We all love our pet companions and want them to be around us all the time. In doing so, a lot of people forget proper hygiene when it comes to pets. Yes, your pets may be clean after a quick bath but what about your home? Years of hair fluff embedded in your sofas, fluid stains on the carpet and the constant dirt brought into the home can definitely affect the environment where you live. ServiceMaster Residential Care is just what you need to turn your house into a home again.
Specializing in wood floor cleaning, air dusting, carpet cleaning, and other types of home cleaning, ServiceMaster Residential Care can take care of years of mess, grime, dirt, and dust. Save yourself time and energy by bringing in the experts. However, if you’re looking for a quick solution to cleaning pet stains out of your carpets due to an early accident involving your pet, here is a quick DIY you can undergo.
Two different types of pet stains are left on the carpet, urine, and vomit. Let’s look at how you can clean both of them before they can leave tough stains on your soft and plush carpets.
DIY Methods For Removing Tough Pet Stains
You may train your furry pal as much as you want but we all know that accidents do happen and you need to be prepared to deal with it. Taking out urinal carpet stains should be something that you know.
If you’re not sure how to clean urinal stains, then don’t worry. The first thing to do is take action immediately by cleaning the fluids off your carpet using an absorbent cloth or sponge. Dry urine stains not only leave tough stains for you to remove but also lets the odor set in the house which then would require the assistance of professional cleaners.
Once you’ve used paper towels or any other material to absorb the fluids from the carpet, you can start by making a solution to get the stain out. Get a bowl and add vinegar (two cups), baking soda (four tablespoons), and warm water (around two cups). Mix the solution well and transfer the liquid to a spray bottle. Aim at the spot where you wish to clean and start spraying the area. Cover it completely with the mixture and leave it to sit for about 10 minutes. Remove the mixture from the carpet using a towel.
If the stain is too tough to remove, proceed by spreading the baking soda directly on the stain and then adding a 50% mixture of vinegar 50% warm water to the soiled area.
Cleaning pet vomit is a bit different from urine as vomit does not need to dry before the odor sets. You need to be quick with the cleaning. Get a scraper or a dustpan and start to remove the chunks in the vomit. Use a towel to clean up the vomit from the carpet. Mix warm water (two cups), salt (one tablespoon), and liquid soap (one tablespoon of the cleaning detergent you use for your dishes). Then add around half a cup of vinegar to the solution.
Once ready, get a sponge and dip it in the mixture and start applying it to the dirty spot. Start wiping the area until the stain is gone. Now you will be left with detergent cleaner on your carpet. Get a clean towel and dip it in hot water and start to remove the cleaner. Once done, all you need to do now is to blow-dry the carpet, and voila! Your carpet is free from pet stains.