Removing pet stains from your carpet can be easy when you follow these helpful tips.
Every pet owner has had to deal with a pet stain on the carpet. The smell, the unsightly spots. With these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can get your carpet smelling like new in no time.
Wet Pet Stain
Before you break out the pet stain remover, check to see if the spot on the carpet is still wet. If your pet has recently soiled your carpet, you’ll want to use a blotting method to clean the problem area. You can use paper towel or newspaper to blot the area. A wet paper towel will work well to absorb the urine. You will want to remove as much of the fresh urine as you can. This will make it easier to remove the odor. Layer newspaper and paper towel on top of the stain. Stack newspaper underneath the stain if possible. Apply pressure to the paper towel and newspaper by standing on it or using a heavy object, such as a thick book. This process should be repeated until the problem area is barely wet.
After the area is barely wet, rinse it with clean water. Remove the remaining water by blotting with a paper towel. You can also use a wet/dry vac.
Dry Pet Stain
Things can get tricky when the urine has already dried, leaving you with a pet stain. It is recommended to make the problem area wet again, and start the wet pet stain process.
There are other options for cleaning up a dry pet stain. You can rent a wet vac for deep stains. You can also use pet odor neutralizer. Make sure the neutralizer is safe for your pet and your carpet. Regular carpet stain removers can work efficiently as a pet stain remover. You can make your own pet stain remover with natural cleaning products, such as vinegar and baking soda. However, there are problems with using chemicals like vinegar. The vinegar won’t completely cover up the urine smell. Your pet can be attracted back to that spot and re-mark their territory. You need a pet stain remover that will neutralize the odor.
Neutralize the Odor
When you’re cleaning a pet stain, the name of the game is odor neutralization. Obviously, you want to get rid of the odor for you own sake. However, you also want to rid the odor for your pet. If your pet can still smell their urine, they’re likely to go back to that same spot. Neutralizing the stain can be especially difficult if the urine has reached the carpet padding. Hopefully with our cleaning tips, you won’t have to replace the carpet padding if this happens.