Urine Gone says that it contains enzymes that will break down urine, getting rid of the foul smell as well as the telltale stain it leaves behind. This would be good for the occasional accident, or getting rid of a set-in stain that seems impervious to your cleaning attempts. But can it really work the way they show it to in their ads, or will you be left with the same mess as when you started?
If you’re the owner of a dog that is having trouble with their potty training lessons you’ve probably gotten used to the idea of having the smell of urine around. Or if your cats sometimes miss the litter box, or spray areas of your house, you want something that will get rid of the smell, or at least neutralize it so it isn’t as powerful.
Urine Gone says that you spray it on, and it’s gone. They’re referring to your pet’s urine, and they say that this cleans and deodorizes on contact. They claim that it is the enzymes that make the magic happen, and that when you spray it on it will actually go beneath the surface of carpeting to soak up and clean the padding and even the floorboards underneath.
They go on to say that it even works on set in stains, so you can get those spots that are old and left behind by your previous cleaning efforts. They also say that it works equally well on human urine, so you can use it in the bathroom, or in bedrooms if have a bedwetting problem.
The hype is that they are selling this as a fix, but it’s really just treating the symptom of a bigger problem. It would be easier to treat the cause, which is a pet that has bladder problems, a human that has aiming problems, or a child that has bedwetting problems. It’s as if you’re playing the Whack-a-Mole game, trying to keep up with every urine puddle as they occur.
Urine Gone is $24 which includes their shipping charges plus a blacklight so you can spot where they went if you’re not able to find it using other sensory methods. When you compare this to bottles of cleansers at your local store, you’ll see that it is about $20 more than a typical bottle of spray cleaner.
They make it seem like all you have to do is spray this on and let it go to work. This beats scrubbing, and in the entire infomercial they don’t show a single person scrubbing anything. The enzymes are supposed to do the work by “eating” up the urine and making it go away, both the smell and the stain.
Urine Gone flopped in our real world testing. It was used on an area that was a known offender, and it was used repeatedly to see if continued use might work at gradually removing the smell. But it didn’t do anything, and the smell only amplified by re-wetting it with the cleaning solution.
If you have a pet that isn’t potty trained, this is definitely not the fix you are looking for. It will only set you back $24 and you’ll be left with a bottle of useless “enzymes” and a ridiculous blacklight that is thrown in as a way to add perceived value. In actuality, it’s thrown in as a “free” bonus and you’re required to pay shipping on it of $8. They likely bought these from China for pennies each, so they are just padding your order total. Be sure to check the shipping label to see how much shipping for the entire package actually cost them. Probably a few dollars.
Final Urine Gone Review
Urine Gone only works to make the company money. The total manufacturing cost of the bottle plus the blacklight is likely only a few dollars, but they are pulling in $24 an order, so they are basically making a large profit with each order. The only thing is that neither one seems to do anything. The spray doesn’t eliminate the smell, and the blacklight doesn’t illuminate stains.
A better way is to be proactive and teach your pet to either go outside, or go in a designated area inside so clean up is easier. Constantly going around and spraying urine puddles around your home the way they depict your lifestyle in their promo video is not much of a solution.
If you’ve got really bad stains you will likely have to call in a professional carpet or furniture cleaner to get the job done right. It would be nice to try and avoid this expense with a bottle of Urine Gone, but unfortunately it doesn’t measure up.