We love the furry members of our family. Who can resist their unconditional love and bouncy energy? That is the upside of being a pet owner. The not-so-fun part of having pets is training them to be an adult and pee and poop outside, NOT on the carpet and other areas in the home.
Removing the stains as soon as possible after they happen is the first step in controlling stains and odours; however, sometimes, we are unaware of an ‘accident.’
We may not even be a pet owner and purchased or moved into a home that had pets. There could be several stains we cannot see but could smell.
One of the best ways to remove pet urine stains, especially older ones, is to hire a professional carpet cleaner. At Amazing Results, we use specialized equipment and eco-friendly products that not only remove pet urine stains but also eliminate lingering bacteria and odours from deep within your carpets or upholstery fibres.
We will discuss some things you can try on your own before hiring a professional.
For fresh pet urine stains, place several paper towels on the wet spot, cover that with a thick layer of newspaper and soak up as much of the urine as you can. With your shoes on, push on the paper a few times and repeat until the area is almost dry.
If you have a designated area where you use pet pads or litter, you can place the urine-soaked paper towel there to entice the pet to go in that area rather than on the carpet or upholstery.
Older set-in Stains
Your local hardware or grocery store may have a carpet cleaner for rent, but remember they are not heavy-duty professional cleaners and may work fine for little stains. To get the smell of urine out of a carpet, try a high-quality pet odour neutralizer once the area is clean.
Try to avoid cleaning chemicals such as ammonia or vinegar. They may encourage your pet to reinforce the urine scent mark in that area. It will be more difficult if urine is soaked into the padding underneath your carpet, and you may need to replace portions of the carpet and padding.
Pet stains that have dried can be invisible to the eye and be hard to locate. Your nose is an excellent tool to sniff out soiled areas if it is not already soiling the air. If you have a black light, use it to identify dirty areas and lightly outline them with chalk.
If your pet can smell their scent, they may return to the area. Keep a close eye on your pet indoors for any signs that they want to go pee or poo, and immediately take them outside. If you cannot watch them, put your dog in a crate (if they’re crate-trained). Praise them when they go to the proper place with a special treat or loving action. The re-training period may take a week or more. Remember, it will take time to replace that habit with a new, more acceptable behaviour.
Amazing Results professional cleaning team is committed to removing pet stains and spots from your carpets, looking and smelling fresh and clean. Our highly experienced cleaners will work with you to ensure 100% work satisfaction.