Cleaning Pet Stains Off Furniture and Bedding
If you’re like most pet owners, your dog or cat is more than just a pet – he or she is a part of your family, right? As constant companions, our pets often make those bad days just a little bit easier.
But it’s no secret that every once in a while, our beloved furry friends may accidentally leave a trail on our favorite furniture and bedding. Yikes! No matter how potty-trained they may be, it happens!
Below, check out a few simple ways pet owners like you can keep couches, chairs and bedding looking and smelling fresh.
Home Remedies to Remove Pet Stains
As always, whenever you discover a pet stain, the quicker you act, the better chance you have to get rid of it.
Here are two do-it-yourself solutions to try:
Solution # 1: cleaning pet stains with vinegar and baking soda
- Pour a generous amount of vinegar directly onto the pet stain. Be sure to thoroughly soak the stain.
- Next, pour a much smaller amount of baking soda onto the stain (be sure to follow this order). You’ll hear the solution working its magic right away!
- Let the stained area dry for 1-2 days (if you cover the stain with something like a bowl, that’s always a good reminder to leave it alone).
- After 1-2 days have passed, vacuum your carpet to get rid of excess baking soda or wipe down the affected area of your bedding using a clean towel.
Solution # 2: getting rid of urine stains using liquid dishwashing detergent
Another way to tackle pet stains (more specifically, urine stains) involves using liquid dishwashing detergent.
- First and foremost, if you haven’t done so already, blot the stained area with a towel you can dispose of after use. And if you happen to have a shop-vac, this is a great time to use it on the stain to lift any remaining urine
- Next, take 1 cup of warm water and mix it with about ¼ teaspoon of whatever dishwashing liquid you have (note: laundry detergent and hand soap will not work).
- Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray the affected area.
- After the mixture has soaked into the stain quite well (give it a few minutes) use either a shop-vac on the stain or a cotton cloth to wipe up the stain.
- Rinse the area with warm water and repeat steps 1 through 4 until the stain is no longer visible.
For the Most Stubborn Pet Stains, Coit Carpet Cleaning Can Help
Though the two above mentioned home remedies do quite well at removing a variety of household pet stains, those extra stubborn spots always seem to make their presence known.
If you need a little extra help getting rid of them, try calling upon our well-trained and well-equipped team at COIT Carpet Cleaning.
We’ll arrive on the scene with the industry’s best commercial-grade equipment to completely eradicate even the toughest pet stains. The powerful technology we use goes beyond household remedies to dig deep within carpet fibers to clean them from the inside out.
After we’ve finished getting rid of stubborn pet stains, we’ll apply COIT Stain Protector to act as a shield against future trouble spots.
And with a 100% satisfaction guarantee for every customer, there’s no risk. If you’re not happy with the results, we’ll reclean for free. If you’re still not happy, we’ll issue you a full refund. It’s as simple as that.
Call Coit Carpet Cleaning today to get a free estimate!