For some people, the concept of making their pets stay outside is unthinkable, as they want their pets inside with them and want their pets to have free reign around the house.
The unfortunate side effect of this is sometimes pets will have accidents and make messes inside the house and on your furniture, which can complicate an inspection process.
When this is on a hardwood floor or tiles, it is annoying but easy to clean.
But when it happens on your carpets and upholstered furniture it can be very challenging to clean.
In this article, we discuss some of the different stains and messes pets can leave on your carpet and what you can do about it.
There are some similarities between these methods, so you may detect a slight bit of repetition between the different types of stain, but there are some critical differences to be aware of to make sure the inspection is not disrupted.
Here Are Procedures Of Removing 3 Different Types Of Pet Stains:
The methods described below are DIY methods you can try yourself if you don’t want to use a professional cleaning service such as Cleaner Cleaner.
1. Urine Stains
If your pet accidentally urinates on your carpet, then the first thing you should do as soon as you notice it is to get a clean and dry cloth and blot as much of the urine as possible.
Start at the outside of the affected area and work your way in. The reason for this is that if you start blotting at the centre of the affected area then you risk spreading the urine out, creating a larger mess to clean up.
Once you have wiped up any excess you run, you should mix a vinegar solution together and spray it on the stain making sure you saturate the affected area. Once you have applied the vinegar, blot the affected area again using a clean and dry cloth, working again from the outside in.
Repeat this process as many times as you need until the urine has been cleaned up.
If the vinegar solution is not sufficient to dislodge the urine and extract it from the carpet you might need to try an enzymatic cleaner which is specifically designed to break down the urine and other organic stains. In those cases, you spray the enzymatic cleaner and let it sit for a period of time and then wipe it up with a clean, dry cloth again.
If the urine has been there for a considerable amount of time and soaked and dried into the carpet, then you may never fully be able to get rid of the urine.
You may be able to disguise the scent so that it’s not immediately obvious, but to an extent, it may always be detectable from that point onwards.
2. Faeces Stains
There are some similarities in the way you treat faeces stains on the carpet, but the techniques are slightly different given the nature of the substance involved.
When you are trying to clean and remove these stains relating to faeces, firstly remove as much of the faeces as possible using a spoon or spatula or some kind of implement to scrape it off of the upholstered furniture. As you do it make sure you don’t spread the faeces around any further than you need to.
Once the physical matter has been cleaned up, then dab the area with a clean, dry cloth to remove as much of the faecal moisture as you can.
Mix up a vinegar cleaning solution and spray it on the affected area and then blot it with a clean dry cloth working from the outside of the stain towards the centre of the stain until the stain has been removed.
Like cleaning urine, if the vinegar solution is not sufficient to remove the faecal matter from your posted furniture, then you will need to get an enzymatic cleaner. Spray it on, then allow it to sit before cleaning up and letting the area dry.
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3. Vomit Stains
Whether your pet vomited due to a period of temporary sickness or whether they vomit on a semi-regular basis due to some of the food and items they ingest at times – it can be a challenging stain to clean up.
Like faecal matter, the first thing you should do is scrape up as much of the vomit as you can using some kind of spoon or scraping tool. Be wary of spreading the vomit out further.
Follow the same process discussed regarding the cleaning of urine stains and faecal stains in previous sections. Use a vinegar solution and spray on the area before wiping it up.
In the cases where vinegar solution is not suitable you need to rely on an enzymatic cleaner which you spray and let sit, before wiping up until the stain has been removed.
In all the above cases, prevention is by far the best thing to focus on. In part, these stains could be avoided by training and in part by floor coverings.
But for those rare accidents where training or covers are not suitable interventions – these DIY processes give you the best chance of removing the stain without calling a professional.