Let’s face it, accidents happen. Whether it’s about spilling something, burning yourself on the stove, or by just having an “accident”, they’re all bound to happen. While we can’t necessarily help with with the first two, we can help you clean up the latter, and help make your carpet look like new again. Today, we ask you to join us, as we go over simple ways on how to get pet urine out of carpet, and how to have it smelling fresh once more.
First, in order to remove the urine from the carpet, you’re going to need to place some paper towels over the spot, and weigh it down with something, as it will help to squeeze out any remaining liquid. Then, take about a cup of baking soda and sprinkle it over the carpet. After that, mix together a solution of half a cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with 1 teaspoon of dish detergent. Pour the mixture over the baking soda. Lightly scrub the mixture into the fibers, and let it sit for the next 15 minutes. Vacuum over. If a stain still persists, repeat the above steps until the stain comes out completely.
Ok, so not we have the stain out, but what about the smell? For starters, a few companies sell a fragrance powder that will cover up a smell when you vacuum over it. While this is not a permanent solution, it works wonders if you are in a pinch. The same goes for commercial pet-odor neutralizers. It works for a good amount of time, but eventually the odor will return. Here, the best thing to do is to call in the professionals, as they can deliver a deep clean that will remove the urine particles from the fiber completely, and restore to your carpet the fresh smell it deserves.
However, it is extremely important to note that steam-cleaning will NOT get the odor out of your carpet. In fact, the steam will help the particles settle deeper into the fiber, doing the exact opposite of what you intended. Again, the tools and knowledge of the professionals is the best thing to do.
Accidents happen, but know that Bayside Carpet Cleaning is always there to help. Rain or shine, we will be there to clean your carpets right up, and make them look like new again.
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