Carpet Cleaning Pet Stains

Things happen, and our pets stain up our carpets. It could be considered a job hazard that comes with being a pet owner. Sometimes, it’s an accident; other times, you may think that your pet is trying to get back at you or trying to get your attention. No matter what the reason may be, you have stains on your carpet, and you want to deal with carpet cleaning pet stains quickly. 

Carpet Cleaning Pet Stains

How to Eliminate Dog Urine Stains from Carpet

Your dog may be marking his territory, or he may have not been able to make it to the door. No matter what happened, there’s now a nice, big splotch of dog urine in the middle of your carpet. Thankfully, this is very easy to clean and won’t take you a lot of time.

What You Will Need

  • Wet paper towels or regular towels
  • A heavy object, such as a book
  • Water and white vinegar mixture (one to one)
  • Enzymatic Cleaner
  1. If the stain is fresh, apply what is referred to as a poultice. In short, a poultice is a pile of wet paper towels or regular towels set on top of the stain. Run the towels under cool water, cover the stain entirely, and set something heavy on top of it. The purpose of the poultice is to soak up the urine. Why go through all of this process? Because carpets have layers, and the urine has likely gotten to the base of the carpet. Sure, blotting can get rid of what’s on the top layer, but what about the urine that sunk in a bit? That’s what the poultice is for.
  2. After 10 to 20 minutes, take the poultice off and wet the spot with a mixture of water and vinegar. The water and vinegar mixture will eat away at the odor and also help to clean up the stain. After letting this sit for several minutes, blot the area dry with paper towels. At this point, the stain should be almost eliminated. Allow the area to dry.
  3. Enzymatic cleaner is a must for any home that has carpets and pets; it is a huge help for any stain removal and/or odor elimination job. After the area has dried, spray it with enzymatic cleaner, apply a poultice (dry this time) and let it sit overnight. 

How to Eliminate Pet Vomit Stains from Carpet

Many times, we talk about urine and poop stains from our pets, but what about vomit? Even if the animal isn’t “sick” per se, they could vomit due to something not sitting right on their stomach or eating too much or other issues. How can you effectively remove the vomit stains from your carpet?

Before you start any stain removal, get rid of as much vomit as you can. It will make your job a lot easier when you are trying to remove the pet vomit stains from your carpet. After you do that, you can start to work on cleaning the stains. The two most common remedies for vomit stains are club soda and Windex.

Club soda is great for stains because the acids in the soda eat away at the acids in the vomit. If you’re going to use club soda, go ahead and pour it on the stain. Let it sit, then use an old rag to gently scrub at the area. Repeat until the stain is removed; it shouldn’t take more than two or three times to get rid of it.

Windex (or generic window cleaner) is also great for getting rid of pet vomit stains. It sounds counterintuitive, but many claim that it works. Just spray it on, let it sit for 10 minutes and then wipe it off away with a paper towel. Be careful if you use this method and you have a cat in your home; Windex contains ammonia and can attract your cat to urinating on the spot. So, you should probably only use this method for dogs.