For homeowners that have pets within their homes, at times they may have an accident or decide to be somewhat territorial. When your home is covered in pet stains and the odors are too much to bear, it is time to take steps. To reclaim your home from your pets messes you have three pet cleaning methods: one is using homemade remedies, two is using commercial products or three, seeking professional carpet cleaning treatments. American Hometown Services will share how each method works and how effective they are at removing pet stains and the odors.
Homemade Pet Odor Remover for Carpet
There are three home remedies that are considered most effective; one uses vinegar and baking soda, the other two use liquid dish soap and hydrogen peroxide. Homemade cleaning methods are a good solution for recent pet stains. If stains go unnoticed, often you will need a more aggressive method to clean pet stains.
Vinegar and Baking Soda Carpet Cleaner
When cleaning pet stains, cover the effective site with vinegar, followed by the baking soda. For best effect, cover the vinegar and baking soda with a cloth and leave it for 1 to 2 days. The baking soda will have dried out and then you can scoop it off the carpet. Rinse the site with cold water and blot the damp carpet with a dry cloth to absorb the moisture in the carpet.
Liquid Dish Soap Carpet Stain Remover
Another home remedy is using ¼ tsp of liquid dish soap in 1 cup of warm water. Put the mixture in a spray battle for proper application. Blot at the site and spray until the stain is gone. Use cold water to rinse the site. Make sure to remove all of the soap out of the carpet. Use a dry cloth to help dry the carpet.
Remove Old Pet Carpet Stains with Hydrogen Peroxide
When cleaning a pet stain, use 4 tbsp of hydrogen peroxide and 2 tbsp of water with a few drop of liquid dish soap mixed together in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the stains and then use a cloth to blot at the stain. Again rinse and dry the site.
Commercial Carpet Cleaner Solution for Pet Stains
If you find a homemade cleaning solution isn’t quite enough and want to turn to commercial grade cleaners, there are a few recommended choices. Some recommended commercial cleaners are Resolve, OxiClean, or Spot Shot. Follow manufacturer’s instruction and always rinse the site after cleaning. However, avoid using too much cleaner as they can make the carpet sticky.
Professional Carpet Cleaning Service
When the entire home smells like pet urine or is covered with spots and you find you need a lot of help reclaiming your carpet, seek out professional services. Professional carpet cleaning services know the best way to remove the pet stains and its odors. Professional carpet cleaning services have the right cleaning solutions and tools to remove the stains and to kill the bacteria that is in the carpet causing the odors.
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If you have pets that have taken over the carpet and you need help, contact American Hometown Services. We provide professional carpet cleaning and much more. Contact American Hometown Services and schedule our services today.