Pet Odor and Pet Stain Removal
You love your pets, but not their odors and stains. Pet odors and stains are quite frustrating. Some stains can be treated with do it yourself home remedies, but be careful; if the wrong procedure is used for the stain type, it may become a permanent stain. In most cases, it’s best to pretreat the pet stain, then leave the final extraction to a professional. Superior Carpet Cleaning has the tools and experience to remove pretty much any type of stain, even the tough ones that our four legged friends sometimes leave for us. Give us a call and we’ll take care of the pet stain and pet odor, leaving your carpet looking fresh and new.
If pet stains seem to be a recurring problem for you, then you should ask us about our Scotchgard Treatments. Treating your carpets with 3M Scotchgard will help to repel the stain and allow more time to clean it up. Scotchgard also makes future stains much easier to deal with.
Five Home Pet Stain Removal Tips
If you’d like to try removing the stain yourself, check out these tips that might make things a bit easier for you.
1: Attack the stain as quickly as possible.
It’s important to start the cleaning process as soon as you can to prevent the stain from setting into the carpet and causing the discoloration that will be much hard to remove later.
2: For urine stains, blot up as much of the liquid as possible.
Urine stains can be some the worst when it comes to leaving an odor after drying. The more you can remove by blotting with a rag or paper towel, the less odor will be left on the carpet. Apply firm pressure to be sure that you’re getting as much as you can.
3. Don’t flood the area with water.
For the really bad or dry stains it might seem like putting as much water on the area will make it easier to get up. Applying too much water will cause the stain to soak into the carpet further, making it even harder to clean.
4. Stay away from solutions containing ammonia.
There are lots of home remedies and recipes for cleaning solutions available online, however,with pet stains it’s important to never use a cleaner or solution that contains ammonia. The smell of ammonia can be very close to the smell of urine to dogs and cats. This will cause them to want to mark their area again in the same spot.
5. Baking Soda and Vinegar for urine stains.
For dry urine stains, applying baking soda and a little bit of vinegar can really do a great job of lifting the stain from the carpet. Just be careful not to apply too much vinegar as it can leave it’s own odor.
We hope that some of these tips will help you get rid of those pet stains yourself and save a little money. If you don’t have any luck, or if the stain and odor area is just too large to treat yourself, then you can give us a call anytime, we’ll be glad to help!