Tips to Clean Up & Remove Pet Stains from Carpet and Upholstery

One of the responsibilities of owning a pet is that you need to clean up after that pet. Even if you crate your dog while you’re at work, your pet may have an accident before you can get it outside that night. Older pets also have a tendency to have accidents on the floor and on your furniture. Before paying for professional carpet or upholstery cleaning, you can try removing those stains yourself.

Natural Remedies

A natural method of removing pet stains from your carpet requires the use of baking soda and distilled white vinegar. The whole process is pretty easy. 

•  Sprinkle baking soda all over the stain or affected area.
•  Vacuum the baking soda after 30 minutes.
•  Spray distilled white vinegar on the stains.
•  Scrub the vinegar into the carpet with a simple brush.

You can also apply vinegar directly on top of the baking soda. This will cause a reaction that makes the baking soda essentially explode. Scrub the floors until the vinegar soaks down into the padding. Once the baking soda dries, vacuum any of the residue left behind.

Getting Rid of Odors

Pet stain removal is a complicated process because your pets will keep going back to the same spot again and again. As long as those pets smell the scent of their own urine, they’ll keep using the bathroom in the same place. Enzyme cleaners are a great product to use in your home. These cleaners actually break up the urine molecules and neutralize the floors. You’ll even find enzyme cleaners that you can use with a steam or carpet cleaner that you rent.

Do You Need Professional Pet Stain Removal?

If you tried using these remedies in the past and still have stains and odors on your floors, it’s time to call a professional. Professional cleaning companies offer services like upholstery cleaning that will remove stains from your couch, chairs and other furniture. Though fabrics can pick up odors from urine and feces nearby, professional cleaning will remove those stains. Try some do it yourself remedies to get rid of pet stains and odors from your floors and furniture before you contact a professional cleaning company to remove pet stains from carpet and other surfaces in your home.