3 Ways To Get Rid Of Pet Stains And Odors On Carpet
Do you love your pet but feel tired of trying to remove their stains and odors from your carpet?
Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here are the 3 most effective pet urine and odor removal methods you should try.
#1 – Make a homemade cleaning solution
Making a simple cleaning solution can save you money and is generally effective at removing surface stains.
Here are a few of our favorite recipes. Just be sure to test a small area of your carpet first, and gently blot away as much of the stain as you can with a towel prior to depositing one of these solutions.
- Put vinegar on the stain then sprinkle baking soda on top. Let it sit for 1-2 days, vacuum, pat with a wet rag, then vacuum again.
- Mix a quarter teaspoon of dishwashing detergent with 1 cup of warm water. Spray the solution on the stain, then towel dry and vacuum.
- Mix 2 tablespoons ammonia with 1 cup of water. Rinse over the stain, dry with a towel, and vacuum.
- Mix 4 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide with 2 tablespoons of warm water and a couple drops of dish soap. Spray on the stain, rinse, and vacuum.
#2 – Use a store-bought carpet stain remover
There are several effective specialty stain removes you can purchase in stores if you don’t feel like making your own solution.
Try OxiClean, Resolve, or Spot Shot on the stain. Make sure to look for formulas that are non-toxic and safe for pets. Use a little bit of cleaner at a time so your carpet doesn’t get too saturated with dirt-attracting, soapy residue.
#3 – Schedule a professional pet urine and odor removal treatment
While the solutions above can be helpful, there’s one problem: spot cleaning and do-it-yourself treatments only remove surface stains.
Pet urine seeps deep into carpet fibers and leaves behind potent, odor-filled crystals when it dries. This means that even when your carpet appears to be clean, it’s likely saturated with bacteria and nasty odors that only professional cleaning treatments can remove.
To keep odors and stains under control, you should schedule a professional pet urine and odor removal treatment at least once each year.