It can happen in an instant, but once it does, it’s too late. Your pet has had an accident on the carpet or the tiles, and now you have to act fast to clean it up. Unlike a food or drink stain, the smell of urine on your carpet is difficult to mask with air fresheners.
It can be frustrating to call a professional every time your pet pees on the carpet, especially if they do it often. There are many DIY strategies you can try at home before calling a professional.
Today we’ll go through the cleaning process step-by-step.
If You’re Nearby During The Accident, Take Action Immediately
Use a clean white cloth to clean up the excess, using a blotting motion. Move the cloth to a fresh area regularly and perhaps switch to a paper towel for the final stages. Blot up as much as you can, and as quickly as you can, to prevent downward absorption. It can help to stand or place a heavy object on the towel to apply pressure and lift more liquid.
If you’ve collected the excess and the stain remains or if the stain is older, you’ll need to take additional steps to lift the stain and smell from your flooring.
Use Baking Soda And Vinegar
There are a few ways to use these ingredients to lift stains and odors from your floors.
For carpets, baking soda can be a natural odor lifting treatment. After the excess liquid has been soaked up, you can sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the stain. Allow the powder to absorb for up to a few hours to overnight. Thoroughly vacuum the baking soda to remove the powder and lift odors away.
For hard floors and tiles, you can use a diluted solution of white vinegar and water to naturally clean and remove odors.
We recommend combining the ingredients in a spray bottle or using a mop or cloth to gently clean to affected area.
Invest In A Pet Stain Remover
While pricier than home-made products, a commercial pet stain remover can be a handy go-to when accidents happen. Pet stain and odor removers are sold nearly everywhere and typically come with their own instructions.
Some clients have complained about “strong citrus smells” or otherwise, claiming that the liquid solution is too perfumed. Thankfully, there are a few odorless options sold online and in department stores.
Create A Pet Accident Emergency Kit
If your pet is still being trained and accidents are a regular occurrence, it might be worthwhile to put together a pet accident emergency kit to help you quickly take action in the future. Include clean white cloth for blotting, and your home preferred stain removal solution or a commercial pet stain remover.
Call A Professional
If these solutions don’t work out quite the way you’d hoped, call a professional. Effective pet accident removal is essential to prevent problems occurring again and again. Even the slightest remaining odor can encourage pets to use the same place again. Diablo Carpet offers effective and professional stain and odor removal services to help your pets learn the right place to go to the bathroom while keeping your carpets fresh and clean.