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How to Clean Pet Stains Around Your Home

Dog sitting on a carpet in a house

How Can I Clean a Pet Stain Off of My Carpet?

When you’re the owner of a dog or cat, you’ll know that there’s no greater joy! However, there are times when your “fur baby” might have to use the restroom in a hurry and, well...use your carpet rather than the lawn or litter box.

If this has happened in your home, and the stain still lingers, here’s how to help reduce its appearance once and for all!

How to Remove a Pet Stain on a Carpet

1. Rent a Carpet Cleaner

One of the best ways to help remove that stubborn stain is to rent a carpet cleaner from your local home improvement store. These machines are mighty and can work on the toughest of blemishes in your home!

2. Run the Machine on the Problem Area

After you have acquired the carpet cleaner, run it over the spot a few times to help penetrate the carpet.

3. Use a Carpet Stain Remover

Once dry, if you can still see traces of the stain, consider using a pet-safe carpet stain remover to penetrate the stain further and remove it. After that has soaked in, you should have a stain-free carpet again!

Other Carpet Stain-Cleaning Tips

Avoid Using Ammonia or Vinegar

The reason why you’ll want to avoid using these cleaning agents is that their strong scents may encourage your pet to soil the spot again — which would defeat your efforts of cleaning it in the first place.

If It’s Fresh, Soak it Up

If the stain just recently happened, consider soaking it up with paper towels, followed by rinsing the area with cold water and letting it air dry. This can help remove most of the urine and create less of a chance of having a deep stain.

If You Notice a Problem With Your Home’s Plumbing Call Us!

If you live in Bridgeport, Fairfield, or the surrounding areas, finding a plumbing company you can trust can be tough. However, the team at Tri-City Heating and Cooling meets all of the qualifications you’re looking for.

Give us a call at (203) 303-5700 to schedule your appointment today!