If you are thinking about getting a new dog or cat or maybe you already have one or two; then you should know they are going to have accidents on the carpet. The stains and odors that are left behind can be a real pain to get rid of. When you get a new puppy they have to be trained to relive themselves outside and in the mean time they might be doing it on your carpets and rugs. It can be frustrating during the potty training process when it seems like you are constantly stopping to clean a spot here and there. The worse thing about it is there are going to be areas that you missed and they are probably going to set in and soak all the way down into the padding. This is when a small spot starts to turn into an odor that is much harder to get rid of.
D&M Carpet Cleaning has all you need to know about pet stains and odors and what you need to do to get them cleaned out of your carpets and rugs.
There are a few steps that you will want to take when you are trying to work on a new or old stain that is in the carpet or area rug. The best way to get them cleaned up is to catch it as fresh as possible and treat it. Start off by absorbing as much of the feces, urine or vomit as you can. The best way to do this is to first scrape up any solids. For wet urine, diarrhea or vomit, take a paper towel or rag and lay it over the spot. Then take a heavy object like a book and lay it on top to help add pressure to the area and help top draw out the liquid. If you are working with a spot that is already dried you can use a wet washcloth and a piece of plastic wrap. Set the wet cloth on the dry spot and layer a piece of plastic to protect your book or other heavy object. This will soak the area and help to pull some of the set in stain out. It is best to let the towel and heavy object to sit for about 10 minutes. The next step is to use a cleaner that has already been tested and found safe for your carpets. This will be what cleans the actual stain and helps to eliminate the odor. The last step is to redo step one and use a damp cloth to help soak up the cleaner and any stain that is remaining.