Every dog and cat owner understands that there’s nothing as challenging as trying to get pet odors out of your floor coverings. All of us make mistakes — but when your animals have accidents on the carpet, it can turn into a real headache for you. Pet urine is a particularly offensive odor. Whether you’re talking about a one-time incident that left a lingering scent in the living room or that spot in the bedroom where your dog regularly relieves himself, you need a good stain-fighting solution. The good news is, there is one.
Your Strategy to Combat Pet Stains and Odors
To combat stubborn stains and soaked-carpet odors in your home, the key is having smart strategy. Start by using paper towels and newspaper on the fresh stain to absorb as much moisture as possible. Getting the area dry makes it easier to rinse, dry again and clean effectively. After the initial cleaning, don’t worry if you can still catch a whiff of the accident after 24 hours. It can take multiple applications of an enzyme-based cleaner to get rid of the lingering odors.
How to Clean Your Carpet of Pet Odor
Because pet accidents rarely happen just once, take note of the attached guide’s foolproof five-step plan for eliminating pet odors. When you follow this plan, you can eradicate most of the persistent stains and odors your pet bestows on your home. And if you can’t, you’ll know it’s time to call the professionals!
Infographic created by Carpet Cleaning Group, a Burr Ridge rug cleaner company.