If you have just acquired a new pet in your home, you will soon enough learn just how wonderful it is to have a four-legged member of the family. However, with all the joy and happy moments a pet would bring, you will also find the need to provide some carpet cleaning techniques from time to time, namely to deal with a pet stain.
Seeing a mess that your pet made on the carpet is not the end of the world, even though it may look bad. There are ways you can minimise the damage and return your carpet to normal. It is important to keep a cool head and act fast. Here is what you can do:
Cleaning urine – pet urine stains are common at first, till you have properly trained your pet not to relieve themselves on the carpet. Your best bet is to act quickly upon noticing a urine stain, left on the carpet by your cat or dog. Grab some absorbent rags and paper towels and soak up as much of the liquid as possible. Get new towels and rags if need be and repeat till there is no moisture left. Once you have done this, mix a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water. Apply this on the stain of the carpet and work it into the carpet with a brush. Blot with a few cotton rags and vacuum the moisture. Then, pour a generous amount of baking soda and mix some hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of liquid dishwashing solution. Slowly work the mix into the baking soda and leave the mix there. Once the area has fully dried, vacuum it up.
Cleaning faeces – the smell will quickly lead you to the troubled area. Once you have located the zone, scoop up as much of the solid matter as you can. If there is a lot of moisture, you may have to employ the same absorbing strategy as with pet urine. Remember, you want to scrape and blot gently so as not to make matters worse. Afterwards, consider applying some commercial carpet cleaner to the area. It will penetrate into the stain and then contribute to a quick cleaning after a scrub. Absorb the cleaner with a clean cloth and apply a mix of white vinegar with water to combat the odour. Finish by applying baking soda and leaving it there overnight.
Forget about the ammonia – none of the tips outlined above feature ammonia, as you can see. That is because of ammonia, as well as ammonia-based products. The reason is that dog urine contains ammonia. If you use such a product to treat a certain area, your dog will be encouraged to re-offend the area.
It takes some time to train your pet properly, but you have to persist. Consult a trainer if you must, and it will not take long for you to train your pet properly.
For any carpet trouble at home, be sure to contact us at London Carpet Cleaners. We have the solutions needed to clean any carpet. Book your service on 020 8626 7977 or visit http://www.london-carpet-cleaners.co.uk