Owning a pet is often one of the biggest joys of our lives. Our pets bring us lots of love, happiness, and good times. They adore us unconditionally, and most pet owners feel the same! But owning a dog or cat can also wreak havoc on your carpets, especially when they aren’t quite yet toilet-trained or have frequent accidents because they are older. When you own a pet that has accidents here and there, call the kind of professionals that will help keep your carpets looking and smelling as good as new. Carpet Masters in Fort Wayne Indiana is here to provide you with some carpet cleaning tips for pet urine stains and smells.
Cleaning Up New Stains
Is the stain new and still wet? If so, check out the following tips that can help.
You want to soak up as much of the stain as possible while it’s still fresh. Cover the spot with a thick layer of absorbent paper towels and then cover the paper towels with a layer of newspaper. Pat down the padding with your feet for a minute or two, repeating the process until the area is only damp. Do not rub the area as this can cause the stain to spread. Then, rinse the area with cold, clean water and blot it dry.
Next, mix a solution of 50% water to 50% white vinegar in a clean spray bottle. Spray the area fully to cut through the stain. The use of vinegar will neutralize the smell of ammonia that is in dog and cat urine. Once the area is wet, scrub it thoroughly with a clean scrub brush. If the odor is particularly strong, use 100% white vinegar instead of the mixture.
After you have thoroughly scrubbed the area, sprinkle a liberal amount of baking soda on the spot. It will also help to rub the soda into the carpet fibers by using a brush or your hands. Leave the baking soda on your carpet until it dries completely. Once it is dry, use the hose of your vacuum cleaner to suck up the soda.
You may have to repeat the above steps to completely get the stain out of your carpet. However for particularly stubborn stains, calling in a carpet cleaning professional might be your best option. Carpet Masters in Fort Wayne Indiana carpet cleaning company has years of experiencing handling tough stains and odors.
Cleaning Up Set Stains
Unfortunately, sometimes you may not catch a pet stain right away. For stains that have already set, check out the following tips that can help.
Look for a high-quality pet odor neutralizer to use on the area such as an over-the-counter enzyme-based cleaner. If the stain is persistent, you will likely need to rent a carpet steamer if you wish to clean it up yourself. However, you’ll have better luck hiring a professional carpet cleaning business to take care of stubborn stains from pets. A professional company understands what chemicals to use for various stains and will get the odor removed from your carpets quickly.
The team of experts at Carpet Masters offers Oriental rug cleaning services along with regular carpet cleanings. The delicate materials of your handmade oriental rugs require a special touch in order to protect the piece from harm. A professional oriental rug cleaning company will make sure your rug is being cleaned the right way, especially if your pet was the one to have soiled it.
Call Carpet Masters Today
We are a fully licensed, bonded, and insured cleaning company that wants to help you get your carpets back to new. We are very picky about the equipment we use to clean carpets. In fact, we manufacture our equipment in-house! We also hand-pick our experienced technicians and professionally screen each one of them. We don’t subcontract out, and we ensure customer satisfaction for every job. When you need your carpets cleaned professionally, due to pet stains, children, or just general wear and tear, call the professionals today to schedule an appointment.