf On Carpet page. It is applicable to dog vomit
and other such stains, too. It doesn't do squat for odors and is no
substitute for the DooDoo Voodoo method (either with or without a carpet
extractor), but in a pinch it does a good stain-removal job.
Voodoo alone is phenomenal at removing stains and odors. But,
if your odor problems are more in-depth than you think you can tackle
with just DooDoo Voodoo alone (meaning, your carpet backing, pad and
subfloor are soaked with urine), boy do we now have good news for you!
We're proud to now be distributors of
some fantastic "subsurface extraction tools," which are specifically
designed to pull impurities from not only your carpet fibers, but also
your carpet backing, pad and even subfloor!
You can learn more about these SOS
Subsurface Extraction Tools on our
PRODUCTS page (and be sure to
follow the Learn More link for tons more photos, case studies and tips).
These tools provide the same functionality as pro-only tools (called
Water Claws) that cost hundreds more.
Even many professional carpet cleaners
don't possess this level of specialized tooling, so for a very low
investment (starting at just $39.99!), you'll be performing pro-level
odor and stain remediation yourself...and without even breaking a sweat.
The tool does the work. I highly encourage you to learn more on
page and to follow the link.
Now, some of you won't have visible stains
such as I've shown above and on the linked pages, so you'll need the help of
a blacklight to ascertain where all your stains and odors are. We sell
a fantastic blacklight that you can learn about and
purchase on our
You can see a comparison of types of blacklights by visiting our
page. The short version: ours has the strength and the right
wavelength of UV light to do a good job of showing you where the organic
Regardless whether you use
DooDoo Voodoo or not (and we certainly hope you do), you and your animals could
also benefit from purifying your air. We put together an educational
page about how we accomplish this, so check out our
page. One of our favorite new tools is
Whitaker's Neoair Plus Total Shield air purifier, which we
recently bought more than a dozen of.
If you've got stains, you may
also have odors, including in your subfloor. For info on how to
deal with those types of issues, visit our
Salvaging Pee-Soaked Subfloor
Unfortunately, Georgette passed away on November 16, 2006. You can read
the story of her life, and see some cute pictures, by clicking
had an incredible will and personality, and we learned a lot from her about grace during
adversity. What a gal!)