There is nothing worse than having a pet stain on the carpet. The smell of it and the discoloration that it gives to the carpet just makes you want to pull the entire carpet up and put your furry family member somewhere that is far from any carpet in your home. I too have been there.
When you try to remove this stain, its going to suck if you dont completely remove the stain because your furry family friend will keep returning to that exact same spot. Here are a few tips to follow when you have pet stains in your carpet.
Locate the Stain
Now this is not always an easy assignment. If the stain is fresh, then your job is super easy, unless of course you dont clean the stain completely up, then your job has just gotten much harder. Your pet is going to continuously keep using that exact same spot until that spot is properly cleaned. Dont believe that just because you cant see it that its gone. Now, if you want to know with certainty that the stain is gone, you can use a black light, but who owns that? If you dont you can purchase one at a home supply store and this will show you just how deep your furry family members stain really is.
Clean Fresh Stain
Picking up the stain without it sinking into the carpet and drying in the carpets padding is the key. Directly on the stain, lay down a thick layer of paper towels and then cover it with a newspaper. It is also a great idea to lay newspaper under the strand area if you can. Now, youre going to need plenty of patience for this next step: stand on the paper towel and newspaper combo area for a couple of minutes and repeat the process until the spot is as dry as possible. Never put neutralizers or powdered deodorizers on a wet stain. A mixture of white vinegar and water will act to both clean and deodorize the spot once most of the stain is removed.
Cleaning Dry Stain
Refer back to when I said using a black light. Using a black light will help you to spot the dried stain that must be cleaned. Cleaning most of the stain, like 90 percent is not good enough, the black light will clearly show the full extent of the stain. A mixture of 50 percent vinegar and 50 percent water are what we recommend to left the stain and the scent out of your carpet. For the dry stain, you cant be afraid to use a lot of liquid and use a scrub brush because your goal is to work that stain out of your carpets fibers. Another go to mix to try is a half cup of peroxide and a teaspoon of baking soda. When choosing your peroxide, make sure that is 3 percent or less pure.