No more nasty pet stains on your favorite furniture. Learn tips for getting rid of pet stains, making your furniture, and carpeting look brand new. Easy to use methods – keep your home looking and smelling sweet.
Pet Stains on Carpet
The most common mistake people make when removing a pet stain on carpet is to use detergent to clean it up. Soap leaves a residue and is just about impossible to completely remove from carpeting. This residue will attract any dirt it come in contact with in the future, which is why the stain will keep coming back.
Instead, first remove all solids and blot up as much liquid as possible. Use plain water to dilute the stain and blot again with a clean cloth to remove remaining liquid.
If you do not have an enzymatic cleaners made for pet stains, use a mixture of 50/50 water & vinegar in a spray bottle to saturate the area, then blot again with a clean cloth. Vinegar is a natural deodorizer and antibacterial. Remember to avoid scrubbing which can fray carpet fibers. Work from the outside in rather than rubbing back and forth which will spread your problem over a larger area.
Of all pet stains, not only is pet urine one of the nastiest but also one of the most difficult to remove.
- Start by soaking up as much of the moisture as possible using paper towels or an old but clean rag.
- Then, mix one cup of vinegar with one cup of warm water.
- Blot the urine stain with the solution and repeat until the stain has completely transferred to the towel.
- When finished, use clean warm water to rinse and blot until almost dry.
Of all pet stains, feces is probably the worst. However, using the appropriate products and methods, it can be completely removed. First, use something (spoon, spatula, or pooper-scooper) to gently scoop up as much of the feces as possible.
- Mix of one-cup vinegar and two cups of warm water.
- Soak the pet stain, allowing it to stand for about five minutes.
- Using a clean, white rag or paper towels, blot up the moisture.
Repeat this process until the stain is completely gone. To remove any remaining odor, sprinkle baking soda on the spot, allow it to dry overnight, and then vacuum in the morning.
The above is the best home remedy for removing feces. However, if the stain is bad and not coming out, then you might consider using Nature’s Miracle or Bio-Aid, both enzyme-based products available at many retail stores.