If pet accidents have got you down, you’re not alone. Many pet owners have a tough time keeping up with stain and odor removal and struggle to find a permanent solution for these woes.
Here are 3 ways you can keep pet stains and odors under control—leaving more quality time for you to spend with your beloved fur baby.
#1 – Try a homemade cleaning solution
Homemade cleaning solutions can be cost effective and generally work well at removing surface stains.
Gently blot away as much of the stain as you can, then use a small amount of one of these solutions:
- Put vinegar on the stain then sprinkle with baking soda. Wait 1-2 days, then rinse and vacuum.
- Combine ¼ teaspoon dishwashing detergent with 1 cup warm water in a spray bottle. Spray on stain, repeat if necessary, and towel dry.
- Mix 2 tablespoons ammonia with 1 cup of water. Rinse the stained area. Repeat as needed, then towel dry.
- In a spray bottle, mix 4 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide with 2 tablespoons warm water and a couple drops of dish soap. Spray on the stain, let sit for 10 minutes, and repeat as needed. Rinse and towel dry the area.
#2 – Use a store bought cleaner
There are several carpet cleaning solutions you can purchase in store that work well—like Resolve, OxiClean, or Spot Shot. Just make sure not to use too much cleaner as this can leave behind dirt-attracting residue on your carpet fibers, and be sure to choose a non-toxic, pet friendly formula.
#3 – Schedule a professional pet urine and odor removal treatment
While the methods above may work in the short-term, there’s one blaring problem: spot cleaning only removes surface stains—not deep stains and odors.
Pet urine quickly soaks deep into carpet fibers and the padding and flooring beneath. When the moisture dries, potent, odor-filled crystals are left behind and will continue releasing odors in your home unless treated properly.
Chem-Dry’s proprietary Pet Urine Removal Treatment breaks down these odor crystals and eliminates stains at the source. For a permanent solution for pet stains and odors, this is the clear choice.