Before you start cleaning your carpet, you will need the best carpet shampoo to get the job done. It might be tempting to just pick up the first bottle you see, but it is best to try several out and find which one works best for you, your machine, and your carpets. Below are some of the best carpet shampoos to help get you started.
Best Carpet Shampoo 2017
Hoover AH30330NF Cleanplus 2X Concentrated Carpet Cleaner and Deodorizer
Since it is twice concentrated, you get even more uses out of a single bottle. This shampoo is 100% biodegradable, safe, and non toxic. There is no need to worry about if the shampoo is harming the ocean or our environment since it contains no heavy metals. Clean for all means that it will work in any machine. So regardless of what machine you own, just add in this shampoo and you will have a stain free carpet in no time. Hoover’s brand new formula is leaps and bounds ahead of any of its previous ones. This will give you a deeper and longer lasting clean, which means less work for you.
Hoover gave this shampoo a fresh linen smell that isn’t too strong or chemically. I hate smelling strong chemicals for days after washing my carpet, but I have never had that problem with this shampoo.
Unfortunately, if you do not like the smell of fresh linen you are out of luck. The shampoo only comes in one scent, so if that is a deal breaker for you, keep reading for some other great options.
Nature’s Miracle Stain and Odor Remover
Since this shampoo does not foam a lot, it will work on any water based carpet cleaning machine or steam cleaner. Even after you vacuum odors are left behind. You may stop smelling them after a while, but they are still there. However, Nature’s Miracle removes all the bacteria causing odor and leaves your house smelling clean. Nature’s Miracle really gets deep in your carpet to attack stains head on. This lets you remove stains, old and new, in no time at all. This shampoo is unscented so you don’t have to worry about overwhelming fruity or chemically smells.
However, if you do like your carpet shampoo to be scented, then you’re in luck! There are scented options, including lavender and tropical bloom. I really like both of them since the scent is not obnoxious, it’s just a nice, light hint of the scent.
Some people say there is a musty smell left behind after you use this shampoo that sticks around for a couple of days. I have not personally had this problem and I think it only occurs if your carpet is really dirty.
Biokleen Carpet and Rug Shampoo Concentrate
Biokleen contains no Phosphate, chlorine, ammonia, petroleum solvents, alcohol, butyl, or glycol ether. This ensures that the shampoo is not hurting the environment once it is washed down the drain. Its all natural formula will not damage or discolor carpets, rugs, or furniture. Biokleen has been put through rigorous testing and has been approved to use around children and pets. This shampoo is an all-natural alternative to some of the chemical heavy options. It is made from natural ingredients such as lime and grapefruit extracts, which help to attack even the toughest stains.
The light, refreshing grapefruit scent is a breath of fresh air. It leaves behind a welcoming smell and no harsh chemical smell.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to find this shampoo in your regular retail stores. I have had no problem buying it online though.
Bissell 78H6B Deep Clean Pro 2X Deep Cleaning Concentrated Formula
This shampoo from Bissell touts itself as having at least 2 times the amount of cleaning agents as other carpet shampoos, which means twice the cleaning power. This shampoo cuts down deep into your carpet to attack the source of odors head on. It does a fantastic job of getting rid of those pesky odors that linger around. You can rest easy knowing this shampoo has met all of the EPAs standards to be considered safe for use around families, pets, workplaces, and even children. This shampoo is designed to work on any carpet cleaner machine you may have. Just read the manual of your cleaner to know how much shampoo to add.
You only need a very small amount of shampoo for each cleaning, meaning you really get your money’s worth with this one.
The only thing I don’t like about this shampoo is the slightly slippery residue it leaves behind while the carpet is drying. However, it is this residue that keeps your carpet clean longer and lets you go longer in between cleanings.
Febreze Cranberry Cheer Oxy Formula
This shampoo works on all upright carpet cleaners, so no need to worry about compatibility. This shampoo is 100% biodegradable and safe for the environment, making it a great choice over the chemical loaded shampoos. The sweet, refreshing scent of cranberries will fill your home once you use this shampoo. It is not too powerful, but you can definitely smell it. Providing you with an almost unrivaled deep cleaning, this shampoo was a shoe in for this list.
There is an included measuring cup, which will always come in handy. No more guessing or scrambling to find a measuring cup.
Obviously if you do not like the smell of cranberries this shampoo is not for you. It is a pleasant smell, but some people just have sensitive noses.
Who’s the Winner?
In the end, the best carpet shampoo is the Hoover carpet shampoo. Everything from its scent to its powerful stain fighting action just screams perfect shampoo. I have never had any problems with this shampoo and rely on it all the time to clean my carpet. I highly recommend this shampoo, especially since it works in any carpet cleaner.