If your home feels empty even when you have company, maybe it’s time to pay the doctor a visit. Just kidding! Maybe you just need something more than just the typical human company. Why not adopt a pet dog or cat? The kids would go into a frenzy!
If you already have pets in your home, you’ll know the struggles of cleaning pet stains. Pets love to relieve themselves on warm, comfortable areas such as on your carpets and rugs.
“What’s that scent?”, you may ask. Well, sadly, Spot decided to use your beloved carpet as his “dumping ground”.
No need to change your mind about adopting a pet, though. I have several tips on how to clean pet stains in just minutes. Before you know it, you’ll be back to watching your favorite TV show!
How to Clean Pet Stains
Locate the stained area/s on the carpet. A urine detector or a black light is ideal for this step as both devices help to find areas where your pet has urinated.
After finding the stained areas, use a stick of chalk to lightly mark them.
NOTE: As an alternative, you can sniff out the areas where you think the stains may exist. The odor will become stronger as you move closer to the stained area.
Getting Your Hands Dirty
- Create a 3-to-1 mixture of vinegar and water in a small container.
- Apply a small quantity of the solution onto the stained area to saturate the urine. Let the mixture soak in.
- Use blotting papers or a clean rag to blot the stain. Don’t rub!
- Blot again with different towels and blotting papers until no urine is absorbed in the towel. As an alternative, fold a towel and place it on the area. Place a heavy object on the towel and leave overnight.
To Remove Old Stains
- Force out the mixture (vinegar and water) with a wet vacuum cleaner or an extractor.
- Reduce the odor with a high-quality neutralizer. Make certain to read the instructions provided by the manufacturer to avoid any possible damage.
While pets can bring life to your home, your carpets and rugsmay become their “dumping ground”. If this happens, it’s important to know how to neutralize the pet odors and remove stains. This guide will assist you in the stain-removal and odor-neutralizing processes to keep your carpets and rugs smelling fresher and cleaner for longer.