Owning a pet is an amazing experience that is loved by so many people all over the world. There are many positives to owning and building a relationship with a pet, however one of the negatives is when your furry ones have indoor accidents. This is inevitable, especially when your pets are young and first acclimating to your home. If your pet does have an unfortunate accident on your carpet, you will want to quickly clean up the accident in order to avoid permanent stains. Not sure how to handle a pet accident? Sears Clean has a few tips about the steps that you should take in this situation.
Cleaning Fresh Pet Urine
If you are home and notice the accident right away, you should be able to clean up the accident easily. If the stain is still wet, immediately place paper towels on it followed by a layer of newspaper. Stand on the padding for about a minute and repeat until the stain disappears. There are also good products in pet stores for right after an accident and it is a good idea to have a bottle of that handy as well. Remember to always blot and never rub!
Cleaning Set Pet Urine Stains
Perhaps you come home to a stain that has been there for hours and is now set into the carpet. When this happens, you should consider renting a carpet cleaner machine and see if this helps remove the stain. Avoid using chemicals with strong odors such as vinegar or ammonia because they may lead your pet to the stench and to believing that it is okay for them to go to the bathroom in that spot again.
Cleaning Up #2
If you find that your pet has had a #2 accident, you’ll want to treat your carpet carefully. Make sure to clear the area and then begin dealing with the stain. Place paper towels and coffee filters to begin absorbing the moisture of the accident. Next, sponge the area with warm water, but be sure that you ring the sponge of excess water before worsening the stain.
Bring In A Professional
If a stain or problem remains even after working to clean up the mess on your own, it may be time to bring in a professional to clean your carpet. If the odor of the accident remains, you will also want to contact a professional. If inhaled, pet urine can cause health problems for you and your family. Pet urine contains ammonia which can cause multiple health problems including asthma, migraines, allergies, and more. If you notice that the stench is remaining in the air, be sure to call a professional for health and safety reasons.
It is very important to act on pet accidents quickly because they do have the potential to permanently damage your carpet. No matter how hard you work to potty train your pet, an accident every now and then is inevitable. If you have a difficult pet stain or are worried about your carpet in general, give Sears Clean a call!