About Inject N Clean
Inject N Clean is a household device that claims to provide a fast and easy way of sanitizing and cleaning under carpets, and eliminating odor and bacteria caused by pet urine, wine, coffee, and virtually any other type of spills. On top of this, Inject N Clean is claimed to work for all types of carpet, including plush, berber, and textured (more about this in a moment), and its formula is claimed to be safe for all members of your family, including pets.
In order to help save you money on expensive professional carpet cleaning, Inject N Clean is claimed to work over 3 simple steps:
- Pop the Inject N Clean’s pointed, stainless steel nozzle through the underside of your carpet fibers, but above the pad. The nozzle is shaped like a hook with a sharp point at the end, which is claimed to allow it to penetrate your carpet without damaging it.
- Lift your carpet fibers to create space between it and the padding.
- Add the deodorizer to the nozzle and squeeze, which will force the liquid through the nozzle’s 3 holes and will disperse over the padding to disinfect, eliminate odors, and neutralize bacteria.
Despite its potency, Inject N Clean is claimed to evaporate into the air after neutralizing odors, and to never leave a mark.
According to the Inject N Clean website, 20% of spills are absorbed by your carpet fibers, while the remaining 80% is absorbed by the padding underneath, which can lead to funky, embarrassing odors. After all, who wants to hang out in a house with stinky carpet? But can Inject N Clean provide a solution to carpet odors, or is it a waste of your money? Consider the following:
Understanding the Difference Between Cleaning & Sanitizing
Although it may be obvious, it’s worth pointing out that Inject N Clean’s primary purpose is to sanitize (e.g. kill bacteria and neutralize odor) your padding, but it isn’t necessarily intended to clean your carpet fibers (e.g. remove stains).
As such, if you’re more concerned with stains than with odors, at minimum, you’ll need to purchase Inject N Clean’s “high potency” stain remover or use the stain remover of your choice. In fact, if this sounds like you, Inject N Clean may not be your best stain removal option altogether.
Not All Spills Are Created Equal
According to DoItYourself.com, gasoline, milk, vinegar, and bleach are especially tough liquids to effectively remove from carpet fibers and padding, and can quickly lead to unwanted odors. And although Inject N Clean may actually work as well as the manufacturer claims, its effectiveness may be greatly reduced with these liquids, which may require the knowledge of a professional to remove.
Will Inject N Clean Work for All Types of Carpet?
When the manufacturer claims that Inject N Clean will “work for all types of carpet,” this could potentially be a little misleading, since the primary purpose of Inject N Clean is to sanitize and deodorize your padding, which is where 80% of odors may reside. As such, Inject N Clean’s effectiveness will have more to do with the type of padding you have, versus the type of carpet that sits on top of it.
With this in mind, it’s important to note that there are several types of carpet padding, including rubber, foam, and urethane, along with different densities for each. Because of this, Inject N Clean may be more effective for some types of padding than for others, although no additional information is provided on the product’s website about which padding materials it works best with.
On top of this, there’s no indication about how much Inject N Clean formula should be used per application, how long you can expect a bottle to last, or how to purchase replacement formula once you’re out.
Consumers (& Their Noses) Aren’t Speaking Out About Inject N Clean
Although the idea behind Inject N Clean seems intriguing, the product hadn’t been on the market for long at the time of our research, or had enough time to generate any customer reviews.
Despite this, we learned that Inject N Clean is manufactured by Product Trend, LLC, an up-and-coming company within the As Seen on TV industry. Product Trend also manufactures other popular ASOTV products, including 3 Way Poncho, My Fun Fish, and Chillow.
Among nearly 60 HighYa reader reviews (as of 1/27/15) for these products, they hold an average rating of 2 stars, with the most common complaints citing poor quality products. While these don’t necessarily apply to Inject N Clean, it’s something worth noting nonetheless.
From a company perspective, Product Trend holds a B- rating with the Better Business Bureau, with more than 360 closed complaints (as of 1/27/15). Most of these appear to be related to unwanted items added to orders/orders placed without the customer’s consent, and poor customer service (difficulty processing refunds, rude personnel, etc.).
Inject N Clean Pricing & Refund Policy
Inject N Clean is priced at $12.99 plus $6.99 S&H, which includes the injecting tool, sanitizing deodorizer, and 6oz application bottle. For an additional $5, you can also order the Inject N Clean high potency stain remover. Note: Whether your order the stain remover or not, all orders will also be subject to a $1 “Web Processing Fee.”
Inject N Clean comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at 844-826-2692.
Can Inject N Clean Help “Free the Funk” From Your Carpets?
Chopping to the Point: Although Inject N Clean appears to be a really cool concept, it doesn’t have any market competition or any customer reviews at this time, so it’s all but impossible to say whether or not it works as advertised (or at all).
With this in mind, many of the company’s products eventually end up on retail store shelves, so if you’re looking to save on S&H charges (and to make the return process as easy as possible if you’re dissatisfied), you may want to wait until this occurs with Inject N Clean.