Love Pets, Hate the Stains: Removing Pet Stains from Carpet

September 24, 2018 10:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your pets bring joy to your life each and every day. Though you love your pets, they can be a problem if your home is carpeted. From knocking over drinks to having accidents on the floor, pets can cause a lot of headaches. What are you going to do, though? It’s not like you can just get rid of your cat or dog! Don’t get mad at your pet the next time he has an accident on the floor. Instead, follow these simple cleaning instructions from professional providers of carpet installation and repair in South Amboy, NJ.

First things first, get a white paper towel or cloth and start blotting the urine spot as soon as you see it. You’ll want to keep blotting the stain until it’s as dry as possible. Your goal in doing this is to dry the area without grinding the stain further into the fibers of the carpet. Make sure your paper towel or cloth isn’t colored, as that coloring could bleed onto the carpet.

After the area is dry, mix together a 50/50 solution of water and vinegar. Mix enough of the solution so that it can get down into each of the carpet’s fibers. Pour the solution onto the stain and scrub it with a toothbrush. The vinegar should work to neutralize the ammonia in the urine without also discoloring your carpet. Once you’ve sufficiently scrubbed the stain, get out the paper towels and start blotting the area dry again.

Next, get out the baking soda and sprinkle one or two handfuls over the stain. Once you’ve covered the stain with baking soda, mix one half-cup of hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and pour that on top of the baking soda. Get your toothbrush out again, and once again start scrubbing. This mixture will do wonders to lift the stain while deodorizing it, as well.

Once the stain is dry (and hopefully gone), go over the area with your vacuum. Remember, timing is everything when it comes to stains—especially pet stains! The sooner you’re able to get in and start working on it, the better your chances that the stain will come out. The longer that urine sits untreated on the carpet, the deeper the liquid will soak in, and the worse your carpet might end up looking.

If all else fails, you’ll need to bring in professionals to clean your carpet. Luckily, the pros can remove practically any type of stain, regardless of where it came from or how big it is. And the best part? Our services are affordable for any budget. Give us a call today to learn more about our pricing and services.

At Lov ‘N Kare Carpet Center, we specialize in carpet installation and repair in South Amboy, NJ, so you can trust that we’ll be able to get rid of that stain once and for all. We have years of industry experience removing stains and getting carpets back to looking good as new.

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