Left untreated, pet stains can leave a carpet looking and smelling embarrassingly bad. Treat a pet stain incorrectly and it can make things worse and ruin the carpeting.
What’s the best way to remove pet stains from carpet?
The best technique for pet stain removal depends on the type of stain. This is why before treating a pet stain, the first step is to determine the nature of the stain.
- Mucus stains resulting from ingesting hair or grass can usually be removed with water and dish soap.
- Pet urine stains can usually be removed by mixing 2 tablespoonful clear white vinegar in a cup of lukewarm water. Use a spray bottle, to spray the solution on the stain. Then gently rub the area with a cloth rag. As the scent of the vinegar fades away, so also should the odor of the urine.
- For blood stains, use an enzymatic cleaner. They contain enzymes and bacteria that digest organic matter.
- For fecal stains (poo stains), start by removing as much of the fecal mater as possible using gloves or a plastic bag. Use an enzymatic cleaner on the affected area. All enzymatic cleaners purchased at a store will have instructions on them. We recommend following the provided instructions. Typically they spraying the affected area, waiting a few minutes, and then blotting the area with a cloth.
Old, dry and/or stubborn stains may require multiple treatments. Whatever you do, try not to scrap or press down hard on a stain while treating it, as this often pushes the stain deeper into the carpet.
While these DIY pet stain removal techniques often work, some stains require professional treatment. If the affected carpet is in a home, commercial location or office space in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach or Irvine, CA, contact Heavens Best Carpet Cleaning Huntington Beach. We have many years of experience cleaning pet stains, and utilize pet-friendly solutions and techniques to get your carpets clean.