How to Get Pet Stains Out of Carpet

by Admin on April 25, 2011

Getting pet stains out of carpet can be one of the most challenging cleaning jobs around the house. We love our pets; however, from time to time they can create some serious damage and cost us a lot of money. Whether you plan to do the job yourself or hire a professional you should not wait. The longer the stain sits the harder it will be to remove.

If you can afford it you really should hire professional to remove pet stains from your carpet. If not properly removed pet stains may bleach and damage carpet and are also a breeding ground for bacteria. A professional carpet cleaner will have the proper chemicals to sanitize and remove stains and odors from your carpet. Also, if you are experiencing problems such as cat urine odor then it may take someone with a professional black light and moisture detector in order to find the source of the urine since cats generally spray urine and it may be hard to find.

If you cannot afford to hire a carpet cleaner than there are other options. First of all, know that most home remedies for getting pet stains out of carpet do not work. There may be a slight improvement in the stain or odor; however, to completely remedy the problem you will need to purchase a specialty cleaner which is made to remove pet stains and odors. Two of the bestselling products are Anti Icky Poo Odor Remover and Nature’s Miracle Advanced Stain & Odor Formula. Look here for a step by step guide for cat urine odor remover which also applies to dog stains.

The reason it is important to use a specific type of cleaner to get pet stains out of carpet is because of the complex nature of pet urine. Once the urine enters the carpet it can spread out in the backing and subfloor. A very small stain on top of the carpet may be only be a fraction of the size of the spot underneath. Once the urine dries it forms crystals which cannot be simply cleaned out the carpet because they are bigger than the backing which holds the carpet. A specialty cleaner needs to be applied which can dissolve these urine crystals and allow them to be cleaned out of the carpet. This is why it is vitally important to clean urine spots as soon as they occur which can increase your chances of removing the urine before it crystallizes.

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Bob Miller August 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Yeah, getting animal stains out from carpets is probably one of the most difficult sides of carpet cleaning. How to remove it really depends on what kind of stains they are, and what animal is responsible for them. It is always healthy to look up the chemical contents of the stain on Google and work from there. Urine and droppings are equally difficult to remove, but the two procedures are completely different. Your best bet would be to call up a professional, but I know that can end up costing a lot more than you would want to pay. If you have any particular queries, I’m sure you can post them here and I, or anyone else, would love to answer them for you :-) Happy cleaning.
-Bob Miller from Westchster Rug

AW March 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Which type of carpet cleaning company is best for pet urine stains and smell, the steam or chemical kind?

Admin March 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Pet stain removal and carpet cleaning are two different things. Just cleaning the carpet will not remove the smell. That being said, try to find a low moisture carpet cleaning company like Chem-Dry. They will not soak the carpet and they can treat the individual pet stains to remove the odor and stain.

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