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Best TIPS on Removing Cat/Dog Urine (cheaply BUT effectively)

The first thing you will want to do is find yourself a good quality Ultra Violet Light. We recommend an easy to use UV flashlight, these are readily available online and my favorite thing is; no cumbersome cords to deal with.

Once you have obtained your UV light, turn off the lights and comb your home while marking each pet stain you find with a sticky note or something else such as blue painters tape, this way you can return to work on the spots one by one later. 

 Next thing is HOW to treat and sanitize these stains? Otherwise you’ll just see repeat offences in the very same spot if not eliminated correctly

Frustratingly for you, cats/dogs will continue to return to the “accident area” as long as they can smell their personal scent, even if you can’t smell a thing, they sure can. So, you must neutralize that odor, and failing to do so will render your re-training efforts useless. 

Cat/dog urine contains ammonia and proteins which bacteria will grow on. This is what causes the strong smell and the “attractive” scent to dogs/cats. Even if the stain has dried some time ago the smell will still linger but also serve to attract cats/dogs back. Following these tips will help you break this cycle and this little eco-system. It’s also worth noting that cleaning the area “thoroughly” using conventional methods like soap/detergent and water is usually not enough to remove traces of scent which although undetected by us, is certainly not by cats/dogs. This makes treating the stain to the point where you’re eliminating the traces of scent all the more critical. 

Remember, you can use these methods on BOTH wet and dry urine. Wet urine is fairly easy to spot, and remember that it won’t react to UV light. Dry urine on the other hand is almost invisible, and that’s where the UV flashlight comes into its own. In fact, it’s these dry stains that are usually the root cause to your particular problems. No matter how long they’ve been there for, a UV Light will show you each and every (dry) stain – new, old, or ancient.

 

 

#METHOD 1 

[NOTE: Always test on a small area and check to see if any discoloration occurs to your carpet, rug, furniture, etc. Bear in mind that sometimes cat/dog urine CAN in itself cause discoloration to certain materials, so check the stain and the surrounding areas before making the discoloration worse] 

Make up: 2 cups of white distilled vinegar, 2 cups of lukewarm water, 4 tablespoons of baking soda, and a spray bottle (optional)

(If stain is wet) Thoroughly blot up as much as possible. Fold up a rag or newspaper over it and place a heavy object on top. Stand on it if you have to. If the stain is dry leave this out

Mix 2 cups of white distilled vinegar with 2 cups of lukewarm water in a large bowl

Add 4 tablespoons of baking soda – it will fizz by the way!

Pour into a spray bottle and thoroughly spray the area. If you’re not using a spray bottle you can just pour over using the bowl

Let it sit for around 5-10 minutes, then gently rub and blot up with a soft cloth

FOR A DIRECT METHOD IF YOU’RE RUNNING OUT BAKING SODA:

After blotting any excess stain (wet), mix up the water and vinegar solution

Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the stained area

Pour the water and vinegar mix directly onto the baking soda. This will fizz and actively breakdown the stain

Blot and rub gently dry with a soft cloth after letting it sit for around 5-10 mins  

 

#METHOD 2 

[NOTE: Always test on a small area and check to see if any discoloration occurs to your carpet, rug, furniture, etc. Bear in mind that sometimes cat/dog urine CAN in itself cause discoloration to certain materials, so check the stain and the surrounding areas before making the discoloration worse] 

Get yourself: Paper towels or rags, cup of baking soda, half a cup 3% hydrogen peroxide, teaspoon of dish liquid, and a bowl

(This step is only if the stain is wet) Cover the stain with the paper towels or rags and place a heavy object on top. This so to absorb the excess liquid

Sprinkle a good handful of baking soda over the stain, or more as is necessary

Mix half a cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide and one teaspoon of dish liquid

Slowly pour this mixture over the stain and the baking soda

You will want to work this mixture into the carpet fibers with a cloth or carpet brush,

allow a dwell time of around 10-15 minutes,

then vacuum the area thoroughly.

If the stain or odor persist you will want to repeat these steps. 

And there you have it! These methods actually work.  If you get a chance please leave a comment below

And let us know how this worked for you. Also if you have any other tips or tricks on removing pet urine stains and odors please share with everyone in the comment section below!

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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. 

 

 

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