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4 Tips For Removing Pet Urine And Feces Stains Or Odors Between Professional Carpet Cleaners

by Lee Porter

As a dog owner, you are probably already aware of how challenging it can be to keep your carpets clean and sanitary when Fido or Fluffy are indoor pets. Before you replace stained or dirty carpet, you should learn how to effectively deep clean it.

#1-Treat The Stains Appropriately

Since all pet stains are not equal, it will first be necessary to separate the set-in stains from new ones. Set-in stains require more work, so you can either use one of the carpet cleaning solutions sold in stores or you can make your own, with a few drops of a milky hand dish-washing soap in each eight ounces of water. Urine and feces are often best treated with enzyme-based cleaners.

After scrubbing the area, continue to blot and rinse until the stain is gone and the water runs clear. Fresh stains can be cleaned similarly, with an emphasis on removing as much of the moisture from the stain as possible before cleaning.

#2-Never Use A Steam Cleaner

One of the most common mistakes that people make when cleaning their carpet is using a steam cleaner to remove the evidence of their pet's accident from the carpet. It is a bad idea because the steam can actually allow the stain and odor to set into the carpet. At that point, it will be virtually impossible to remove it and replacing that area of carpet will usually become necessary.

#3-Be Very Careful When Using Any Vinegar or Ammonia Products

Although vinegar has often been touted as the perfect household cleaner, carpets where your pet has had an accident are typically the exception to that rule. Some animals will interpret those scents as coming from another animal attempting to mark their territory. Therefore, that animal will feel the need to return to the area and release their bowels or urinate.

It is important to note that not all animals experience that problem and as a result, you may see that some people advocate for the use of vinegar and ammonia to remove unpleasant smells. Regardless, you don't want to risk the consequences, since there is no way to know how your pet will react. However, baking soda can be used as an effective, affordable and safe carpet deodorizer, so feel free to sprinkle very small amounts on dry carpet and then vacuum it a few minutes later. 

#4-Check (And Clean) The Padding

If it has only been a few months since your carpet was professionally cleaned, but your pets have already provided new stains to the carpet that you cannot seem to get rid of, it may no longer be the carpet that is impacted. Instead, it may be that the padding underneath has become contaminated. If the stain or odor persists after repeated cleanings, it may be necessary to replace the padding.

In conclusion, independent and professional cleaning through a carpet cleaning service is crucial to its continued aesthetic appeal and healthy use. By applying the above advice to your carpet cleaning choices, you and your dog can continue to enjoy your home for many years.