For pet owners, pets are considered a part of the family and that they are also an adorable addition to the family – playing with the kids and rolling around your carpets or letting them sleep on your bed. But other than being lovely playmates for the kids, they can also wander around the house leaving you with “surprises”. Luckily, some pet stains are easy to remove if you know how to properly do so. In this article, here are the best ways to clean up after the mess your pets made and tips in removing pet stains.
If your pet peed on your carpets, always (always) treat it immediately. A tip on the proper way of carpet cleaning in Adelaide is that you place a large cloth under the stained carpet. Then, with an absorbable clean dry cloth, try to soak up as much liquid as possible on the top of the stained area. Push the cloth gently to soak up the urine. The towel placed under the carpet will prevent the urine to spread out. Make sure to use small dry cloths every time you try to soak up the liquid so you are not re-wetting the whole stained area. Once the excess liquid is removed, soak the whole area with white-distilled vinegar and leave it to dry.
If there are solids, remove them immediately so the carpet or material won’t soak more. For this stain, it is best to apply a mixture of baking soda and white distilled vinegar. Pour generously until it overlaps and cover the whole stain. Baking soda is a useful solution in absorbing moisture and odor from the stained area. Scrub the area gently with the baking soda and vinegar solution. This solution will bleach the stained area at some extent especially if there’s also urine stain, depending on the material and the type of carpet.
There are multiple ways to remove vomit from your carpets. But one of the most common ways to get rid of these stains is using Hydrogen Peroxide. But first, you will need to scrape off the excess vomit and remove the slime. And if there are any solids, get rid of them as well. Pour the Hydrogen Peroxide directly unto the vomit stained area. It usually bubbles when the solution comes in contact with the vomit as it cleans the stain.
Other cleaning solution for this kind of stain is using mild soap (dishwashing liquid or a regular hand soap) and mix it with warm water then very gently rub into the stain. This, of course, needs to be rinsed thoroughly so as not to leave any soap residue.
For dried vomit stain, you need to vacuum the stained area to remove any excess solids from the vomit. Pour warm water over the dried vomit. When the area is properly soaked in warm water, apply any of the cleaning solutions mentioned above. Either use mild soap solution or pour some Hyrdrogen Peroxide over the affected area.
These are just some of the easiest ways you can do yourself in cleaning those pet stains left by your adorably naughty pets. As much as we love our dogs and cats, it is also better if we can discipline them where they can do their “business”. But if it can’t be helped and they leave their “accidents” on a much-loved carpet, you can put these easy cleaning solutions to good use and remove those nasty stains.