I Have Five Pets and This Heavy-Duty Carpet Stain Remover Is the Only One I Trust

published Jul 8, 2022
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If there were to be one thing I could love as much as my pets, it’s watching the messes they tend to leave behind disappear. Watching the Folex Instant Carpet Cleaner dissolve stains young and old from my rugs and upholstered furniture is so satisfying — I all but wait for the next stain I get to battle it out with. Luckily, my two dogs and three cats (and occasional squirrel intruders) usually provide more than enough targets for my Folex ammo, which I now trust with any textile stain I come across in my home.

“Don’t get a white couch,” they said. “Pet owners can’t have nice things.” Another thing I love as much as my fur babies is proving haters wrong. I won’t lie, it took years of trial and error and experimentation to land on a stain fighting solution that works on pretty much any spot — oil, starch, pigment, blood — and it was right there on Amazon’s best-seller list the whole time. When I first purchased Folex, I was at a loss with how I was to remove the stains that just kept happening and decided to trust fall into the 50,000 positive reviews it had. Now, we’re looking at 4.5 stars and over 73,000 rave reviews, not including the one you’re reading right now.

First of all, Folex is odorless and safe to use around pets and kids. A few reviewers with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) report safely being able to use it as well. So, you don’t have to find boarding for your pets and playdates for your kids in order to give your home a hardcore clean, which can traditionally involve solutions laden with harsh chemicals and potent fumes. Free from both, Folex is water-based and non-flammable. The brand uses a powerful surfactant concoction that essentially wedges itself between stains and colorfast fabrics, making it effortless to wick stains away with a damp or dry towel — no rinsing required.

At the end of the day, though, knowing that it’s a safe product that works quickly and easily on a multitude of stain types, I personally agree with one Amazon customer’s appropriately short and sweet review: “How does it work? I don’t care. What are the ingredients? Pixie dust and incantation. Where did all the stains go? Away.”