Having an indoor dog as a member of your family can bring with it a great deal of joy and also responsibility. Cleaning up after your pet can be a big responsibility, as they are an animal living in your home and may not be able to understand your expected household cleanliness rules. When your dog leaves their mark on your carpet, here are some tips to help you clean the spot and its smell from the carpet fibers and restore your carpet:
Cleaning Urine Spots
Whether your dog is still being house-trained, is sick, aging, or is marking their territory in your home, accidents are inevitable to happen in your home and on your carpeting. There are many recommended methods to clean up your carpet after a pet pee stain has occurred, and not all of them are equal. The best type of commercial-bought cleaner is one that contains enzymes that break down the protein-based molecules in the spot to eliminate the odors.
If you don't have access to an enzymatic cleaner, you can use some regular household products to clean the stain and remove the odors. It is best to clean up a urine stain as soon as possible and before it dries in your carpet. Once urine dries, its odors set into the carpet and can be more difficult to remove.
Place a towel or paper towels onto the stain and press down into the carpet using your body weight. Repeat this process until you have blotted up as much of the urine as possible.
Next, sprinkle baking soda onto the stain, covering the fibers. Mix up a spray bottle with half white vinegar and half water, then spray it onto the stain. Spray enough of the vinegar and water mixture to saturate the area. Let it sit for a few minutes, then use a clean towel to blot up the moisture from the cleaner. Allow the baking soda to dry, then vacuum it up along with the odors the baking soda has absorbed.
Vomit from dogs should also be cleaned from your carpeting as soon as possible to prevent its drying in the carpeting and setting the odors in the fibers. Use a plastic spatula or a butter knife to scrape up the vomit from the carpeting. Try not to rub it into the carpeting fibers, as this can make it more difficult to remove the stain and its odors.
Spray a laundry stain remover onto the stain and scrub it with a plastic scrub brush. Spray the area with some water in a spray bottle, then blot up the moisture with a clean towel. Repeat this process until the odors and stain have been removed.
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