Pet Messes No More: How to Get Rid of Odors and Stubborn Stains

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It’s a joy to have a family pet in the home. But these furry family members can cause messes and odors that need to be cleaned up. If you find a not-so-pleasant surprise on the carpet, then it’s important to take care of the accident as soon as possible.

Timing Matters for Pet Accidents

The longer you wait, the more persistent the stain and lingering odors can be. The proteins have time to settle into the carpet fibers and become more stubborn to remove. So, it’s essential that you stop what you are doing and address the mess immediately.

Here is the best approach for a fresh pet mess:

  • Blot (Don’t Rub): Use paper towels or clean, absorbent cloths to blot up the liquid as much as possible. Don’t rub, because the back-and-forth movement can push the stain deeper into the carpet.
  • Odor Neutralization: You will need some type of product that can help to neutralize the proteins to prevent long-lasting odors. A combination of equal amounts of water and white vinegar can do the trick. Simply spray it on the stain after blotting the mess.

Getting Rid of Stubborn Stains

Different carpet cleaning strategies need to be used if you have lingering smells or stains that have set in. Here is what we recommend:

  • Enzymatic Cleaners: These special carpet cleaning products are the secret weapon. They have ingredients that target and break down the proteins that cause odors. Find a product that is designed for pet messes specifically.
  • DIY Ingredients: Typical ingredients that you have around the house can be effective. Sprinkle baking soda on the stain and pour hydrogen peroxide on top. Make sure to always test a hidden area of the carpet first to ensure the fibers are colorfast.

Best Results: Professional Stain Removal Services

The simplest and most effective way to remove pet stains and smells is by bringing in the experts. Not only can we pull up the stains, but we offer full-service carpet cleaning solutions for your home. Reach out to our pro team at Home Perfect Carpet and Tile Cleaning. Scott Peterson is here to assist, offering the residential carpet cleaning solutions you need for your home: (951) 303-1333.