How To Get Pet Stains Out Of Your Carpet

November 18, 2016 | We Learn | Tips from Kristen Brady
Pets and carpets are not a great combination. If your carpet is stained due to the activities of your pet, it is often an uphill task to clean it properly. Apart from the dirty looking stains, dog urine has a distinctive odor and if the carpet is not cleaned properly the smell may continue to linger and cause a lot of discomfort.

We all love our pet dogs but not so much the stains that they leave behind. We know that we cannot blame them completely, as they came into the world not knowing fully well that they have to only pee outdoors. No matter how well trained they are, you may not be able to avoid stains and the subsequent mess it creates on your carpet.

If you notice a wet spot on the carpet immediately after it happens, you need to blot as much as you can, so that the stain does not get inside the fabrics, or underlying pad, of the carpet. Avoid rubbing hard, as you may only end up causing damaging. It is also advisable to avoid using harsh chemicals to clean the carpet as they may damage the delicate fibers that comprise its design.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Mix. If you are looking for a simple and inexpensive way to remove stains from the carpet, it does not get any better than this. While vinegar is a natural stain remover, baking soda can help remove the lingering odor. The combination of these two can work wonders.

“The combination of these two can work wonders.”

Mix two cups of vinegar, four cups of soda and two cups of lukewarm water. Blot as much stain as you can before you start the cleaning process. You can place paper towels on the stain so that they soak any liquid remaining on the carpet. Avoid rubbing, as this can push the stain further inside the carpet making it really hard to clean.

Use a clean cloth to slowly apply the mixture on the carpet. You can also make use of a spray bottle to do the same. The cleaning liquid you had prepared and applied on the carpet will actively remove the stain within a few minutes.

Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide Mix. Hydrogen peroxide is another great substance that can break down the stain and help remove it easily. Mix a cup of baking soda with ½ a cup of hydrogen peroxide. Apply it on the stain and leave for a few minutes. Vacuum the area completely. If you have a tough stain, you may have to repeat the process a couple of times.

In most cases you may be able to remove the pet stains completely from the carpet, but there may be instances when the stain becomes stubborn and does not budge even after repeated attempts at cleaning it.

Last Resort. If there are too many pet stains on the carpet and they are deeply set, you may have to seek professional help. Carpet cleaning professionals can completely remove the stains from the carpet and make it look as good as new.

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If you enjoyed this post, you should read “5 Tips For The Best Dog Bath” here.

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