A lot of people consider pets to be family. The unconditional love and care you receive and give is nurturing and makes your home healthy. But accidents happen and sometimes your pets might lose it at the wrong place. The problem is that if you don’t know how to remove pet stains properly, your carpets and rugs might be damaged forever.
This blog article is about some steps you can take to resolve a pet stain in your carpeting. To be honest, as a professional carpet cleaner, it is hard to really offer up the best solution for your circumstance in a blog. Before doing any of these suggested remedies, we suggest you call our owner, Russ Grosjean at 903-534-0390 and explain your situation so that he can offer you his professional advise. We offer pet stain and odor removal services, but there are details about this service that are best discussed prior to agreeing on a solution.
There are a lot of natural remedies that help to remove pet stains. Some of these remedies are very effective especially in removing urine and blood stains. They are quite effective and don’t cost much:
The vinegar-baking soda mix
Cleaning tough stains doesn’t get any easier when you are using this mix. Although you might use detergents and cleansers to remove stains, sometimes they are not strong enough to remove the whole stain and its smell. Vinegar is a powerful substance that works to remove tough stains like blood and urine. Baking soda is another active ingredient that works very well to remove the lingering smell. This mixture even works on old stains that have been overlooked.
All you need to do is to mix 2 cups of water with 2 cups of vinegar and add 4 tablespoons of baking soda. Always pat dry the stain to make sure that you have absorbed all the moisture. Put the mixture in a spray bottle and spray the stain. Always work from the outside of the stain towards the middle and don’t rub it. Keep on adding more of the solution until the stain is gone. Wait until it is completely dry then vacuum the white powder away.
The hydrogen peroxide and baking soda solution
Blood and urine stains tend to be tough to deal with. But this wonderful solution will do wonders to restore the condition of your valuable carpets and rugs. Mix half a cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a tablespoon of some gentle dish soap. Pour the mixture on the stain then sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda. Use a clean white cloth to pat the mixture in and avoid rubbing it, to make sure that it reaches the deep fibers of the carpet. Wait until it is completely dry and vacuum the white powder away.
Dealing with pet stains can be tricky especially if you don’t want to risk your expensive carpets. This is why it is always advised to get professional help when you are dealing with tough pet stains. As a rule of thumb, you must test any DIY solution on a discrete area before you attempt to use it on your carpet. If you see that your carpet doesn’t handle the cleansing solution well or that is causes any discoloration, then hiring a professional is your next best option.
Although preparing a DIY cleaning solution is less expensive than hiring a professional carpet cleaner, the cost is still so much less than what you have to pay to replace a discolored carpet or rug. Make sure that you let your professional cleaner know about your particular situation and you will receive the best results.