If you’re a pet owner, you will know that accidents are a part of owning pets. You will also know that you can’t control where an accident happens, whether that be on tile or on carpet. Urine or vomit stains on carpet can be quite unsightly and embarrassing when you have guests over. Here’s how you can remove pet stains and odours from your carpet using an all-natural three-step method!
Why Use An All-natural Remover?
It’s important to use a natural remover over a chemical one because as a pet parent, you’ll want your fur babies to be in a safe environment. Many chemical cleansers are not safe for pets and will have negative effects on them. Your beloved dog or cat is also a lot closer, and spends a lot of time on the floor. So the next time your pet leaves a little mess on the carpet, try out this homemade stain and odour remover instead!
What you need:
- Paper Towels
- Equal Parts White Vinegar and Water
- Baking Soda
- A Vacuum
Blot The Area
Start by blotting the area with paper towels to make it as dry as possible. Do not rub the stain, as that will just spread the stain even more, just pat it with the paper towel. Keep patting until the spot is relatively dry.
Apply Vinegar To The Area
Using a bucket, bottle or spray bottle, mix the vinegar and water together in a 50/50 solution. Soak the stain with this solution. This will help to cut through the pet stain as well as re-wets the stain. The vinegar will also neutralize the smell in dog or cat urine, so this gets rid of any odour issues.
Once the vinegar has soaked into the stain, get ready to scrub it like you mean it. Scrub hard enough to get into the fibers of the carpet below the surface to get rid of any leftover pet urine.
Pour Baking Soda, Then Wait
While the spot is still damp, apply baking soda and a little bit of the vinegar solution and mix. You’ll notice it fizzing up right away, as it starts to work at lifting the pet stain and odour from your carpet.
Leave the baking soda on the carpet until it dries down. The time it takes varies, depending on how much vinegar you used. Once it is completely dry, you can vacuum it from the carpet and now your carpet is good as new.
When accidents happen, you will want to act quickly to reduce the time the pet urine has to stain the padding of your carpet, which can be impossible to get out. If this happens, you might need to replace the carpet or get it professionally cleaned.
For any of your carpet cleaning needs, contact Royal Carpet Cleaning. If you didn’t act fast enough to remove any pet stains and odours, we can help you with that! If you have any questions about carpet cleaning in the GTA, give us a call today.