It is not unknown that pets bring many joys into the lives of humans, but sometimes…things are not as simple as they seem. After all, it is a natural phenomenon that they have to do. To avoid such occurrences, you will have to train your pet to pee outside or on potty matts, and definitely not on your rugs. Urine stains are a widespread problem which are associated with pet lovers. Not only are the stains hard to remove, but also the odor embeds to the material, making it that much harder to remove. To avoid such situations, pet owners should keep up with regular carpet cleaning as a part of their cleaning routine to keep both the carpet and home looking tidy and smelling fresh.
Here are some methods you can add to your routine if you are trying to remove pet stains from your carpet:
Dry the Carpet:
If your pet has peed on the carpet (especially a cat, due to the strong odor) , the first solution is to pat it dry with a towel so that it may absorb the moisture.
Apply a Vinegar Solution:
In a bucket, add equals parts water and distilled white vinegar, and mix well. The amount will depend on the size of the stain, but 1 cup of each will suffice as a starting point. Apply the solution and let it soak for 30-60 minutes.
This solution will do two things:
- It will help remove the pet’s pee strains and even the hard strains. The vinegar neutralizes the pungent ammonia present in the dog urine and will neutralize pee’s smell in the carpet.
- . It also cleans thoroughly inside the carpet, cleaning the carpet’s little fibers, aiding in removing the odors.
Sprinkle Baking Soda on the Stained Area:
After applying the water and vinegar solution, apply baking soda to the area. Baking soda neutralizes the effect of vinegar, removes the foul odor of urine, and lifts the carpet’s strains. Make sure to rub in the baking soda with your hand or a brush so that it gets deep down into the carpet fibers.
Leave the baking soda until it dries. It may take 12-24 hours to fully dry. Once dry, vacuum the baking soda from the carpet. Voila! Your carpet should be good as new. However, if the stain is very large and extremely stained….it’s time for Super Clean Guys to come to the rescue.
Call the Professionals if the Smell Persits:
If the odor remains, then you have two choices. You can either replace the carpet after sealing the smell within the picket subfloor with shellac sealer which is a very pricey decision OR you can call us, Super Clean Guys, your expert cleaning services provider. We work with professional cleaning agents and equipment designed to et the stains an odors right out.
Still wanting to try to the get the stains out yourself? We’ve included another option you are welcome to try.
Combine 2 cups of hot water with one tablespoon of dishwasher detergent. Add one tablespoon of distilled white vinegar. Dip a sponge into the mixture and gently blot the stain. Repeat the process until the stain is gone. If the stain is still not going away, apply a drop or 2 of ammonia into the carpet and carry on blotting. Please not, applying ammonia is suitable for all carpet materials with the exception of wool.
Products and Tools You Will Need:
Removing pet stains out of carpets/ rugs is a difficult task. However, there are tools we can use to make the task easier. Besides what we carry at Super Clean Guys, here are some items that will be accessible to you at your local hardware shop:
- Dish sponge: Stubborn stains like dried excretion and excretory matter need to be blotted with a sponge to soften and loosen their grip on carpet fibers. A sea sponge or rag are good options.
- Toothbrush: a soft-bristled brush sort of a toothbrush is economical and eco-friendly. Make sure to wear gloves and safeguard your skin.
- Vinegar: This naturally acidic ingredient can be found in your pantry. It is a very underestimated cleaning agent and fairly inexpensive, averaging $2.00/ gallon. It is very effective at lifting and disinfecting stains and deodorizing pet stains.
- Baking soda: This natural deodorizer is commonly used in baking. However, it can also be used for cleaning. Baking soda is a power deodorizer, as well as aiding in stain removal due to its brightening properties.
- Store-bought cleaners: If you are not a fan of DIY projects and prefer pre-made cleansers, there are some great options both in stores and on-line. Our top recommendations for getting pesky pet stains out of carpets are: Angry Orange Pet Odor Agent and Resolve Pet Expert Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner.
Not a fan of using chemicals? Here are some natural cleaning solutions for pet stained carpets:
If you don’t wish to use chemicals, it is possible to remove pet excretion stains with natural ingredients. Several DIY solutions require only the use of vinegar and baking soda. Whereas vinegar may be a natural stain lifter, the addition of baking soda is the way to get the urine odor out of carpets. A DIY pet stain carpet cleaner created is quite simple to make. Simple combine equal parts of water and distilled white vinegar, add to a glass spray bottle, and it is ready for use. Make sure to saturate the urine-stained spot with the mixture and then gently scrub the carpet with a soft-bristled brush. Finally, sprinkle about a tablespoon (more if the stain is quite large) over the stained area, let it dry, and then vacuum the rug to remove all the odors that the baking soda has absorbed.
As mentioned previously, cat pee is more stubborn as compared to the dog pee. If the smell of the cat pee does not disappear, you will get to remove the carpet completely from the floorboards. During this case, it is necessary to ensure that the odor is gone and scrub the ground to a lower place the carpet exploitation consistent methodology as on top of so sealing it with a shellac sealer.
The bottom line on the way to get dog and cat pee out of carpet:
Even the most conscientious of pet homeowners has to be knowledgable in dealing with pet excretion on carpets surfaces due to accidents. People preferring cleaners free of artificial chemicals have the option to use natural DIY cleanup solutions from standard unit ingredients like vinegar and sodium hydrogen carbonate. There are also lovely store-made merchandise that may help you remove pet stains and excretion out of carpets and rug areas. Of course, it is tougher to get rid of pet waste the longer it stays within the carpet so don’t wait too long. If all else fails or you just feel overwhelmed with the situation, please know that we are here to help you with all your cleaning solutions. Super Clean Guys is just a phone call away!
Best of luck to you!