Having pets is a pure joy. They give you unconditional love and they give you so much amazing memories. However, there is a point where every pet, no matter how well behaved they are, will have an accident in your home. When they do your carpet and rug could hold their scent, stain, and much more. Even if you try to clean early you may find yourself dealing with multiple offenders as once a pet leaves one area soiled others may come around and add to it; or you may not get all of the elements cleaned up the first time. To ensure that you’re able to gain the upper hand with cleaning and getting rid of pet stains consider the following tips that could help you with removing pet stains especially those of a urine based origin.
The first thing that you should never do with cat urine stains is clean with anything that has ammonia or a scent of it. Never! This is going to cause your cat to go again and again in the same area, as cat urine has a strong ammonia element to it. Do not blot, but rather dab and try to soak up the issue. Now, in order to ensure that the smell goes away use baking soda, water, and some white wine vinegar, and use that to clear the odor and stain. Then after the fact, once dry, use baking soda and sprinkle it on top of the area and then vacuum it up after 15 to 20 minutes. This will clean the smell and the stain.
When cleaning dog urine you’re going to need to clean the scent or they will come back again and again. To ensure that you get the smell cleared you’ll need to use hydrogen peroxide (just a teaspoon will do here), baking soda and warm water. You can mix this all up and even use a little mild soap too. You’ll want to put this on the stain and areas that you have exposed. This will help clean the area plus clear the smell as well.
If you find that these things do not help or that you still have an issue after testing out various options then it’s time to call in a professional. A professional carpet cleaner can use a special cleanser and steam to clear and clean the urine and other pet stains with relative ease. It’s a solid solution that is well worth exploring.