Pets are adorable interesting companions to have around the house. They are also a source of joy and have the potential of making life more enjoyable. Notably, pets usually rub themselves on people and furniture alike, leaving around their fur, smell, or waste, which is not pleasant to have around. This problem is common among many pet owners and sometimes the pet sitters. Some people have trained their pets to behave accordingly, especially when it comes to relieving themselves. However, even the most obedient, well-trained pets are prone to accidents every once in a while.
Cleaning such mess and removing the stains may prove to be a daunting and time-consuming task for most people. Should you wish to do the cleaning yourself, you can get all the information you need from this article for cleaning the various types of pet stains. Luckily, there are professional carpet cleaning companies that offer quality carpet cleaning services for those who don’t have the time or energy to do so.
What You’ll Need
Some of the items that you need to get rid of the pet smell in your carpet are:
- A clean cloth
- Cold water in a bucket
- Some lemon juice
- Baking soda
- Clear vinegar
These materials are recommended since they won’t pose any health hazards before, during, or after use to the family. Now let’s get into how to remove the stains:
Urine stain is one of the most common causes of carpet smell as a result of pet excretion. To remove such stains, slightly dampen the cleaning cloth and pat it gently on the stain. Proceed to apply some vinegar on the stain spot in small drops. Continue patting with the clean towel until the stain is no longer visible. You can then follow through by sprinkling some baking soda on the damp carpet area and give it some time to dry. It is followed by thorough vacuuming of the carpet stain area. Repeat this process as many times as necessary for stubborn stains.
Start by scooping as much poop off the carpet as possible, which would leave you with minimal marks. Using vinegar and baking soda combinations, repeat the steps described in the ‘urine stains’ section of this article. Repeat as often as necessary until there is no more stain on the carpet.
Ensuring The Pet Smell Is Gone
After removing the visible stains from your carpet, some smell may still remain. This is very unpleasant. Baking soda can help remove some of the pet smell from the carpet. In addition, it is essential to use a neutralizing agent such as lemon juice when you finish cleaning. Use as much neutralizing agent as necessary to get rid of the pet smell.