Your pets are a part of the family but they can do a number on your carpets. How to remove these pet stains quickly is something dog and cat owners should understand. Here’s how to clean some of the most common messes caused by animals.
Two Types of Pet Stains
Cleaning up urine as soon as it hits the floor while it is wet is the best way to tackle the stain. Once the order dries it will set into the carpet fibers. Place a towel or a couple of paper towels on the spot to absorb the urine. Stand on the towels so it pushes into the carpet and absorbs as much urine as possible. Next, mix up a solution of 2 cups of vinegar, 2 cups of warm water and 4 tablespoons of baking soda. Place the mixture into a spray bottle and spritz on the soiled area. Let it sit for 5 or 10 minutes. Blot with a soft cloth. This same mixture can be used on area rugs too.
The acid in vomit can stain a surface fast, so wipe it up as soon as you can. Use a dustpan or scraper to remove the larger chunks. Blot with a towel to clean up the moisture. Mix a solution of 2 cups of warm water, 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Dip a soft cloth or sponge into the mixture and apply to the soiled area. Blot lightly. You may need to do this a couple of times to remove a tough stain. When the stain is gone, remove cleaner by putting a cloth dipped in clean water on the area. Blot dry with a towel.
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