Remedy pet stains like a professional
Here's a trick that will save time and frustration for anyone with pets. Removing pet stains is pretty easy and we can help you learn.
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.
Another common mistake people tend to make is grabbing a bottle of their favorite spot cleaner and drenching the stain. This will not help the situation and it will just cause the spot to grow in size, diluting the urine in spot cleaner. Diluted urine will not solve your odor problem, and the spot remover doesn't simply make the urine evaporate into thin air. It may smell better for a time but the ammonia is still present in a big way. Hot and humid summer days will activate the ammonia in your carpet causing the stain to re-hydrate itself and give off a urine smell.
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?
Here's The Tip:
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.
3 Reasons To Be Prompt About 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.