How To Perform Spot Removal – Pet Stains
If you have pets in your home, then chances are you need to know something about removing pet stains. Maybe you even treat them like one of your children? Even though you have pee pads down for them in the kitchen, it seems like their favorite spot is in the living room, especially if it’s a new puppy that you are trying to train. Some of them do well letting you know they need to go out when you are home. But when you are out for a while that is a different story. Knowing how to perform spot removal on pet stains will help you a lot. This is a very important part of carpet cleaning.
When you have pet stains or any type of stain, you will want to clean it up as soon as possible. Use a paper towel or some type of cloth that will absorb the spot. Never rub the spot. Blot it with the cloth. If you rub the spot you will only spread the stain and damage the fibers of your carpet.
You can use vinegar and water to remove the stain and the odor from the carpet. Mix two parts water to one part vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the entire stain. Let it sit for a minute then blot it with a paper towel. Do not rub. Keep blotting until all the liquid is absorbed. Hopefully you carpet will then be odor and stain free.
Another method of removing pet stains is with baking soda. We all know that we can use baking soda for many things. Carefully clean the doggy doo or urine from the carpet then cover the stained area with the baking soda. Let the baking soda sit for around ten minutes. Vacuum the baking soda and surrounding area. The baking soda will absorb much of the stain.
Unfortunately, pet stains in your carpet are often some of the most difficult to remove. In many cases you will need a professional carpet cleaner. Make sure your carpet cleaner is certified by the “IICRC”. That way you will know they have been trained to properly deal with pet stains.
Spot cleaning will keep your carpet stain free, prolong the life of your carpet, and keep the entire carpet clean and free of pet dander and other allergens.