We love our furry family members—even when they leave stains and messes around the home. Accidents are an unavoidable occurrence and come with the territory of owning a pet. However,that doesn’t mean you need to settle on smelly carpets.
Keeping up with your pet’s messes may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be with the right pet urine removal treatment. Here are three of the most effective ways to get rid of pet odor and stains in your home.
#1 – Homemade Cleaning Solutions
Some pet owners prefer to make their own cleaning solutions because it is a convenient and cost-effective option. Most DIY cleaners are generally effective at getting rid of surface stains.
When using one of the recipes below, be sure to test a small area of your carpet first to make sure the fibers don’t become discolored. Only use a small amount of solution to avoid oversaturating and don’t scrub too hard!
Baking Soda and Vinegar
Cover the stain with vinegar and sprinkle baking soda on top. Place a small towel over the stain, wait about a day, and then scoop up the remaining baking soda. Finish by rinsing the area with cool water and blotting dry.
In a spray bottle, combine ¼ teaspoon dishwashing detergent (not dish soap or laundry detergent) with 1 cup of warm water. Spray on the stain and repeat as needed. Towel dry.
Rinse the stained area with a combination of 2 tablespoons ammonia and 1 cup water. Repeat as needed and towel dry when finished.
In a spray bottle, combine 4 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide, 2 tablespoons warm water, and a few drops of dish soap. Spray on the stain, let it sit for 10 minutes, then repeat as necessary. Rinse the area and towel dry when the stain is gone.
#2 – Try a Store Bought Stain Remover
Start by blotting up as much of the stain as possible. Then apply a cleaner like Resolve, Spot Shot, or OxiClean. Rinse to remove any remaining residue and towel try.
As always, remember to only use a small amount of cleaner at a time and repeat rather than over-saturating the stain. Using too much soap or cleaner can leave behind a sticky residue that quickly attracts more dirt and stains to the area.
#3 – Professional Pet Odor Removal
Staying on top of pet stains and odors is an ongoing task and can be a lot of work to handle yourself. Plus, there’s a significant issue with the two solutions above: they only work to remove surface stains—not penetrating stains and odors.
When pets relieve themselves on carpet, the moisture seeps deep into the carpet, backing, padding, and even flooring beneath. When the urine dries, potent odor crystals are left behind and continue releasing odors into your home unless eliminated with a professional pet urine removal treatment.
Schedule pet urine removal treatment with the carpet cleaning professionals you can trust! Elite Green Team Chem-Dry’s proprietary method eliminates urine odor and stains at the source. We remove 98% of pet urine odors from your carpets.