Carpet Cleaning – How To Deal With Pet Stains – The Basics

DrexCleaning ArticleLeave a Comment

Let’s face it. If you’ve got pets in your home, you’re going to have to deal with some of the stains they leave.

As I’ve written in other posts. The quicker you get to the stain and deal with it the better. If it’s left for a few days, you’re going to struggle to remove the stain. Not only will it leave a stain, but it will probably leave certain types of bacteria that may be harmful to you and your family.

One of the best tools on the market is called a “shop vac”. If you come across a a small accident, use the shop vac to extract as much urine as you can. If it’s a number two, you’re probably best picking it up with a paper towel instead. Don’t use the vac for this. Again, if it’s liquid, the vac is great.

Once you’ve extracted as much as possible, use a cleaning agent that you can pick up at any supermarket or simply use a mixture of water and mild soap. Whatever you use, be sure to blot the stain with a clean paper towel and make sure you don’t rub it into the carpet as this will spread and will be harder to remove. Apply your cleaner and blot the stain with a clean towel. Rinse with plain water and then extract with your shop vac. Repeat these steps as necessary until the problem area is no more.

If you haven’t been able to reach it in time, it might be best to use an enzyme spot remover or a mixture of water and vinegar. Simply spray the solution on and let it sit for around 20-30 mins. This will allow the enzymes to work there way into the bacteria that’s creating the odour.

If you’re unsure about any aspect of this, try calling your nearest carpet cleaning company to help. Most are reasonably priced and won’t charge much if it’s a small job.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

What is 14 + 15 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)