Everyone loves having pets, but cleaning up pet stains can be difficult. These stains may be due to marking or accidents. However, they can be very problematic for your home. Here are three sure-fire ways to remove stubborn pet stains.
Stain Removal Home Remedies
When removing stains or dirt in general, a lot of people are moving towards a more holistic approach. There are a few home remedies that are used to lift those stubborn stains from your carpet.
Whether its urine or vomit, the first step is to get as much up as you can. Spray cold water over the problem area and blot until you feel you can’t pick any more up. You can use a blunt knife to scrape up any excess.
The next step would be to soak up all of the contents. You can do this by using baking soda, with just enough to cover the spot. As tempting as it is to begin cleaning, this is the time to wait. Let the baking soda rest for a few hours to soak everything up and to kill bacteria.
After hours have passed, vacuum up the baking soda. There may be a hint of a stain left. To finish the process and remove the stain you will have to create a concoction of three parts water to one part vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. Spray the stain and leave it for 30 minutes. After the time has passed, vacuum over the spot again and your stain should be removed.
Pet Stain Removal Products
If home remedies don’t suit your needs, there are professional pet stain removal products available. Using a carpet cleaner is effective because it will clean deep into your carpet. If there isn’t one in the home, local hardware stores tend to rent them out.
If there is still a hint of the spot left, a nice store-bought stain remover can be really beneficial. The area should be dry before applying the product.
After cleaning the carpet, using a high-quality pet odor neutralizer will help combat any lingering smell.
Hire a Stain Removal Company
Not everyone is comfortable with removing pet stains on their own. Some may feel like they’re doing it wrong or making it worse. Others may not feel up to doing the stain removal. Finding a cleaning company may be the best option in these cases.
At times, cleaning over a spot just doesn’t work no matter how many tips or tricks you follow. You will need to find a company that will clean your carpet thoroughly and safely.
Extreme Carpet Care provides an amazing team that specializes in cleaning pet stains specifically. These types of stains require a much different approach than the average which is why most people aren’t successful with removing them.
At Extreme Carpet Care, we focus on more than the discoloration. We are also attentive to the odor and bacteria. The bacteria that arise from your pet stains can be harmful to your family and pet’s health. To learn more about the Extreme Carpet Care team and our cleaning process you can visit us here.