Treating & Cleaning Pet Stains Before They Set In – JLees Carpet and Floor Cleaners
Treat Stains and Odors before Professional Carpet Cleaning Crew Arrives – The worst has happened – you just realized that your pet had a big accident and you know the best solution is to bring in a professional carpet cleaner. But what if they aren’t scheduled to come into your home until the next week? Here are the first steps that you should take to minimize the damage to your carpets that pet stains can cause.
Taking Care of Pet Accidents Stains & Odors
- Blot the stain soaked area do not scrub
- Use a mild solution to dilute the soiled area ie: Baking soda/vinegar, Peroxide/Dishsoap
- Call your local professional carpet cleaner!
Note: Common household DYI mixtures such as baking soda, vinegar, or peroxide will work for a temporary effect but they never completely remove that persistent, stinky, urine odor.
Blotting the Stain
Gently blot the affected area and soak up as much moisture as possible. Before putting any solutions on the carpet, test a small area first to ensure it doesn’t discolor your carpet. Scrubbing is not recommended because it will push the stain down into the carpet fibers.
“After finding a pet stain on our carpet (late evening on a Saturday night), we called J Lee’s at 9:30am the following Sunday morning, and Josh was able to provide same day service! He and his colleague, Matt, both arrived to clean our carpet. They were prompt, assessed the stain, and clearly explained what the job would entail. I highly recommend their carpet cleaning services, and will be in contact in the near future to discuss our hardwood floors!”
Use a Mild Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solution. Here are some examples:
Baking Soda and Vinegar
Cover the area with vinegar then sprinkle baking soda over top. Cover the stain with an old towel or rag and let draw up the stain. It is best if left on for a day or two to get the stain removed. Scrap up the dried baking soda and rinse with cold water and blot dry.
- 2 TBS Ammonia
- 1 Cup Water
- Rinse the stain with the ammonia solution and towel dry.
Mild Dishwashing Detergent
Mix ¼ tsp dishwashing detergent with a cup of warm water. Spray on the stain and repeat as needed. Towel dry. (Do not substitute dish soap or laundry detergent)
Call a Professional Carpet Cleaning Service
The solutions above will work for the short term because they only remove surface stains. Pet urine soaks deep into your carpet fibers and carpet underlayment. The urine eventually turns into potent crystalized residue which is hidden from sight but not from smell. The crystalized pet urine will continue to release pungent odors into you home until it is eliminated with professional treatment. That’s why after you post treat you should call the professionals at JLee’s Carpet and Floor Cleaners