How To Clean Pet Accidents
Cleaning up after pet accidents can be an unpleasant chore that all pet parents will have to deal with at some point. To help things go as good as possible when faced with pet accidents here are some tips and tricks to help get it cleaned properly and prevent further accidents.
HOW TO REMOVE PET URINE FROM YOUR CARPET
- Respond quickly
- Soak up the urine by placing paper towels, newspaper, or (if you’re feeling eco-friendly) old rags or towels on the spot.
- Stand on this padding for about a minute, moving your feet around to absorb all areas of wetness. (Make sure you’re wearing shoes with thick rubber soles!)
- Saturate the stain using a 1:1 solution of white vinegar and warm water. Use a scrubbing brush to work this mixture gently into the carpet. WARNING always scrub in a circular motion to keep from untwisting carpet yarns, never back and forth.
- After about five minutes of soaking, blot the solution as you did during step #2.
- Once the area is dry, shake some baking soda over the stain.
- After 2-3 hours vacuum the baking soda.
how to clean pet solids
- Pick up solids with a bag or paper towel.
- Spray the area with a disinfecting spray and blot dry with paper towel or white rag.
- Run over the area with a vacuum to remove any tiny particles.
- Place a large bowl over the contaminated area and wait for it to dry. Once it dries, it will be easier to clean up and won’t smudge around, making it worse. The bowl will help minimize the odor.
- Remove any excess waste you can by scooping with whatever works better for you. We suggest a paper towel, a shovel, a bag, or by hand with latex gloves on. Try your best not to push the stain deeper into the carpet.
- Use a fork to scrape up any remaining dried feces. Be careful not to damage any of your carpet fibers by pulling them up.
- Run over the area with a vacuum to get up the lingering particles left in your carpet.
- Create a vinegar/water solution and pour it over the area. Blot up the excess liquid with a paper towel.
- Add more of the vinegar solution to the area if the stain is still noticeable and continue blotting.
- Sprinkle baking soda over the area to help remove the odor. Let the baking soda sit for at least 2-3 hours.
- Vacuum the area once again.
When the pet problem is dealt with immediately following the instructions above the stains and odor can often be completely removed. The longer the pet accident dwells the better chance that the problem will need professional equipment and enzymatic cleaners to remove.
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Using our UV Black light system we can detect any spots that have not been completely removed and target them with our professional enzyme cleaning.