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.