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How to Remove Dog Poop from Carpet

 

As a carpet cleaning professional we receive many calls a week from customers who are going through new puppy training or some other type of accident such as the family pet getting sick. Most often in these cases it is possible for the homeowner to clean the area without having to call in the professionals.

Here are a few tips on what to do.

 

1.  If the feces is solid, remove as much as possible with rubber gloves and toilet paper and flush it down the toilet or place it in a trash bag, flushing is more eco-friendly ! laughing

If loose use a shop vac to extract as much of the waste out as possible always working upward.

It is very important during this step to not allow the feces to go down further into the carpet backing.

If you do not have a shop vac then allow the area to dry and loosen it later with a fork, spatula, or similar tool.  

You can place a bowl over the area to keep the odor from stinking up the room.

 

2.  After removing as much of the feces from the area as possible apply a pet cleaning agent to the stained area. Be sure you mist the surface only, do not over saturate.

You can purchase a pet stain remover at your local pet store and keep it handy for these special occasions.

These cleaning products are made to break down pet urine and feces and will help eliminate the odor and bacteria from the carpet.

 

Note:  Do not use soap and water! Most of the information found online suggests using household cleaning detergents and flooding the area; this will only make your problem worse.

 

3. Using a carpet shampooer such as a Rug doctor or Bissell home shampooer extract the area thoroughly.

If you do not have this type of system you can blot the area in a circular motion using a wet teri-cloth towel along with your pet cleaning agent.

You may have to repeat the blotting process several times rinsing the towel between cleanings to get the stain out. 

It is well worth repeating; Do not over saturate the carpet, simply mist and blot. This will take longer but will save you from creating a bigger mess.

Saturating the area will cause the dog feces to become liquid and will then soak into the carpet’s backing. The stain will then get trapped on the back side of the carpet and will keep coming back after the carpet dries.

 

4.  If the stain does not come out completely, you can use the trick the professionals use by performing a heat transfer, just following this link

 

5. The pet product you use should take care of the odor but If after the carpet dries there is still an odor, sprinkle carpet fresh on the area and vacuum.

 

These steps will take care of the majority of problems you will face from pet feces accidents but if the stain persists or the odor is not removed be sure to call your local carpet cleaning professional. 

 

 

Carpet Renovations, Inc. | Carpet Cleaning Service  |  11672 E 51st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146  | (918) 437-1956  |  Website: www.carpetrenovations.com

 

 

 

 

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Room Deodorizers – Are They a Good Thing?

As an owner of a professional carpet cleaning company here in Tulsa, Oklahoma we are in many residential homes through out the day after receiving calls from a concerned homeowner who's family dog or cat has been urinating on the carpet. One of the most common occurrences we encounter is the use of room deodorizers in one form or another. Often times I will leave from a home and still smell the scent that gets trapped in my sinuses for hours. Yes, room deodorizers leave a pleasant smell and aroma in the air but exactly what is in them and what are we breathing, are they safe?

So that leads to the question; Room deodorizers - are they a good thing?

According to the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) in their publication, Protect Your Family from the Hidden Hazards in Air Fresheners  many of these products contain phthalates (pronounced thal-ates)—hazardous chemicals known to cause hormonal abnormalities, birth defects, and reproductive problems. NRDC’s independent testing of 14 common air fresheners, none of which listed phthalates as an ingredient, uncovered these chemicals in 86 percent (12 of 14) of the products tested, including those advertised as “allnatural” or “unscented.” 

They go on to say; There is a clear need for closer monitoring of the types of chemicals manufacturers are allowed to put into air fresheners—and for consumers to be provided with better information about what is in the products they do purchase. 

Not all room deodorizers are bad, but you should try to be more informed about the products you buy. There are several natural air deodorizers on the shelves today that are not harmful. 

More consumers are leaning toward natural living after experiencing health issues or loss of a family member leading them to educate themselves in a cleaner healthier life style. Many who have become aware of the dangers of chemicals and toxic additives that are not being regulated by the production companies are now turning to more natural alternatives such as the use of an essential oil diffuser or residential ozone machine to help eliminate odors in their homes. These alternative choices not only leave the air smelling clean and fresh but also have many health benefits as well.

If you own an indoor pet and you are dealing with odor in your home you will want to know that pet urine after 72 hours goes through a chemical process and eventually turns into a gas which is what you are smelling after these toxins reach the air and enter into your breathing zone. Not only does this bacteria produce a bad odor that permeates  through out the rest of your home but it is potentially dangerous for your health as well. Masking the odor with an air freshener is only masking the problem and can possibly be adding to the dangers of breathing in particles that are not safe for you or your family. 

When it comes to pet urine odor and bacteria in your carpet or upholstery you will want to call in a professional who deals with those kinds of situations on a regular basis. Carpet Renovations is one such company that you can confide in that has the experience and know how, using pet urine neutralizers, low pH rinsing solutions, truck mounted steam carpet extraction systems, and pet urine enzymes. Carpet Renovations has over 30 years experience with the latest developments on pet odor removal and will put their know how to work for you, leaving you with a cleaner healthier home. 

Carpet Renovations, Inc. | Carpet Cleaning Service  |  11672 E 51st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146  | (918) 437-1956  |  Website: www.carpetrenovations.com

 

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Cat Spray – Carpeting’s Worst Enemy


For male cats, spraying is a communicative behavior, and they have several reasons they may be communicating. For a homeowner, it is the worst thing to have your carpet and furniture sprayed by male cat urine. It is a pungent odor that stains whatever is sprayed. Carpet and furniture cleaning are two reasons people call us at Carpet Renovations, but cat spraying can be stopped, and we’re going to offer some suggestions for that:

A Few Simple Tips

Don’t bother scolding your cat for spraying. They won’t respond like your dog does. In fact, it causes them more stress and they spray more. Be sure to give your cat a lot of attention, especially if you have more than one. They are a territorial creature and get jealous easily.

Being informed is the Most Helpful Tool

Spraying and urinating are two different things. Learn the difference between the two so you can tell if your cat is communicating or simply urinating. If they are urinating outside their litter box, it can be indicating a medical issue. Spraying will leave less behind than urinating, and your cat will back up against the item they are territorial marking.

Male cats that have not been neutered are more likely to spray than neutered cats, and it is more prone to happen during the mating season. Once you know why a male cat is spraying, you can determine ways to eliminate.

If there is anything new in the house like a baby or another pet, or your cat is stressed for other reasons, they will spray. Keeping the household routine the same is the biggest help in getting you male cat not to spray your carpet or furniture.

Give your male cat places to perch up high so they can be above everything. Keep their feeding schedule on time at the same time every day. Set up more litter boxes and keep them scooped out daily. When they do spray the furniture or carpet, clean it immediately so it won’t keep drawing them back to do it again. Using a mixture of half vinegar and half water is a great solution for eliminating cat urine odor.

Keep a regular schedule of professional carpet and furniture cleaning. Instead of twice a year, as recommended for most households, you may want to look at a quarterly schedule. Keep a watch on Carpet Renovation’s website for coupons and specials!

Carpet Renovations, Inc. | Pet Odor Removal Service  |  11672 E 51st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146  | (918) 437-1956  |  Website: www.carpetrenovations.com

 

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How effective is a Doggy Door?

One of the biggest complaints we hear from customers about why they want their carpets cleaned is because their dog uses the potty all over the house. This not only can cause staining, but the odor soaks into the carpet fibers and the padding.

Housebreaking a dog is easy! If you’re lucky, that is. Most of the time, housebreaking a dog is somewhat of a challenge. There are many ‘tried and true’ approaches, but anyone that has had several dogs will tell you that the same routine doesn’t always work for every dog. One thing that most people who have one will tell you is, it is great to have is a doggy door.

Most of the time, most dogs love going outside, and that makes housebreaking a breeze. Using a doggy door comes naturally to many dogs. For others, they seem to be afraid of it and then there are some that just don’t understand what it is. So, before it becomes a help, you may need to help them out a little bit.

A Few Tips on teaching how to use the Doggy Door

First of all, don’t make them afraid of the door and forcing them in and out of the door, aka shoving them through it will do that. Coax your fur baby with praise and reward them a treat when they go through the door.

Next, don’t make training sessions any longer than 10 to 15 minutes at a time. Start by holding the flap up totally at first for your dog and open it less and less, little by little. This will teach them to start pushing it open to get to the treat. Most, if not all doggy doors, come with magnets to hold them shut. You can remove the magnet to make it easier to push the flap open.

Another approach is to take the flap off temporarily and let your fur baby get accustomed to going in and out the opening for a bit. If you have an electronic pet door that sounds when activated, you can disable the electronics until your dog gets used to the door.

If you have more than one dog, when one gets used to using the doggy door, the others will often follow suit. Don’t get the smallest size you can find, you want it large enough so your dog can get in and out easily. If you have a puppy, keep in mind they do grow!

So if your dog has been having more accidents in the house and you haven't tried installing a doggy door yet, this just may be your answer to resolving the problem completely. Remember if he can let himself out when he needs to go it only figures he would have a lot fewer accidents in the house. 

Carpet Renovations, Inc. | Pet Odor Removal Service  |  11672 E 51st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146  | (918) 437-1956  |  Website: www.carpetrenovations.com

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