How to Remove Pet Stains from Carpet

How to Remove Pet Stains from Carpet

Pet stains can ruin your expensive carpets and removing them once they have set in, can be very difficult. To add to it, if the stains are not effectively removed, it can have a nasty smelling odor. If you are facing a similar situation, then read on to find the solution to this problem.
Pet accidents are possible, even if your dog is house trained. If the accident occurs on your beautiful carpet, it is sure to be a task to remove the stains. Pets are also often attracted to the clean surface of carpets to relieve themselves, and the naughty ones will particularly choose a surface like that to display their traits. Stains like urine, vomit, and feces leave behind horrible odors that can be tough to get rid of. In such situations, most of the owners consider ripping of the carpet, unwilling to deal with the cleaning process. However, thankfully, there are a number of ways that enable easy stain removal.

Cleaning Process

Removing the stains from the carpet will be easier, if it is done immediately rather than delaying the process. Removing stains and odors can be difficult, once they dry into the carpet fabrics. Follow basic precautions like not using harsh chemicals, do not scrub or use a brush, etc., to get a good result.

Removing Pet Vomit Stains
  1. Clean the bulk using a few paper towels and dispose it off appropriately.
  2. Blot the stained wet area with tissues or paper towels.
  3. Prepare a cleaning solution by mixing ¼ teaspoon of mild washing detergent with 1 cup of lukewarm water. Apply this solution to the stained area, using a cloth and repeat until no stain is transferred to the cloth.
  4. Prepare another solution by mixing 1 cup of white vinegar with 2 cups of lukewarm water and apply it to the stained area.
  5. Rinse off the solution using clean, lukewarm water, by wetting the fibers of the stained carpet.
  6. Blot the area dry, by placing a couple of paper towels and leave it to air dry. After a while, use a vacuum cleaner to dry it further.
  7. To get rid of the odor, sprinkle some amount of baking soda and leave it overnight. Vacuum clean the carpet the next day.
Removing Urine Stains
  1. Soak all the moisture possible with paper towels or rags.
  2. Prepare a cleaning solution by mixing a cup of white vinegar with a cup of lukewarm water. Apply this solution to the stained area using a cloth and work the solution into the carpet fibers.
  3. Blot the area dry by placing a couple of paper towels or tissues.
  4. After the area has dried, sprinkle a liberal amount of baking soda on the stained area.
  5. Next, prepare a solution by mixing half a cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with 1 teaspoon of mild washing detergent, and pour the solution over the baking soda on the carpet. Work the solution, along with the baking soda into the fibers.
  6. Rinse off the solution using clear, lukewarm water by wetting the stained fibers and vacuum to remove the excess moisture.
Removing Feces
  1. Scoop up all the solids with a spoon or spatula.
  2. Wet the area with a solution that is a mixture of white vinegar and lukewarm water and apply it to the stained area.
  3. Blot the area dry by placing a couple of paper towels or tissues.
  4. Prepare a cleaning solution by mixing ¼ teaspoon of mild washing detergent with 1 cup of lukewarm water. Apply this solution to the stained area using a cloth and repeat until no stain is transferred to the cloth.
  5. Blot the area dry by placing a couple of paper towels or tissues.
  6. Sprinkle a liberal amount of baking soda on the stained area and leave it overnight.
  7. Clean the baking soda using a vacuum cleaner.
If the above methods do not remove the stains completely, you should seek the help of a professional carpet cleaner. Make sure you do not use ammonia to remove the stains, as this can cause the pet to relieve itself again on the carpet.
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