Pets and Carpets Don’t Always Mix: Keeping Your Carpet Clean in A House with Pets
Did you ever notice that pet odors, like pet urine or pet vomit that comes from rugs, carpet, and upholstery in a house are usually more noticeable when the house is not yours? You might become nose-blind to specific smells in your house because you are around them so often.
However, once you are in an additional environment, it is almost like those odors double in intensity, right? The bottom line is, we do not want anyone to think this way about your house; therefore, let us talk about the top methods of removing different types of pet damage to the carpet. Here, we’ll cover the right ways to get certain pet associated stains out.
How to extract dog smells from carpet
One common question we receive from clients is “How do I eliminate the dog odor?” If you want to do this by yourself, here is a fast solution to attempt at home:
- Create an odor neutralizing spray consisting of 1 tablespoon of white vinegar with 2 cups of water. It is better to use a spray bottle with a fine mist and be certain that you shake well before you use. Spritz your carpet, the air, and all water safe upholstery you have.
The right method of treating pet smells is by sanitizing your carpet using an all-natural solution. The ingredients utilized to make professional sanitizing solutions will reduce the bacterial activity in order for the odor to lessen and become undetectable.
How to get pet urine odors and stains out of carpet
1. Enzymatic Cleaner
- Blot the contaminated spot up as much as you can.
- Saturate the area using an enzymatic odor and stain remover by liberally applying to the space. The enzyme-based solution will break bacteria down that is building up and neutralize the smells coming from the carpet.
- With some paper towels soak up around 80 percent of the enzymatic odor and stain remover and leave the pad and carpet wet but not dripping wet. Allow it to sit for forty-eight hours then vacuum when it’s dry.
- Sprinkle some baking soda over the clean space to absorb all possible leftover dampness.
- If there still is a persistent odor coming from the carpet, repeat steps two and three.
2. Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Blot the contaminated area up as much as you can with a white rag or paper towel.
- Blend together two parts water and two parts white vinegar.
- Sprinkle some baking soda over the area then spray the agent on top of the space. The space should fizz – that means the agent is eating away at the odor/stain.
- Allow the solution to sit for a couple of minutes and blot the area up completely by pressing down on the area until you get all of the dampness out. Don’t rub the stain, simply press firmly then allow to dry.
3. Stain blocking Primers
This technique is only suggested for houses that are very clean and newer. If you have had a stain for years which still has an odor, your next move could be speaking to a professional.
- Pull the padding and carpet up in which the old stain is situated to reach the subflooring and be certain it is mold-free. If there’s mold, consult an expert.
- Vacuum the sub-flooring to ensure that it is free of any debris or dirt.
- Apply a good amount of the oil-based stain blocker and allow it to completely dry.
- Replace the padding underneath the carpet then apply a new patch of carpet to the space. You also can clean the old stain using an enzymatic cleaner ahead of time if you do not want to replace the affected space with a patch. You simply must ensure that it’s fully dry before you pull up the carpet to apply the blocker.
4. Professional Service
Do-it-yourself techniques or store-bought solutions just reach the surface. Call a professional such as Magic Touch Carpet Repair for older stains which go beneath the surface!
- An odor counteractant and a neutralizer is poured onto the stain in order to breakdown the alkaline salts then encapsulate the molecules.
- A spot lifter is placed on top of the carpet stain that will remove as much urine out of the carpet as possible.
- After it’s done, they’ll apply a deodorizing and sanitizing treatment which kills any bacteria and assists with the smell.
- Finally, the carpet gets treated for regular cleaning.
How to get a poop stain out of the carpet
1. Solid Poop
- Pick feces up using a paper towel or bag.
- Spray the space using a disinfecting spray then blot dry using a white rage or paper towel.
- With a vacuum, run over the space to extract any small particles.
- Put a bowl over the contaminated space and wait for the space to dry. As it dries, it’ll be easier to clean and will not smudge around and make it worse. The bowl helps minimize the smell.
- Remove all excessive waste by scooping with whatever works best. We recommend a shovel, paper towel, bag, or by hand using latex gloves. Try not to push the stain deeper inside the carpet.
- With a fork scrape any remaining dried feces up. Try not to damage any of the fibers in the carpet by pulling them up.
- With a vacuum run over the space to get the lingering particles up that are left in the carpet.
- Make a water/vinegar solution then pour it over the space. Blot the excess liquid up using a paper towel.
- Add more of the solution to the space if the stain still is noticeable and continually blot.
- Sprinkle some baking soda over the space to assist in removing the smell. For at least 2 to 3 hours, allow the baking soda to sit.
- Once again, vacuum the space.
- Finally, spritz a disinfecting spray.
If all else fails, give Magic Touch Carpet Repair a call. Our company offers a carpet pet damage treatment in and around Chandler, AZ we can apply to the carpet as we clean it.
For more information on our carpet pet damage services contact Magic Touch Carpet Repair today!