You love your pets. But like any family member, they’re not perfect and can be prone to accidents. Particularly if you have a very young or old animal, you may occasionally have to clean up messes in the house. While it’s easy enough to take care of spills on laminate, stone, or finished hardwoods, carpet pet stain removal is another story. Here are three tips.
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1. Clean Up Messes Immediately
If you notice your pet’s accident when it’s fresh, absorb as much as possible by pressing a wet towel into the carpet. Put something heavy, like a full box, on top of the cloth and leave it there for 20 to 30 minutes. Depending on the carpet material and color, absorbing the liquid immediately may prevent discoloration.
2. Use Vinegar & Baking Soda
You can also try cleaning up with a solution of equal parts vinegar and water mixed with a few tablespoons of baking soda. Apply the mixture to the area and leave it for 10 minutes. Afterward, use a cloth to soak up the remaining liquid. Dry baking soda can have a similar effect if you sprinkle it on the affected area, after soaking up as much liquid as possible with a towel. Then let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming it up.
3. Call a Professional
Most DIY pet stain removal methods only work if you address the accident immediately. Unfortunately, once a stain sets in, it’s typically much more difficult to remove. However, it isn’t impossible. Hire a professional with specialized products made to treat the stain based on the degree of severity and carpet material. Most likely, they will use a combination of enzymatic cleaners to lift discoloration and odor, before steam cleaning to remove bacteria.
If you need help removing tough, set-in messes, call the pet stain removal experts at Carpet Cleaning by Cummins. For over a decade, this carpet cleaning company has served businesses and homeowners throughout the Seguin, Nixon, La Vernia, and New Braunfels, TX, area, with everything from upholstery cleaning to pressure washing. Call (830) 379-3383 to speak with a friendly team member or visit the website to learn more about their services.