Remedy pet stains like a professional
When the little guy makes a mess on the carpet, most people make the mistake of reaching for a paper towel or dry cloth. This will actually press the stain down into the padding and sub floor, which will cause the area to leave a lingering smell that can permeate throughout the room.
It is important to understand that spot remover is made to remove the left over remnants of the stain, it's not designed to evaporate urine. So what do you do to remove the urine before using spot remover?
Use a wet vacuum or a shop vacuum to remove most of the wet urine as soon as you find it. Shop Vacs and Wet Vacs are available in just about any department store. Extracting the stain with a shop vacuum will allow you to remove a large portion of urine from your carpet or rug without making the stain worse or damaging the fibers. Now it's time to use your favorite spot remover to treat the remaining urine left in your carpet. Just apply the spot remover and extract again using your shop vac/wet vac. If the stain remains, try a different spot remover.
An Important Note Regarding Spot Cleaners:
There are a variety of spot-removing products, all claiming to be the best. Companies often advertise their product will work on any type of stain. This is simply not true. You may be able to find a spot cleaner that works well with Kool-Aid and urine stains, but will not work on tough grease stains and everyday traffic soils because it is lacking the key ingredients to emulsify those substances. We know it can be overwhelming to take in and sift through all the different spot removing products but this is an important factor to keep in mind when battling with those tough carpet stains. We recommend a hydrogen peroxide-based formula such as Proxi "Spray and Walk Away" for any organic stains, including pet stains.
1. Reduce permanent stains. Urine and vomit stains are acidic. They can and often do cause permanent damage if nothing is done quick enough.
2. Your home will smell better. No more nasty urine odors.
3. Your home will be healthier. Urine and vomit are bacteria-filled nightmares.