Pet ownership doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to remove your carpet. No matter how many pets you have, accidents can still happen. However, if they do, it is essential to treat them immediately and use odor eliminators when needed. This is to prevent the accumulation of pet hair, odors and stains.
Pet hair can build up on carpets and other surfaces. Pet hair can build up quickly and clog your vacuum. To pick up pet hair, wrap some masking tape around an old paint roller and attach it to a broom handle or mop handle. You can also use a rubber-bristled carpet brush to rake your carpet. This will collect pet hair in clumps and allow you to remove them manually before vacuuming. Vacuum your carpet at least 3 times per week using a HEPA-filtered bagless vacuum to reduce pet hair.
Accidents happen, no matter how well you train your pet. Urine accidents can be minimized by reacting quickly to them. You can remove most of the moisture by placing an old towel made of terrycloth over the urine. However, you will still need to wash the area with 3 to 4 drops of liquid dishwashing soap and 1 cup of warm water. The mixture should be applied to the urine stain. After rubbing the mixture into the urine stain, rinse the area with water and a towel. You can prevent your pet from contaminating the site by using two parts water to one part vinegar. To absorb more moisture, place 15-20 paper towels over the area. Keep the paper towels clean and change them every so often until the carpet is dry.
It can be difficult to remove pet urine, faeces and vomit stains from carpets. This is especially true if they are old. Some stains can be helped by renting an extracting carpet washer to force clean water into the affected area. Avoid steam cleaning stains as heat can cause them to stick, making them almost impossible to remove. For best results, some products can remove pet stains. However, it is crucial to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. These stains can be removed with a little bit of elbow grease, but it is not as easy as a quick squirt or dab.
Use an extractor carpet cleaner to extract pet odors from carpet before you attempt to use enzyme treatments. Any chemicals that have remained in carpets from prior cleaning or treatments can be removed by using only water. Chemical residues can hinder the enzymes that remove odors from carpet. Powdered odor eliminators can be used on a dry carpet. Or, liquid urine odor eliminator products can be applied to remove the bacteria responsible for the odor. Some liquid odor eliminators require that the carpet be saturated with the product, and then allowed to dry for two weeks. To cover larger areas, you can use a tank sprayer to apply liquid odor eliminators.
Hiring a Professional Carpet Cleaning Company
As always there is an alternative solution to hiring a professional carpet cleaning company in your local area. These businesses can help to get your carpet in tip top condition through professional cleaning methods.