I’m aware of the degree of importance that your pet has to you and your family members. This is the number one reason why you are left being so frustrated after the odor of pet accidents fill your entire living room. “What’s that smell?”, you may ask. Well, that’s the scent of Spot’s doings on your beloved carpet.
These odors become engraved in your carpet after a while and make it very difficult to remove. This is so because animals are often attracted by their own “bodily emissions”. Therefore, they will return to the same area to commit the same crime!
Now, I have a few tips that can help to solve this issue. Be still and know that these accidents will no longer occur or occur less frequently if you carefully follow these guidelines. Here I go!
Locating the stained area is the first thing to do. If you have a urine detector/black light, you could use it to find areas where urine is. This way, you’ll know exactly where staining may occur and where the odor is coming from. Use a piece of chalk to lightly mark the area(s).
If you don’t have one, you can always sniff out those areas. Sounds a bit weird but yes, it really helps. After that, you can jump right into cleaning. Stay with me as I explain my cleaning routine.
Put a mixture together with white vinegar and water in about a quarter of a container. A 3:1 ratio of water to vinegar is best. Simply pour it in a generous manner over the urine spot. It saturates the urine and lets it soak in. Next, you should get a towel and start blotting. Don’t rub! Get more dry towels or blotting paper and repeat the process several times until you don’t get any more transfer of the urine into the towel.
Furthermore, you can fold the towel, place it in the area and put something heavy on it and let it sit overnight. This way, any more moisture that is left over will be transferred to the towel.
If there are stains that have already been there for a long time, you may rent a wet vacuum cleaner or an extractor. How this works is that the water from the carpet is soaked up into the machine and is replaced by fresh water. The fresh water goes through the carpet and the dirty water is collected by the machine. Awesome method, don’t you think?
You can even use a high-performance neutralizer to dampen the pet odor. Ensure that you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines or you may end up ruining your carpet.
A pet can be a great thing to have in your home. But this has its downfalls. Your carpets are also very important additions but being able to keep them cleaning and away from pet stains is another story. However, there are many ways that you can accomplish this.