Pet Odor Removal from Carpet

Carpet is one of the worst things to have in your home if you have pets. Because of the way that it is made, carpet soaks up all of the scents and stains, similar to what happens with sponges. So, if you have carpet in your home with your pets, what should you do? How do you deal with pet odor removal from carpet

Pet Odor Removal from Carpet

Removing “Marking” Odor from Carpet

Is your pet prone to marking its territory all over your home? Many people think that its only urine that is in the “marking,” when in fact there are a variety of other things in it as well. It’s important to keep that in mind while you’re trying to get rid of the odor of your dog or cat’s marking sprees.

Even though there are other ingredients and chemicals in the marking scent, it’s easiest to treat it as you would any other carpet odor. Try some of these remedies in order to eliminate the pet odor from your carpet.

What You Will Need

  • Enzymatic Cleaner
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar and water mix (50/50)
  • Lots of paper towels.
  1. Make sure that you clean the soiled area as quickly and as well as possible. If you don’t do this, you’re going to have problems with him or her marking your home. Then, it’s time to work on the odor.
  2. Try the enzymatic cleaner first. You’ll read that enzymatic cleaner is an absolute must for any home with pets. It eats away at the stains and totally eliminates the odor in next to no time. Spray it over the area; allow it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Check to see if the odor is gone. If not, go to step two.
  3. Cover the affected area with baking soda and allow it to sit for several hours before vacuuming it up. Any of the urine that may have gotten deep into the target will be soaked up by the baking soda, and baking soda smells nice too.
  4. If this doesn’t work, go to the vinegar and water mixture. Make a 50/50 mix of the two, apply to the affected area, and let it sit for awhile. Like the enzymatic cleaner, it will eat away at the odor. 

Removing Wet Dog Odor from Carpet

It’s happened before; your furry friend came into the house with wet paws or rolled on the carpet when they were wet. There’s nothing worse than that wet dog smell. This smell is caused by organic acids; these are caused by bacteria and yeasts that sit on the dog’s skin. When the dog’s fur gets wet, the moisture dissolves the acids and makes the dog smell when the water evaporates.

So, how do you get rid of that wet dog smell in your carpet? First, make sure your dog is bathed regularly and dried off well when he gets wet; if the water can’t evaporate, he won’t stink. Then, there are a few ways that you could go about removing the wet dog odor from your carpet.

  • Use an extracting wet vacuum. Don’t ever use a steam cleaner for odors; the heat will just make them set in more and make the situation worse than it already was. These vacuums squirt out water, and then you extract the dirty water with the vacuum.
  • Use baking soda. Like suggested above, baking soda is the be all, end all of carpet odor remedies. Go ahead and shake it out and vacuum it up.
  • Purify the air. No matter how you go about this, whether with an air freshener that you plug in, spray, or put on the carpet, just purify the air. The stench in the air can settle into your carpet as well.

Wet dog is a terrible smell to deal with, but if you prevent it and deal with it quickly, it won’t get sponged into your carpet like every other odor you deal with.