How To Remove Pet Stains From Carpet
To clean pet stains from synthetic carpet, follow the procedures listed below. Begin with step one, progressing only to the next step if necessary. Remember that you always want to use the gentlest approach to cleaning a carpet stain first.
(Begin with step 1, if the stain remains then proceed to the next step. Always test the following stain removal solutions in an inconspicuous area first to make sure they won't damage your carpet.)
1. Use a detergent solution by mixing one teaspoon of clear dish washing liquid with one cup of warm water. Make sure the water is not hot.
2. Mix 1/3 cup of white vinegar with two thirds cup of water.
3. Sprinkle area with baking soda, allow to remain overnight.
This guide is for pet feces. Click here for pet urine.
When pets become older, they sometimes start to have problems. This one is unfortunate and a pain to deal with. Just try to keep in mind that they're not doing it out of spite.
Begin by scooping up as much of the pet feces as possible from the carpet. Now mix together the detergent solution listed in step one. Using paper towels, blot the solution on and blot it off with clean paper towels. Don't rub at the stain, gently blot at it. Throw the towels away as they become sullied. It may take several applications before you begin to see results. Rinse the area with plain water and dry with clean paper towels.
If you feel that the carpet is now clean enough, sprinkle the area liberally with baking soda. Allow the baking soda to remain in place overnight and vacuum the next morning. If you feel that the area is not clean enough, then read on.
Mix together the vinegar solution listed in step two. Apply it in the same manner that you did the detergent solution. Blot it on and blot it off. Again, this may take several applications to achieve the desired effect. When happy with the results, rinse the area thoroughly with plain water and dry with paper towels. You may need to rinse several times to remove the vinegar smell.
Now cover the area with a generous mound of baking soda. This will help neutralize any remaining odors. Allow to remain overnight and vacuum in the morning.