We have been appointed a factory-authorized distributor of the
full line of
EDIC professional carpet and hard-surface cleaning
equipment, as well as the Powr-Flite line of cleaning equipment
and the SOS subsurface extraction
interested in purchasing the very same equipment we have used
and loved for more than a decade, and that many top
check out our PRODUCTS page,
e-mail us or call us at 317-762-ODOR.
are not providing carpet cleaning services at this time, so for
the time being, we're happy to refer you to some independent
technicians we've had personal experience with:
DANIEL EARLE (317) 431-7139
TOM KOLBY (317) 861-0211
Using DooDoo Voodoo For Carpet Cleaning
This is kind of a gateway page, from which we link you to other pages that
have even more information on this topic.
Sorry if all the hyperlinks are
confusing, but if we put all the info on this page, it'd be even longer
than it is. One of these days, we'll make time to edit it all down
and make one ginormous page, but for now, we ask your indulgence and
patience with the links and any repetition.
In addition to this page, you should
check out these pages:
Extraction Instructions Page
Subsurface Extraction Page
Stain Removal Page
Rocky Clean-Up Page
Salvaging Pee-Soaked Subfloor Page
Pet Urine Case Studies Page
Downloads & Education Page
Be sure to follow the various links
the above pages contain, too, as they help tie everything together.
Cleaning Yourself? Hiring A
Pro? DooDoo Voodoo Can Tackle Your Toughest Stains & Odors.
We don't really provide
carpet cleaning and remediation services ourselves right now in the
Indianapolis area, though we
may again one of these days. We did in the past and we hope that by reading the information on this page,
you'll be smarter about how to attack odors and stains in your own
carpet, either by yourself or with the help of a professional.
them to use DooDoo Voodoo instead of their usual chemicals and you'll be
pleased with the results. Or, treat your worst areas with DooDoo
Voodoo first, then have then come behind you and do a hot-water
Whether they use a truckmount, a
portable, a subsurface extraction tool, a RotoVac, a Steam Genie
drag wand, an EDIC Fivestar, a bonnet cleaner or just a
conventional wand, they can be successful for you by using DooDoo
Voodoo. They'll of course tell you that their chemicals are just
as good or better, but don't believe them. ;-)
Carpet Cleaning Just Doesn’t Cut It
As you may have experienced for yourself, conventional "wand" carpet cleaning often isn’t enough to
remove pet odor-causing organic contaminants from deep within carpet, pad and
subfloor. Over the years, we pioneered a system, using specialized
and patented tools, that took pet odor remediation to a whole
new level (literally) because our capabilities are dramatically more
effective than what a regular wand-type carpet cleaning could ever accomplish. As
an example of what our tools, chemistry and methods can do, the top picture shows what
we removed from just 38 square feet of carpet that had already been
conventionally (wand) cleaned and appeared "clean" to untrained eyes.
The good news is that we now
distribute the specialized tools we use and you can accomplish the same
extraordinary results for as little as $47.99 (with free shipping!).
We'll tell you more about these amazing tools in just a minute.
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Voodoo alone is phenomenal at removing stains and odors. But
if you'd like our input on doing your cleaning and remediation yourself,
what equipment to buy/rent, what to tell your carpet cleaning
technician, etc., feel free to
e-mail us or call us at
317-762-ODOR. We're happy to help advise you on how to best use
your DooDoo Voodoo to get the maximum benefit from it.
In The Heart Of...Subfloor?
Our favorite pet odor and stain eradication tools are from
and we are proud to announce that you can now buy the phenomenal (and
phenomenally affordable) SOS tools right here along with your DooDoo
Voodoo. The SOS Hand Tool is shown to the right (extraction
machine and hose not included; click the image for a larger version).
There is simply no more effective means of eradicating pet odors and stains
than to perform deep-down subsurface extraction with DooDoo Voodoo, which is like
running your carpet and pad through the washing machine.™ It's WAY
easier and more affordable to do this yourself than you might think ---
in fact, the tools start at just $47.99 with free shipping! If you're doing cleaning yourself,
either with a machine you own or one that you rent, you've just gotta
learn more about subsurface extraction. I've been doing it and
evangelizing about it for nearly 20 years and never cease to be amazed
by what it can do. "Trashed" carpet and
pad are no match for the SOS subsurface tools and DooDoo Voodoo.
More Invasive Methods: You
May No Longer Need Them
While DooDoo Voodoo alone can solve many, if not most, pet odor problems,
even where repeated urination has occurred (see the blacklight picture
there are times when total odor remediation requires more invasive
methods. These can include the installation of new types of
non-impregnable pad or plastic sheeting, if desired, subfloor sealing,
removal and extensive cleaning & treating of both sides of the carpet,
repainting & recaulking walls & trim as required, relaying
(re-stretching) of the carpet, patching of the carpet and more.
Unfortunately for consumers, most carpet
cleaning companies shy away from these tasks like the plague because of
the extra time, expertise, tooling, liability and expense involved. But
with subsurface extraction tools and DooDoo Voodoo, you can negate the
need for a lot of the in-depth work, saving yourself time and money in
Counseling The Needy
To Look For
While we were at customers' homes, we could provide gentle counsel as to litter
box locations, crate training and general environmental considerations
that might be contributing to indiscriminate soiling. We've
condensed some of our counseling down into our article, "Why Cats Fail To Use The Litter Box."
(Also available via the
DOWNLOADS & EDUCATION page.)
If you're hiring a professional cleaner, but sure to ask if the
technician(s) doing your work are IICRC-certified, and at what level
(there are many different types of IICRC certification). While
this is no guarantee that they'll do your job correctly, it's always
better to have more-educated techs on the job, as they don't guesstimate
and fly blind like non-educated techs may.
[The below is historical info
from when we were doing cleaning and remediation, but we leave it
here because you might find it helpful.]
Info About Preparing For Our Service
Please vacuum the carpeting as thoroughly as possible before we
arrive. We move most furniture, but you can save money by
moving it yourself. If you
have breakable items such as dishes in a China cabinet, you might
want to remove them before we perform our work.
you're trying to salvage your carpet or a piece of furniture,
purchase some DooDoo
Voodoo and pre-soak the soiled areas up to two hours
prior to the arrival of the technicians. This allows DooDoo
Voodoo enough dwell time to neutralize some odor and loosen the
organic material. This allows the technicians to do a better
job of extracting the areas.
problem extends into your subfloor and you desire to replace your
carpet pad, you can save some time and money by picking up new pad
prior to the work date. You'll need to
know what thickness and density of pad you have.
want your subfloor sealed, we recommend BIN sealer by Zinsser, which
is available at most home improvement stores. You can pick it
up yourself and save time and money, too, and you can even paint it
on after we pull your carpet back (top pic). If you're going
to do this, don't forget a brush (2", angled works well), a roller
with cover (short nap of 3/8") and a roller pan. A 4'
extension handle for the roller might also help.
want to gently pull your carpet back and remove your tackless strips,
which many people call "tack strips" (pic
#2), we recommend that you also fill any resulting nail
holes with high-quality paintable caulk (pic #3). You can dab
it on with your finger or you can use a putty knife. We like
the disposable plastic type (<$1.00) in the 1"-2" widths. Get
the best paintable, silicone-based caulk you can afford; it will tend to crack less
over the long run.
people desire or need to repaint their baseboards after remediation
work to help freshen the look and seal in any residual odors that
might emanate from broken caulk joints. If you want to repaint
the baseboards, it's a good idea to re-caulk the junctures at this
time, too. Don't forget to get paint and extra caulk while
you're at the home improvement store.
short, there are many ways you can be involved in the job to lessen
the time and expense involved. We'll work with you—literally
and figuratively, if you desire—to make odor remediation as painless
as possible, in every regard.
are times when repeated applications of DooDoo Voodoo are necessary
to continue lessening the odor in your carpet & backing. Some
customers have the time (patience) for this, while others don't.
If you don't, we'll discuss the options with you and let you know
what the most cost-effective way to proceed is.
job's finished, you'll end up with a great-looking, much less
odorous room and your carpet will actually last
longer due to the thoroughness of our cleaning.
a division of Four On The
Floor Pet Products, Inc.
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