Our furry friends bring us so much joy, but let’s face it, there are some moments when they make a nasty mess all over your carpet and upholstery! Nobody wants the scent of pet urine lingering around their home. Thankfully, John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County is here to save the day with our top tips on tackling those pet pee stains once and for all – ensuring your carpet, upholstery, and house smell as fresh and clean as ever!
Do-It-Yourself Cleaning Solutions
The internet has made it easier than ever to find DIY cleaning solutions for all sorts of stains, including pet urine on carpets. However, be sure you’re only using the best methods available! Test a small spot first with your chosen cleaner and gently blot instead of rubbing – pushing the stain further in won’t do any good! For optimal results, remember that less is more; use just enough cleaner to get rid of those pesky spots rather than overload them.
DIY #1 – Vinegar And Baking Soda
Unleash the awesome cleaning power of vinegar and baking soda! To remove pet urine with this solution, wet your stained area with a light layer of vinegar. Sprinkle some baking-soda on top to watch it bubble up like an exciting science experiment. Cover the spot with a towel or plastic wrap so it can dry completely (this may take some time). Once ready, scoop away any remaining powdery residue before giving one more rinse with water and drying off until there’s no moisture left in sight. Vacuum if needed, then sit back as all indications show success was achieved!
DIY #2 – Dishwashing Detergent
It’s possible that you can get rid of those pesky stains with the power of dishwashing detergent! Simply mix ¼ teaspoon in a cup of warm water and pour it into a spray bottle. Spritz on stubborn spots, blot for best results, then towel dry when finished – you can even vacuum to give your carpets an extra-fresh feel.
DIY #3 – Hydrogen Peroxide
Create a powerful cleaning solution with a little hydrogen peroxide, water, and dish soap! Mix together 4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, 2 tablespoons of warm water, and just a few drops of dish soap. Spray onto the stain generously then gently blot – repeat until gone. Finish off by rinsing it with fresh water, drying thoroughly, and giving it a final pass-over with the vacuum cleaner for good measure.
Store-Bought Stain Removers
If DIY solutions aren’t for you, there are powerful store-bought stain removers to help tackle the most stubborn of spots. To protect your furry family members from toxic cleansers, just read labels carefully and opt for pet-friendly non-toxic products that can keep them safe while still getting rid of tough stains in a snap!
Some popular stain removers include OxiClean, Resolve, or Spot Shot. You can also get a Chem-Dry odor remover from your local Chem-Dry technician.
Before spraying your new cleaner, dry up as much moisture from the urine as you can with a towel (remember to blot, not rub). Spray the cleaner then wipe the excess away with a towel. Rinse the area to remove any leftover residue, then towel dry and vacuum.
Always remember to use a very small amount of the cleaner first and then repeat the process as needed. Over-saturating the area can deposit dirt-attracting residue to your carpet fibers, which can cause more stains down the line.
Professional Carpet Cleaners & Pet Stain Removal Experts
If your pet stains are really tough or you don’t have the time (or desire) to remove the pet urine yourself, your best bet is to call in the professional cleaners. Professional carpet cleaners will be able to remove deep-down stains that other cleaning solutions can’t touch.
Pet urine soaks beneath the surface to the carpet backing, and sometimes even the carpet pad and hard flooring. As the moisture dries, super-concentrated odor crystals are left behind. These smelly crystals will continue releasing odor into your home unless cleaned by a professional. John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County uses our proprietary Pet Urine Removal Treatment (PURT), which can break down urine crystal at the source.
If you need pet urine removal in Bellingham, WA or the surrounding area, give John’s Chem-Dry a call today!