If you have taken in a new puppy or have an older dog, then you know you will need to be ready to clean up its accidents. As much as we love our pets they do tend to have an accident inside our homes on occasion. When they do, it is important to clean up there messes quickly to prevent odors and stains from setting into the carpets. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry will walk you through the process of cleaning up after your pet when they have an accident.
Step 1. Pick Up Solid Pet Waste from Carpet
The first step is removing most of the mess. If you are cleaning up urine, use a dry cloth or paper towel to absorb the urine out of the carpet. Gently press the paper towel or cloth over the urine so as to soak it up. If you are removing feces, use a scraper or paper towel to move the majority of the waste.
Step 2. Treat Pet Urine & Poop Stains
Once most or the feces or urine been removed from the carpet, your next step is to clean the stain. To cleaning the stain you can use a commercial product or even white vinegar. Vinegar is a good household cleaner as it is a strong disinfectant. Apply the cleaner to the site of the accident, Afterward, use a dry cloth or paper to towel to blot at the stain. Avoid scrubbing at the stain as you may make the problem worse. When cleaning the stain do not forget to rinse the site with clean plain water. After cleaning the stain pour small amounts of water over the site and use a clean dry cloth to absorb the water out of the carpet. Do not over soak the carpet. Too much water can damage the carpet. Pat the carpet dry with a towel and use a fan to help speed up the drying process.
Step 3. What Neutralizes Pet Accident Odors?
Even if you do not smell anything your pet can. To prevent future accidents you will want to take steps in removing the odor from the previous accident. Apply baking soda to the site and leave it on the carpet for 24 hours. Make sure to cover the site with a thick layer of baking soda. Simply vacuum up the baking soda after the 24 hours are up.
Professional Carpet Cleaning Services
It can be difficult to remove pet stains and odor, especially if your pet is constantly having their accidents. To maintain clean carpets you should consider having the carpets professionally cleaned every three to six months. A professional uses powerful enzyme cleaners that can remove the odors and stains from your carpets. If left unchecked, your pet accidents can not only damage the carpet, but soak to the pad and into the sub-flooring. Once the sub-flooring has been soaked with urine, your pet will always be able to detect the odor and assume it is their potty spot. Make sure to have the carpet routinely deep cleaned to prevent odor and permanent damages to your carpets.