Cleaning up Pet Stool From Carpets: Carpet Cleaning Castle Rock CO
TLC Carpet Care in Castle Rock Co glad is providing e few tip in case your furry family members has an accident.
For new Pet Stool and Urine stains that just happened:
- Blot up as much of the urine as possible with a dye free towel or paper towels. The more urine you can extract before it soaks into the padding , especially from carpet, the more likely you'll remove the odor. Apply a towel or many layer of paper towels on the urine spot, and cover that with a thick towel . If possible, put towel under the urine area as well. Stand on this padding for about a minute. Remove the padding, and repeat the process until the area is barely damp.
- If possible, put the new, urine-soaked paper towel in the area where it belongs—your cat's litter box or your dog's designated outdoor "bathroom area." This will help remind your cat for dogs that eliminating isn't a "bad" behavior as long as it's done in the right place.
- Rinse the "urine spots " thoroughly with clean, cool water. After rinsing, remove as much of the water as possible by blotting or by using a wet vac.
For stains that have already set:
- Consider renting a steam wet vac to remove all urine and stool in carpeting you can rent one from a local hardware store just make sure you clean it before you return. This carpet cleaning machine works much like a vacuum cleaner and is efficient and economical. Extracting/wet vac machines do the best job of forcing clean water through your carpet and then forcing the urine back out. When you use these wet vacs or cleaners, carefully follow the instructions. Don't use any toxic high ph chemicals with these wet vacs; they work much better with plain water.
- Use a enzyme based pet odor neutralize when the area is really clean (available at pet supply stores). Be sure to read and follow the carpets cleaner's directions for the enzyme treatment, including testing the cleaner on a small, hidden portion of carpets first to be sure it doesn't stain or bleed.
- Use A low ph carpet spotter remover if the urine still looks stained after it's completely dry from extracting and neutralizing.
- Don't using steam cleaners to clean urine stains from carpet or upholstery. The heat may permanently set the urine stain and the odor by bonding the protein into any man-made fibers.
- Don't using non carpet cleaning chemicals, especially those with strong odors such as ammonia or vinegar. From your pet's perspective, these don't effectively eliminate or cover the urine odor and may actually encourage your pet to reinforce the urine scent mark in that area.
- Neutralizing cleaners won't work until you've rinsed every trace of the old cleaner from the carpet if you've previously used cleaners or chemicals of any kind on the area. Even if you haven't used chemicals recently, any trace of a non-protein-based substance will weaken the effect of the enzymatic cleaner. The cleaner will use up its "energy" on the old cleaners, instead of on the protein stains you want removed.
- Your carpet cleaning efforts will be more difficult if urine has soaked thru the padding underneath your carpet and into the subfloor. In most situations , you may need to take the drastic step of removing and replacing that portion of the carpet and padding.
Cleaning floors and baseboards
If the wood on your baseboard or floor has urine on it and is discolored, the varnish or paint has reacted to the acid salts in the urine. You may need to put on a new the layer of varnish or paint. If you do so, make sure the new product is pet friendly for your cats and dogs.
Employees at your local Home Depot or Lowes home improvement stores can help you identify and match your needs with appropriate removers and replacements.
Washable enamel paints and some washable wallpapers may respond favorably to enzymatic cleaners. Read the instructions before you use these products. You should also test them in an invisible area.