Cat and Dog Stains on Carpets and Rugs - (707) 358-3050
Your lovely lovely pets. Kittens and Cats, Hamsters and Rats, puppies and doggies, we love them all. But they're not as proper as us humans when it comes to hygiene. Some of your animals tract bacteria carrying dirt into the house and spread it all around your carpets, upholstery, and floors. Sometimes they leave little hidden urinated or feces related accidents for your delight and leave carpets with a nice pet stain.
Call (707) 358-3050 to deal with pet stained carpets and rugs.
After the base of the stain is cleaned, there may still be some bacterium left behind, even if it is hard to see. You need to properly clean these spots or these particles can be distributed throughout your home and travel through the air where your family may breathe it in. They can also leave behind a funky odor that definitely changes the tune of your home. Don't let your animal filth control your home, you decide your environment.
Our technicians have the education and experience to deal with any and all blemishes that animals leave around your home. If its in your upholstery or on your floor, our cleaners know how to tackle any situation. Any soiled areas of the floors or upholstery will disappear, along with remnants of the odor that it contained. Your carpet will look like brand spankin' new, and nobody will notice what once was underneath their feet. Give us a call for pet stain and pet odor removal for your home. The number to reach us is (707) 358-3050
Dealing with Pet Urine on Rugs and Carpets
If you catch pet urine on the carpet when it's still fresh, you have a better opportunity of preventing it from staining. Use the dabbing technique with a lot of paper towels on the carpet, couch cushions, or area rug, and then place newspaper on the area. If you can put newspaper underneath the soiled area, do that too. Use cold water to rinse away any other stains and dab it til dry.
If the stain has already settled in, this is when it's best to call us, your friendly Petaluma cleaners. We use a odor neutralizer and stain removing equipment to extract and neutralize the area where the stain was. Using cleaning equipment and our water based cleaners, we are able to completely eliminate the area of the pet stains and make the area look better than before the pets stained it.
We fix carpets that have had pet urine, diarrhea, dirt brought into the home, and any other pet caused problems, call (707) 358-3050
Just the same way carpets and upholstery will be quite stained if we urinated or dropped our feces on them, pet pee and poop are tough to get out if not cleaned immediately after occurring. Blankets, bedding, clothing, and upholstery covering can be cleaned with the help of your washer and dryer if it's an item that is washable. Use baking soda and more detergent than usual when placing pet stained items in the washer or dryer.
Experiences with Pet Stained Carpets and Rugs
As a cat owner, my furniture pieces are occasionally the victim of tough-to-remove stains. Luckily, there haven’t been any “oh no the cat peed in my bed” episodes (yet), but it’s good to have a fail-safe stain removal method, right? Just in case? Whatever type of pet you have – dog, cat, ferret, etc. – I guarantee you there will be some sort of mess that causes a stain. They are, in fact, animals. As animals, they don’t usually understand the concept of “this couch is brand new and I really would like you to not puke on it”.
I definitely speak from experience on that one. But enough about that traumatic experience: here are some ways to clean up pet stains, should you ever encounter them.
(Spoilers: you will.)
What do you do about cat pee? And what about dog pee?
From what I’ve seen, a good way to treat that nasty cat pee stain is with an enzymatic cleaner. Because the uric acid crystals in a cat’s urine bond to whatever surface they touch after the urine dries, it’s hard to remove all traces of it. The cat can smell these leftovers, too, and will be encouraged to pee in that spot again. Even if your cat doesn’t pee there again, you’ll still be able to smell that faint cat urine odor IF the crystals haven’t been broken down. Enzyme cleaners are great at doing this and at physically removing the appearance of stains. They need to be left on the spot for 15 minutes, however, or they won’t break down the crystals.
If your cat pees on a mattress or a pillow, blot the spot with a bunch of paper towels and pour the cleaner on and around it, letting it soak into the area. Once it’s done, squeeze out as much extra solution as you can and blot the extra up. Let the mattress or cushion dry by putting it near a fan, or if possible, in the sun for a while.
Dog accidents are pretty similar. After soaking as much as you can up, you can get rid of a stain (and the smell!) by mixing white vinegar and water, and spraying it onto the stain with a spray bottle. Wait for it to dry, and then add baking soda. Finally, mix hydrogen peroxide and some dish detergent together, pour it onto the baking soda-covered spot, and mix in with your fingers (use gloves). Hopefully the baking soda will take care of the smell.
What about puke or poop?
All I can say about this one is make sure you clean it up as soon as possible. The longer it stays there, the more you have to worry about staining. Enzyme-based stain removers are a good bet for these kinds of stains too, and once again, they need to be left on the spot to fully work. If the stain is still there, repeat treatments until it isn’t any more. Don’t rub the area with paper towel when trying to get rid of the vomit or poop, because that can work the stain deeper into the couch, carpet, pillow, etc. And again, make sure if you don’t use an enzymatic cleaner that you neutralize the smell some other way (i.e. with baking soda, or vinegar). For whatever reason, pets love to make messes where they’ve done it before, and their noses can detect those faint scents even when we can’t anymore.
With these tips, you’ll be an expert at dealing with pet messes in no time. I’m not sure that’s really something to brag about, but hey, it’s better than having stubborn stains of…well, a less than savory nature, isn’t it?