Anyone who has ever owned a dog, cat or any other pet that can make a mess in their home has more than likely had to clean up an unwelcome mess, which leaves behind an unwanted pet odor and urine stains that seem to be extremely difficult to get out completely. Whether it is urine, feces or vomit, we’ve all been there and done that (unfortunately). But alas, we are here to provide you with some tips to help when the situation arises.
The first step will be to clean up the bulk of the mess, if it is vomit or feces. With gloved hands and paper towels delicately pick up any of the mess that can be picked up and disposed of and place in a bag that can be sealed. Make sure to blot any remaining fluids with a clean rag or paper towel. Do not scrub, rub or wipe the fluid, only blot. Scrubbing, rubbing and wiping will typically force the contaminants further into the carpet fibers and cause more of a problem. Continue to blot repeatedly until the carpet is fairly dry and most of the stain has been removed.
If the stain has already dried into the carpet fibers you will need to re wet the affected area. Don’t flood it, but moisten it up enough so the stain causing contaminants can begin to become volatile. After the area is moistened, apply a pet specific stain remover and blot the area as previously described.
To help in eliminating any odor or a stubborn stain, try using white vinegar or white wine on the affected area. Mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with a quart of warm water and lightly spray on the stain. Allow the vinegar spray to soak for several minutes and then proceed to blot the area until stain is gone and spot is dry.
Another method that can help to get rid pet stains effectively is to mix a quart of water with a stain-fighting laundry detergent, then spray it on the spot. Allow it to soak for a few minutes, then blot, rinse with warm water, and repeat if needed.
Hopefully these tips will help if you’re ever in a jam. The most effective way to deal with a pet stain would be to let our professional pet odor removal technicians put their years of experience and stain removal methods to work for you. Call us anytime and we would love to answer any questions you may have or schedule you in for an appointment. Thanks!