We love our pets, but sometimes they leave nasty surprises. There is good news and bad news. The good news is that it isn't permanent! The bad news is that cleaning pet stains can be messy business, and not all stains can be removed with homegrown remedies. If you think you have an incurable stain, it may be best to let the best pet stain removal professionals handle it!
If you have pet stains and want to get clean carpets again with no pet odor, here are some tips.
Pet Urine Odor and Stain Removal
Yes, Febreeze may defeat the smell, for now. What you need to do is neutralize the odor, not just cover it up. Fortunately, there are reliable methods of doing this using cleaning agents that are probably present in your home already.
The first task is finding the source. If you can smell it, but don't see an obvious area, this step could be tricky. If all else fails, a black light will light up any urine or other biological materials in your rugs and carpets.
Now you've located ground zero. You're going to need:
Begin by blotting up as much as you can if this is a fresh stain. Then mix 1 part water and one part vinegar and begin spraying/ pouring the solution on the affected area. Don't be stingy here, but don't soak the whole rug either. Carefully begin lightly scrubbing the area. Heavy scrubbing here may damage your carpet's fibers. Soak up the solution with those paper towels. When the spot is almost dry, coat the top of the carpet with baking soda. Work a small bit of peroxide into the carpet WITH YOUR RUBBER GLOVES ON! There should be a crazy, foamy mess on your carpet now. The night is darkest before dawn. Lastly, blot up the remaining cleaning solution, let dry, and vacuum the area once for good measure. Repeat as necessary. Happy Cleaning!
Places that your pet frequents the most are generally areas that produce more odors than others. Be aware of areas like pet bedding or their favorite rug to curl up on. These areas should be tended to more often than others in order to keep your home smelling fresh and clean. Make sure to vacuum frequently to keep pet hair and dander at a minimum.