Pet stain removal does not have to be overwhelmingly complicated, here you will find out several homemade methods that you can try out and use to successfully remove those ground in pet odors and stains and you will also find tips that you can follow for best success. These ideas are meant to be used for your carpet and or other washable fabrics.
Pet Stain Removal: Tip 1
Keeping those stains and odors from locking into your carpet fibers or other fabric materials can in large part have to do with timing. Clean up the pet accident as soon as you notice it ÃÂ¢Ã¢ÂÂ¬" best results occur when these are caught and tended to right away.
For feces clean up try and remove the bulk of the mess immediately. Avoid using pressure which can grind the matter into your carpet/fabrics.
For urine removal immediately blot up all liquid using a clean cloth or paper towels. Avoid using colored cloths which can bleed into your carpets/fabrics and cause a more difficult stain.
Try to remove all of the feces and or urine then promptly move on to whichever cleaning method you want to use to remove pet stains.
Pet Stain Removal: Tip 2
To avoid damage to your fabrics or carpet always do a pretest in an inconspicuous area. Some carpets can become faded and or discolored by some cleaning methods, ingredients and or products.
Pet Stain Removal: Tip 3
Never over saturate the stained area when you are cleaning it especially on carpeting. This can cause the dirt buried below the surface of your carpet and out of sight to resurface causing a less treatable more unsightly stain.
Pet Stain Removal: Prevention
Try and remember to take your pets out regularly to prevent accidents on your flooring and furniture. If your pet is a cat that utilizes a cat box be sure to keep it clean and accessible at all times to prevent mishaps. Also remember if your pet keeps using one or two areas as their bathroom keep something such as puppy pads down and try spraying the carpet with a pet deterrent such as those that can be found at your local pet supply store.
Pet Stain Removal: Method 1
In a bowl mix together 1 cup of slightly warm water along with ÃÂ 1/2 Tsp. of liquid laundry detergent (preferably detergent that is known for its stain removal and colorfast qualities).
Using a dampened sponge blot the cleaning mixture onto the pet stain until it is thoroughly saturated but not soaked. Let the solution sit on the stain for a minute or two.
Using clean white cloths or paper towels blot up all of the cleaning solution. If the rags or paper towels are still coming up soiled then repeat the application and blotting procedure using clean sponges, rags/paper towels until no more pet soil comes up when blotting the stain.
Pet Stain Removal: Method 2
When using this method to remove pet stains I like to first use method one then follow up with this step as it is more often successful in removing pet odors.
In a glass or plastic bowl mix 1 Part Vinegar either white or apple cider to 2 parts cool or lukewarm water.
Blot the solution onto the pet stain until saturated through.
Place a couple of clean white rags or paper towels doubled over the carpet stain and place direct pressure onto the rags for several minutes (this can be done using a clean foot, palms of your hands or using any heavy object that wonÃÂ¢Ã¢ÂÂ¬Ã¢ÂÂ¢t transfer color).
Replace with clean rags and repeat applying pressure until surface is no longer ÃÂ¢Ã¢ÂÂ¬Ã ÂwetÃÂ¢Ã¢ÂÂ¬ Â it will still be slightly damp. If the stain is still evident repeat this process until gone.
Pet Stain Removal: Method 3
Walk into the bathroom and grab that old can of white shaving cream that most of us have lying around.
Spray a slightly thick coating of shaving cream over the entire surface of the pet stain that you are trying to remove.
Using a folded paper towel apply just a slight amount of pressure ÃÂ¢Ã¢ÂÂ¬" just so the foam will go just slightly below the surface but you do NOT want to press it deep into the carpet or fabric (you should not end up with a thin layer of cream after doing this it should still be thick ÃÂ¢Ã¢ÂÂ¬" that is how lightly you should be pressing).
Allow the solution to rest there for 7 to 10 minutes, undisturbed. Then using a clean white rag or short bristled scrub brush thoroughly scrub the area using straight or circular scrub strokesÃÂ¢Ã¢ÂÂ¬" starting from the outside of the stain and ending in the center, do this all the way around it.
To remove any excess dampness and soil blot up as usual with a dry clean cloth or paper-towels.
Pet stain removal, as with removing most other stains, can typically be accomplished fairly easily by using the right cleaning method. However, you need to note that not all cleaning methods will successfully remove the stains because there are other extenuating factors that may come into play and make your ability to remove pet stains more difficult. Some factors that should be noted are: type of fabric or material, color of fabric and or material, colorfastness of materials, location, cleaning method and materials, timeliness of clean up and also whether or not it is an area that is repeatedly exposed to soils.
Above you have learned a few homemade methods that you can try to remove pet stains and odor, you also discovered a few tips on how to prevent pet accidents as well as how to achieve removal more successfully. However, if you feel that you want to try something a little stronger or possibly not homemade then here are a few products that you may also be interested in giving a try that claim to work fast and appear to be convenient as well: Hoover AH30000 Platinum Collection Pet Plus 18-Ounce Aerosol Can of Instant Stain Remover and Hoover 40328015 Pet-Stain-and-Odor-Removal Wipes
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