How to EASILY Remove Pet Stains
Dear Pet Lover,
I hope this guide helps you in being able to handle pet accidents. If you have animals inside your home, it’s bound to happen sooner or later. We have years of experience with our clients and our pets. Remember that carpet makers and the EPA recommend cleaning every 6-12 months.
Removing the Urine Stain
After you’ve extracted the liquid and treated the spot, you’ll still have a stain on the carpet. You’ll need to rinse the spot before it becomes a permanent stain. Use plain water to rinse the spotting agent out. If you have a spot removal machine that allows you to rinse with water, put plain water with no detergent in the tank. Lightly rinse the area and follow with several dry vacuum passes. If you have a wet vac, sprinkle plain water on the area and extract with the wet vac. If urine stays in the carpet or upholstery for an extended period of time, it WILL permanently stain. Even worse, it will eventually eat away the backing of the fiber and destroy the carpet or upholstery. Not to mention the unhealthy situation and odor the urine will cause. The best thing you can do for any type of pet accident is remove it right away. The longer the problem stays in the fiber, the worse the problem becomes. Professional cleaning is still necessary for overall maintenance. If you cannot remove the stain or odor, call us immediately at 474-1133. For over 150 additional spot removal tips, visit our site at www.CarpetCareTips.com. The techniques mentioned here work well for any urine, vomit, or feces spot on carpet, rugs, or upholstery. Always pre-test any spotting agent before using the product.
What cleaning agents to use AFTER the liquid has been removed?
Enzymes are usually the best cleaning agent for urine, vomit, and feces. We us enzymes for professional cleaners, but any effective enzyme will work and so some good. An enzyme is the only cleaning agent that actually eats up the bad bacteria in urine. There are many enzymes on the market. Some work well, some do not. You can also dilute 1 cup of vinegar with two cups of water. The acid base of vinegar will help removal of a fresh urine spot, but it won’t actually digest any of the urine like an enzyme does. CAUTION: DO NOT USE THESE SPOTTERS ON URINE OR VOMIT!!! Never use any high ph or high residue product. This would include ammonia and Resolve carpet spotter. I have seen many instances where the wrong product caused a urine stain to be permanent. The use of oxygen bleach is also risky on many carpets.
Do-it-Yourself Pet Stain Removal
If you have pets, and buy one item for your home, get a wet vacuum! I’ve been telling my clients this for years. If a pet has an accident on your carpet or upholstery, and you get to it while still wet, what do you do? Do you get a stack of paper towels to mash the urine into the padding? NO! Use a wet vac or a small spot removal machine. Simply suck up any liquid. This will allow the urine to be sucked up out of the fiber. If nothing else is available, use paper towels. Wet vacs are available at most any department store for $25-$75. Or, use a carpet spot removal machine. I recommend a small spot removal machine because the more convenient the machine, the more likely you are to get it out of the closet when a minor accident occurs. The larger, upright carpet cleaning machines are too bulky for small problems, they break down all the time, and hardly do much good for larger areas anyway. Instead, use a wet vacuum. After you’ve removed all the liquid you possibly can, treat the area with a proper spot remover or enzyme. The biggest mistake most pet owners make is adding the wrong type of spot remover to a urine spot before they remove the urine. Doing this will give you a puddle of urine with some spot remover in it. This is hardly considered cleaning. Make sure you remove any liquid matter BEFORE adding a spot remover.
4 EASY Steps to Remove Any Pet Accident
1. Do it NOW. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove. 2. First, use the right equipment. Use a wet vacuum or a small carpet spotting machine to remove all of the liquid that you can. 3. Use the proper cleaning agent AFTER the liquid has been removed. 4. Rinse the spot with plain water.
How Pet Odors Can Be Professionally Solved
We perform one of three professional procedures for combating pet odor:
1. Enzymes and topical deodorizers are used for minor odor problems and stains.
2. The water claw sub-surface extractor that actually pulls urine from the padding of carpet.
3. Replacing the padding, treating the carpet face, and the floor underneath. This illustration abve demonstrates the water claw procedure. First, we pour a special odor neutralizing agent on the carpet. Next, we extract the urine with the claw. This is a water claw sub-surface extractor tool. The tool is used to combat urine odors and stains. We also have systems to remove vomit stains. For questions or to book an appointment call us.
This illustration above demonstrates the water claw procedure. First, we pour a special odor neutralizing agent on the carpet. Next, we extract the urine with the claw. This is a water claw sub-surface extractor tool. The tool is used to combat urine odors and stains. We also have systems to remove vomit stains. For questions or to book an appointment call us. 901-512-7732