How to Remove Pet Stains from Carpet

Windham, NH Puppy Owners Seek Help

When treated quickly, pet stains can be removed entirely from carpet.  By addressing it immediately, you can prevent odors from being absorbed into the carpet fibers as well.  Place several paper towels over the accident and allow them to absorb the moisture.  Push on the towels firmly.  Mix a concoction of two cups vinegar, two cups warm water and four tablespoons of baking soda.  Spray the area lightly with this mixture and allow it to sit for five to ten minutes.  Then blot with a soft, dry cloth.

A family in Windham had just added a puppy to their family.  In the throws of potty training, they sought the advice of Cardoza Flooring on how to keep their carpets stain and odor free.

Address the Accident Immediately

Any accident on your carpet should be addressed immediately.  Use a rag or paper towel to soak up as much of the moisture as possible.  While your instinct may be to rub at the stain, blot the area only.  Rubbing can cause the stain to embed into the carpet fibers, causing lasting damage.  Overloading the stained carpet with cleaners can do more damage than good, as cleaner residue can be left behind.  It is better to use a small amount of cleaner, spritzing rather than pouring it on the stained area.

For Soaked in Stains

In an ideal world, you will clean up any pet accidents as soon as they happen.  However, accidents do not always happen when you are watching or even when you are at home.  For older stains, the concern will not only be the discoloration but also the odor.  Mixing the vinegar, warm water and baking soda solution, spray this onto the carpet until it is thoroughly wet.  You can then go through the process of removing the stain and odor as you would with a fresh accident.

The family in Windham, while trying to be diligent about the puppy’s needs, has already had to utilize these tricks for removing accidents from their carpet.