Even as pet owners love their furry critters, they will occasionally leave little messes that can mar our carpet and make our homes smell bad. It may seem impossible to get those pesky stains and smells out of your home. However through our experience, we know it is possible although it may take a little work. For those situations that seem to have gotten out of control or if you just need more of a deeper cleaning than what you can do yourself, you may want to consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning crew. Professional carpet cleaners have the equipment to extract stain and odors from deep inside the carpet, giving them a deeper, fresher clean. However for those occasional messes, Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists will share some of the best methods of removing those stains and the odor that comes with it.
How to You Clean Up Old Dog & Cat Urine from Carpet?
It is always best to clean up a pet mess as it happens as it is much easier to remove the stain and smell. Urine messes can be the easiest stain to clean up but the worst part to remove is the odor. The main problem is that the urine soaks into the carpet padding, trapping the odor. That is why you must act quickly when a mess occurs. Start by using plain white paper towels to absorb as much of the urine as possible. You will then want to create a mixture of half water and half white wine vinegar. Vinegar is great for urine, it breaks up the ammonia in the urine and cleans and removes the smell of it. This will help you prevent future messes in the same spot. After you have soaked up the urine, pour the vinegar water mixture on the stain. Use enough to soak deep into the carpet. Reach the padding to eliminate the urine underneath the carpet. Allow it to soak for ten minutes. Once again use paper towels to soak up the vinegar water solution. After the area affected has dried out, sprinkle baking soda on top of the affected area. This will help absorb any lingering smell. Allow the baking soda to stand several hours then vacuum it up.
How to Remove Dog Poop & Diarrhea Stains from Carpet
Now for feces. Even though this can make any person queasy, the mess still must be cleaned. The more solid the stool, the easier it is to remove. However, diarrhea stains are much worse. It may seem awful but allow the poop to dry before removing it, if it’s diarrhea. This will prevent additional smudge marks for you to clean, not to mention you don’t want to push the feces deeper into the carpet. After it has dried, remove it. Make sure you have some gloves on hand. You can use a paper towel to pick up the feces. For the stain, make a mixture of 1 ½ cups of warm water and 1 cup of white vinegar and mix it into a bowl. Then pour half of the mixture on the stain and allow it to sit for 15 minutes. Afterwards use a fork that can be discarded to scrape up the dried feces that might have remained. Once it is dry, again use the vacuum to suck up any remains. Blot the rest of the water and vinegar solution on the rest of the stain until the stain disappears. After the stain has been removed, use baking soda on the affected area then vacuum it up after a few hours of standing. Use any disinfectant spray to kill any remainder germs that might still be there.
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This should take care of those accidental stains caused by our furry loved ones. If your carpets are in need of a deeper cleaning, call Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists today to schedule a thorough cleaning of your carpets.