Pet Odor Removal

Pet Odor Removal

Remove Odor from Carpeting

If you have pets, a Spring carpet cleaning might be on your list as the winter weather starts to taper off.  Pet accidents can happen at any time, even with well-trained pets. Whether you got stuck in bad weather, traffic or simply didn’t get home in time to let them out – accidents happen.   In this post we will examine different methods for pet odor removal – (of course professional carpet cleaning is our choice recommendation).

Quick Action Pet Stains

Lets start with a few quick action steps you can take.  The following are a few options for pet odor removal:
  • baking soda
  • hot water
  • enzymatic cleaners
  • extractor or wet vac
  • carpet stain remover
  • professional carpet cleaning

Pet Odor Removal Makes Sense

Getting rid of pet odor is important, not just for your own comfort, but to keep the accidents from happening again. Pets are often drawn towards the smell of their own urine or defecation as a place to do it again. Even if you can’t smell it, traces of it might still be there to your pet. The first step to odor removal is to find the source, which is usually a stain. This isn’t always as easy as it sounds. If the accident goes undetected for some time, it can dry invisibly. The easiest way to do this is to get a black light. Use it with other lights off to find the soiled area and then mark it with something.

Care Options for Small Rugs

In the case of area rugs or other machine washable items, you can add a box of baking soda in with the detergent. Air dry the items after washing. You can also treat the area with enzymatic cleaner before washing it in the machine. A second wash may be necessary.

Odor and Stain Removal

For new carpet stains, the second step upon location is to soak it up thoroughly with paper towels and newspaper. Put pressure on the pile and when it soaks through, add more if the area is still damp. Rinse the area with water and then dry the area with more paper towels or a wet vac. Water is still the best way to remove pet stains and odors as sometimes chemicals complicate things. For tough stains, such as from feces or vomit, a good carpet stain remover may be useful.

Go with a Pro like Carpet Keepers

Often it is very difficult to remove odors and stains completely and that is where professional carpet cleaning comes in. Carpet Keepers serves homeowners with top quality carpet cleaning and excellent customer service. Carpet Keepers knows how upsetting pet odors and stains can be, so to help get your Spring carpet cleaning off on the right foot.  Call to schedule a consultation or cleaning today.
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