We all love having pets. Those little bundles of joy make your days better after a long day, showering you with their love – or their amazing ability to make you laugh.
Unfortunately, carpets and pets don’t always get along. So instead of coming home to hugs and kisses, you come home with vomit on the bedroom carpet, urine in the living room, and a smell strong enough to put down an elephant.
Lucky for them, just one look at their adorable eyes will be enough into tricking you not to send them to the pound. Which leaves you with the question: how do you clean that up?
Getting Rid of Liquid Stains
Ideally, you should teach your pets how to pee outdoors – or at least in the litter box. But sometimes, accidents happen. You may not have gotten home early enough to walk your dog. Or you didn’t get to clean the litter box, for which reason your cat decided to pee on the carpet as a form of revenge.
If that happens, it should not be a chore to get rid of the “accident.” Fresh stains are the easiest to treat; all you will need is an old rag or a paper towel to absorb as much of that urine as possible. Don’t scrub it; instead, apply gentle pressure until it’s absorbed.
After that, you should use a rejuvenating shampoo to take out the smell. Perhaps use this resource to find a top carpet cleaner for pet stains, choosing the one that will fit your budget the most.
You may also want to leave that shampoo to penetrate the surface for about 15 minutes. If it still smells after you rinse it, then you might want to repeat the process.
The Solid Mess
Pee is one thing; however, coming home to a massive pile of poop and vomit is a completely different story. It stinks – literally. But with some forgiveness and patience, you can still bring things back to the way they were.
Firth things first, you have to be brave enough to pick up the bulk of the problem. Use some gloves, paper towels, plastic bags – and preferably, hold your breath as you dispose of it.
After that, grab a stain remover and apply it to the area. You may also make your own spray from baking soda, vinegar, and water; it will work well to remove the odor. Bear in mind that for the stain to be completely removed, you will have to leave it on for at least 10 minutes before sponging it off.
If the stain is old – or just stubborn – take some stain remover, apply it to the area, and then place a damp cloth which you leave overnight. In the morning, the stain should be gone.
If you are using the right technique and products, it should not be that difficult to take out a stain. Still, to prevent any more stinky circumstances, you may want to walk them or clean the litter box often – and not give them any reasons to think that your carpet or furniture is their own toilet.