Removing Pet Stains from Carpet
Vomit or urine on carpet can be a pet owner’s worst nightmare. Here is how you can clean some of the most common pet messes without too much stress.
You love your pets. You also love your carpets! Unfortunately, they don’t always mix well.
Knowing how to get the pet stains out of the carpet is an important skill for dog and cat owners. Here’s how to clean a few of the most common messes caused by pets.
How to Clean Dog Urine from Carpet
No matter how well trained your furry friend is, accidents do happen. You will need to know how to clean dog urine from carpet.
- If possible, clean urine as soon as it hits the floor and while the carpet is still wet. Once urine dries, the odor will set into the carpet fibers.
- Place a couple layers of paper towels or a towel on the spot to absorb the urine. Stand on the towel so it pushes into the carpet and absorbs as much urine as possible.
- Mix a solution of 2 cups of vinegar, 2 cups of warm water and 4 tablespoons of baking soda.
- Put your solution in a spray bottle and spritz on soiled area.
- Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Blot with a soft cloth.
For heavier stains:
- Sprinkle baking soda directly on the stain.
- Pour a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water on the area and let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Blot up with cloth.
Cleaning Vomit from Carpet
The acid in vomit can stain a surface fast, so wipe it up as soon as possible.
- Use a scraper or a dust pan to remove larger chunks.
- Blot with towel to clean up the moisture.
- Mix a solution of 2 cups warm water, 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap and ½ cup of vinegar.
- Dip a soft cloth or sponge into the mixture and apply to the soiled area. Blot lightly.
- Repeat the above a couple times to remove a tough stain.
- When the stain is gone, remove cleaner by putting a cloth dipped in clean water on the area. Blot dry with towel.
Getting Stains Out of Carpet
How to remove stains from nail polish, coffee, wine, and more.
- Mix a solution of ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon of liquid dish detergent in a bowl.
- Sprinkle baking soda on the soiled area.
- Pour the liquid solution on the baking soda and the stain.
- Gently rub the area with a soft-bristled brush or cloth.
- Let it sit for 10 minutes (longer if the vomit has dried.)
- Use a towel to remove as much liquid as possible, then vacuum the area.
For a tough stain, you may have to repeat these steps.