How to Remove Pet Stains and Odors from Your Carpet
Accidents can happen, even if you have a well-trained pet. Whether you have a puppy or an older dog (or cat), they can end up wetting the carpet before you know it. The stain and smell are off-putting, especially if you are expecting visitors. You want to get rid of them right away because it is a big task.
The First Step
When you see an accident, do something as quickly as possible. The best defense is to blot as much as you can. Use towels, particularly those that are white or very light-colored. Cotton towels work best and make sure you are gentle when blotting. You can put a few drops of water and green dish detergent onto the towel. Then, you can start blotting carefully.
If the wet spot has been there earlier in the day, you can put baking soda on it without rinsing until the next day. Let it dry overnight and then spray with vinegar. Distilled white vinegar is considered the best option. If bubbles appear on the carpet, you do not have to worry because it just means the compounds are interacting and kick-starting the cleaning process.
The No Smell Problem
Sometimes, it is hard to detect if your pet peed on the carpet. You know your dog or cat peed but the urine has dried so it becomes difficult to find the stains. You may want to purchase a black light flashlight, which is designed to find urine stains. It is not as expensive as you think. More importantly, the tool is efficient in detecting pee stains with its ultraviolet LED.
One thing you have to know though is that these tools do not detect everything. It may still leave a small percentage of urine stains hidden from any UV light.
Solving New Stains
If the carpet is still wet, the first thing that you need to do is to soak up the site as much as you can. Place a thick layer of towels or paper towels and cover it with thick newspapers. You may put a layer of newspaper under the stained part as well. We recommend standing on the area for at least a minute. Check if it is still damp and repeat the steps until it is not that wet anymore.
Usually, new stains are easier than dried ones. You can simply blot them dry using clean, cool water.
Cleaning Dried Stains
A soiled carpet can be difficult to manage. While you can blot and use the vinegar technique mentioned above, the stains may not have been effectively removed. It is not always a great idea for DIY carpet cleaning. You need to hire a professional carpet cleaning company to get rid of the stains for you.
With all the instructions you can obtain online, it is easy to get confused. For instance, some will tell you to use an enzymatic cleaner but you do not truly know what may be best for your carpet. Some are effective and safe to use on most carpets but they can also be hazardous to the fibers of your delicate carpet.
Veritas Carpet Cleaning services Kissimmee and Orlando areas. You do not have to rent a commercial remover that does not work. You do not need to purchase these deodorizers and air fresheners hoping that they will get rid of the smell in the air for you. We will handle all your carpet cleaning needs, whether you are dealing with invisible or hard-to-remove stains.
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