We love our pets and they bring a lot of joy to our lives, but owning pets means there will be accidents. It’s good to know how to clean these accidents up when they happen.
How to Remove Puppy Pee Accidents & Old Dog & Cat Pet Urine Stains from Carpet
1. Remove as much of the stain from the carpet as possible before moving forward. If it’s fresh urine, use a rag that is absorbent or paper towel and blot up as much of it as possible. Use a lot of pressure to make sure you soak up as much as possible. You can even stand on top of the rag or paper towels to ensure you get to the bottom of the carpet and to the padding. Do this until it’s almost completely dry. If the mess is solid, use gloves to pick up what you can or use a paint scraper and dump it into the toilet. Ten take a damp paper towel or cloth and work from the outside in to prevent it from spreading. You can use the dirty rags or paper towel to reinforce where you want your pet to toilet-outside, or in the litter box!
2. Blot at carpet stain. Don’t rub! We think that scrubbing the stain will work best to remove it, but you need to blot. Scrubbing hard will only spread the stain and cause the carpet to look matted as it just causes the fibers to untwist. Again, always work from the outside in and blot using a white towel. This allows you to see how much you’ve picked up and white towels do well with bleaching. If you feel that a little bit of agitation will help loosen the stain make sure it’s done gently and just on the surface of the carpet.
3. Limit the amount of cleaning products you use. We assume that the more awful the stain is the more cleaning products we need to use. The best way to combat the stain is to use as little as possible, including natural products. If not, you can be left with too much residue. It’s better to do repeat application of small amounts of product. If too much residue is left behind, it will only attract dirt. Always remember to spot test before using any cleaning product.
4. Use cool water. Many people think that the water needs to be extremely hot to have any effect on stain removal. Hot water should be avoided because it can permanently set a stain and any odors by bonding the protein into man-made materials.
5. Rinse well. This step is often left out but this is a big mistake. When the stain disappears, the work isn’t done. Regardless of the method you used to clean the stain, it’s always a good idea to rinse the area with water to make sure you remove as much of the cleaning solution as possible. Use a spray bottle filled with water and spray the entire area followed with blotting. Use a white towel until you get as much of the moisture out as possible. As a final step, make sure you blend the edges where you cleaned so you’re not left with a hard edge that can leave a little bit of discoloration.
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Having a little knowledge will keep your carpets in good shape whether your pet has one accident or five! For added help with pet stains you can trust the professionals at Eco Clean Carpet Cleaning for all your carpet cleaning needs! Give us a call today.