Pets and carpets don’t mix well, but if you love your pet and you love your carpet, you make it work. Pet stains on carpeting can be a nightmare to clean, but if you know how to deal with them, you won’t need to choose between your carpet and your pet.
Below are a couple of easy carpet cleaning strategies to get pet stains out without much effort or stress.
How To Remove Dog Urine (And The Odor) From Your Carpet
If you have dogs, you know pee accidents happen. It’s all part of the game, but it doesn’t have to mean you’re stuck with the stain or the odor. Here’s what to do if your furbaby tinkles on the carpet.
1. Blot as much of the urine as possible from the carpet.
2. While the stain is still damp, spritz it with a solution of 2 cups vinegar, 2 cups water, and 4 tablespoons baking soda.
3. Let it sit for 5 minutes before blotting it up with a dry cloth.
4. Let it dry.
Clean Vomit Stains From Carpet
Vomit stains can be a real pain to get rid of, but the methods below should do the trick if one of your furry children upchucks on the carpet.
1. Remove the chunky mess quickly.
2. Use a paper towel to blot up as much moisture as possible.
3. Spray a solution of 2 cups water, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap, and ½ cup of vinegar onto the stain. Blot lightly with a clean cloth.
4. Repeat as necessary to remove the stain completely.
5 Rinse the area with a clean, damp cloth.
Alternately, you can use a solution of ½ cup hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap to remove vomit stains. Follow steps 1 & 2 above, sprinkle baking soda on the stain, then pour the peroxide solution over the baking soda. Rub the area gently with a clean cloth and let it sit for 10 minutes. Blot up the moisture with a dry towel and allow the area to dry before vacuuming.
While pets and carpeting usually don’t mix, you can have the best of both worlds if you know how to deal with pet stains when they happen. Follow the steps above to remove pet urine and vomit from carpeting in your home.