Pets can be tough on carpets and furniture, causing stains, tears, and scratches. They can be caused by a number of things, including sweat, saliva, urine, and feces. And while it might not be noticeable to you, your guests might be able to smell it quite easily. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to get rid of pet odour, including using special cleaners, air fresheners, and even home remedies.
Here are some tips to remember when removing pet stains and odour from your carpets.
1) Rinse Carpet with Cool Water
If you find a dried pee pool or stain, there are some things you can do to try to get rid of the scent. You may have to try a few things before you find something that works, and some stains may be more difficult to remove than others.
If the stain is fresh, it’s best to rinse it with cool water right away. This will help to remove as much of the odour-causing substance as possible.
2) Soak Up Dog Urine with Paper
If the stain has already dried, you can still try to remove it by soaking it up with paper towels. Use a lot of paper towels and soak up as much of the urine as possible.
Cover the soiled area with a thick layer of paper towels. Place a heavy layer of newspaper over the paper towels. For quicker absorption, stand on the paper or simply leave it alone until most of the urine has been absorbed.
3) Use Vinegar and Water Mix
If possible, spread a thick layer of paper towels. Put a heavy layer of newspaper over that. To help the paper absorb the urine more quickly, you can stand on it for a while.
Next, mix 3 parts water to 1 part vinegar.. Apply the mixture to the stain and push the solution into the backing and underpad and leave it for a few minutes.
Blot the area to absorb up as much of the liquid as possible it dry and then spread a thick layer of paper towels followed by a heavy layer of newspaper over the area and add a weighted object on top to help the paper absorb the diluted urine and vinegar solution. Leave this for a day before lifting up the damp papers. Let the area air dry.
4) Take Precautionary Steps
While professional pet odour removal is a necessary last resort for carpets and furniture, several prevention techniques can help reduce the frequency of carpet and upholstery cleanings.
Vacuuming pet hair and dander frequently is key to keeping your home smelling fresh, no matter how much your cat or dog sheds. You should also clean up any accidents your pet has right away and clean your furniture and carpets regularly. Use the DIY tips above for pet odour and stain removal for the initial cleanup of carpeting and upholstery.
It’s important to bathe your dogs regularly, not just for the sake of your home but for their own health and happiness. This is especially true for elderly or sick dogs and cats.
5) Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaner
In the end, the best way to reduce the chances of having to call in a professional pet odour removal company is to have your carpets and upholstery cleaned regularly.
Carpet cleaning is a great way to remove pet hair, dander and odours from your home. Some professional carpet cleaners have proven and guaranteed treatments and services to remove even the most difficult pet stains and odours.
There are a few different ways that you can go about cleaning pet odour from your carpets. You can use store-bought cleaners, or you can make your own cleaners using natural ingredients. Whichever method you choose, make sure to thoroughly vacuum and clean the affected area to remove as much of the odour as possible.
All Star Chem-Dry can help you take care of pet odour as much as possible in your Toronto, Etobicoke and Richmond Hill area home. We are one of the best carpet cleaning companies, in the area and are well-versed in clearing out pet-related stains and odours from your carpet. Get in touch with us today to learn more.