So a dog is man’s best friend…..right? Dealing with their stains is not our most favorite activity. In this article we will discuss the best ways to remove pet stains from different household items:
How can you remove pet stains from your blankets and sheets?
Ordinary washing of your sheets might not be very effective in removing pet stains. Even after using the washing machine, you might see traces of the stain. What is worse is that the odor seems very hard to remove.
Always try to use an enzyme based detergent. These are chemically designed to break down the stain. If an enzyme based detergent is not available, then add one table spoon of baking soda to your ordinary detergent. Baking soda will remove the odor and will help break the stain. Always try to let your washable items air dry. The sun helps to eliminate the remaining traces of the odor.
How can you deal with pet stains on upholstery and carpets?
The fresher the stain the easier it is to remove. If your stain is still wet, try to blot it as much as you can before you start to clean it. If your pet wets a chair that is covered in upholstery, use paper towels to soak up the moisture. Make sure that all the dampness is absorbed. Next prepare a cleaning solution made from baking soda, lemon juice and water. You can use vinegar instead of lemon juice. Clean the dirty area using a clean cotton cloth. Rub the stain gently. Rinse the area with water. Wait until it is dry then vacuum the area to absorb the dry white powder.
The same cleaning technique could be used to clean fresh urine stains on your carpet. Make sure that you absorb all the moisture before you clean your carpet or your rug. Put a thick stack of paper towels on top of your rug. Put some paper towels under the rug. Weigh them on with a heavy book until you are sure that the moisture is absorbed. Use an enzyme based detergent to clean the stain using a clean white cloth. Always dab the stain and don’t rub it as this will help it to spread. Next prepare the same cleaning solution and spray it on the stain. Again dab it and let it dry. It will be very useful if you let your carpet or rug dry in the sun.
If the urine stain is old and dry then you might consider hiring a professional cleaning service. Professionals will have the perfect tools to remove pet stains no matter how old they are. It is very important not to use steam cleaners as the heat might help the stain to set into the fabric. Professionals know how to use odor neutralizers so that your pet won’t repeat the same incident and will understand that this area is off limits.
Using chemicals without enough prior knowledge could do more harm than good. They could damage your furniture or carpets forever if you are not sure about what to do. Hiring a professional carpet cleaner will actually save your time and money. We use special plant based enzymatic urine, stain and odor remover to assist with pet stains. We are up front and honest about our ability to get your pet stains removed. If the stains are deep, and saturated into the carpet padding, we offer advice as to what is best to do. The natural plant-based product that we use digests and eliminates organic material, stains, and odors that are caused by urine, vomit, and even feces. Call us today to discuss your specific situation at 613-897-4360.