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How To Remove Pet Stains From The Carpet?

Mar 14, 2024 | Stains Removal

For pet owners, stains left by their furry friend on the carpet are a common household challenge. Whether it’s a fresh accident or an already set-in stain, these unsightly marks can be a real headache to remove.

But worry not, as this blog post is your ultimate guide to tackling pet stains and restoring your carpet to its former glory. Here, we will embark on an expert-led step-by-step guide to banish pet stains from your carpets, leaving them clean, fresh, and pleasant.

A Comprehensive Step-By-Step Guide To Clean Pet Stains From Your Carpet

⇒ Vacuum First

Vacuuming is more or less preparing the carpet for a thorough cleaning, so before directly applying the solutions, make sure you vacuum the carpet. Vacuuming picks up loose dirt and other debris from the surface that can otherwise stick or embed further deep in the fibres along with the solutions.

⇒ Start Applying The Solutions

To tackle pet stains from your carpet, all you need is three basic household ingredients in your hand. Check them out and learn how to apply them.

♦ Vinegar

Vinegar’s mild acidity can help loosen and break down stains. This is particularly helpful for an organic matter like pet accidents that can cling to carpet fibres.

So mix 50% vinegar and 50% lukewarm water in a spray bottle, shake the solution well, and spray it onto the stained area of your carpet. Now, work the solution thoroughly using a soft-bristle brush. (You can also use an old toothbrush if only the stained area is comparatively small).

Lastly, rinse the area with cold water and blot it dry using a clean cloth or paper towel.

♦ Hydrogen Peroxide And Baking Soda

In addition to vinegar, you can also try a mixture or paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Hydrogen peroxide acts as a mild breaching agent, helping break down stains caused by pet accidents, while baking soda absorbs odours trapped in the carpet fibres, leaving your home smelling fresh.

So first of all, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the stained area of the carpet. Then, mix ½ cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with 2 cups of water in an empty spray bottle.

Give the mixture a good shake and spray it over the baking soda, ensuring you saturate the area well but not too much. Now again, grab your soft bristle brush and work the solution into the carpet before leaving it to dry for an hour or two. Once it’s dry, vacuum the carpet and finish the job.

Note: Always test hydrogen peroxide in a hidden part of your carpet first to ensure it does not affect the fibres by discolouring them or any other way. Prior testing of the solution yields positive results and helps protect your carpet in the long run.

♦ Enzymatic Cleaners

Apart from homemade ingredients, you can also try using good-quality enzymatic cleaners like Enzyme Drain Cleaner – Destroy II or Bio Blue Enzyme Cleaner, which targets organic materials like pet urine.

Enzymatic cleaners contain enzymes ( a biological catalyst and a protein as well) that specifically target organic materials like pet urine. These enzymes break down the stain molecules into smaller, easily removable components.

Read the instruction label on the product label and apply it generously to the affected area, ensuring it soaks through the carpet fibres and reaches the source of the stain. After that, allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes or the allotted time mentioned on the label before blotting it up using a clean, absorbent cloth.

⇒ Let The Carpet Dry Properly

After applying the solutions, let the carpet dry thoroughly to prevent further problems like mould growth. For proper drying, ensure good air circulation in the area. You can use fans, open windows (weather permitting), or even rent a carpet dryer to speed up the process.

Final Words

Pet stains on the carpet are a common mishap. To remove them, you must know the methods and appropriate solutions required for such a purpose. This blog gave you a brief description of such knowledge, with the help of which you can effectively tackle the pet stains from your carpet.