Having and taking care of pets can be one of the most rewarding things in life. The bond that develops between humans and their pets provides unconditional love, satisfaction, companionship and joy. Our pets have been cooped up in our homes a lot over the past few months with colder weather. Soon it will be time to get them outside into the fresh spring air and when spring arrives, the sun will make stains stick out like a sore thumb. Having pets means having responsibilities, like cleaning up accidents that aren’t so fun. But being a pet owner doesn’t mean we have to live in a home that’s stained and smelly!
Pet Odor Neutralizer; How to Remove Old Urine Stains from Carpet
The number one thing to remember is to clean spills up as soon as possible. The faster you act, the better the chances are to prevent the stain and odor from deeply penetrating into your carpet or wood flooring. It will also go a long way in making sure the area is as clean as possible. Always use absorbent cloths and blot the area until all the moisture is removed. Accidents on carpet should have a layer of baking soda sprinkled over the area followed by hydrogen peroxide on top of the baking soda. Using a clean white cloth, work the mixture into the carpet. The baking soda helps to neutralize odors and the hydrogen peroxide will help remove the stain. Once the area is dry, use a vacuum cleaner to remove any traces that an accident occurred. Accidents on wooden surfaces need an antibacterial cleaning solution to wipe down the surface. This will ensure no harmful bacteria will remain on the surface after the urine has been wiped up and feces has been removed. You can also purchase commercial grade products to not only remove the stain but to neutralize odors. You may be able to smell odors but can’t locate them. Wait till it’s dark and shine the black light onto your floors. The areas that are stained will be illuminated a yellowish green color.
Hoe to Keep Your Carpet & House Smelling Fresh
To freshen the air in your home you can change the air filters. Consider using ones that are made for homes with pets. They have built-in ionizers that work to minimize allergens and deliver a boost of air freshening. Use very powerful vacuum cleaners to get as much dirt and debris out of your carpets and any bedding. Wash beds and bedding if they’re machine washable and add a cup of baking soda to the wash to help neutralize odors. Remove hair from furniture, drapes and all items covered in fabric. Remove hair with a damp glove on your hand and sweep the fabric with it. The hair will be easier to pick up and consider having them steam cleaned afterwards for additional freshness.
Carpet Cleaning and Pet & Stain Removal in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, Duluth, Stone Mountain, Covington, Conyers, Loganville & Atlanta Georgia
Start spring off by having your floors cleaned professionally. If odors remain, pets will continue to use the spot for their own personal potty. If you’re having problems with stains and odors, call in the professionals at DM Carpet Cleaning. We specialize in pet and stain removal and have professional products and equipment for tough stains. Contact us today!