When it comes to removing stains and odors in carpets caused by animals, cleaning professionals can turn to the Carpet and Rug Institute for a green solution.

CRI recently created a new product category as part of its Seal of Approval certification that tests a product’s ability to remove tracked-in dirt, urine, feces and vomit stains. To receive the seal, products must work as well as or better than plain water and not change the carpet’s color or cause accelerated resoiling.

The seal also applies to malodors. Products earning the seal perform three times better than plain water when tested 72 hours after the initial cleaning.