They bring us so much joy don’t they? But what happens when an accident occurs? You know what I mean, your puppy is potty training and pees on the carpet or your cat is getting old and misses the kitty litter. How do you get rid of dog and cat urine odors the all natural way? |
It's that time of year again. It's time to spring clean, which means dusting every nook and cranny, scrubbing harder than you have for the past 365 days, and that includes getting down and dirty with stains your pet may have left on your carpet.
Sure you may "treat" the stains when they first happen, but even after you give him (and your carpet) a good scrubbing, pet odors can still linger, making spring the perfect time to really attack those problem areas.
If you have a urine spot on your carpet that's still wet, opt for eco-friendly white vinegar, which neutralizes odors due to its high acidity — and works well even if the stain or smell has been there for a while. Start by blotting the area, rather than rubbing it, which will only push the stain further into the carpeting fibers. Then mix equal parts white vinegar and cold water, and pour the mixture generously over the soiled section. Blot well, and then let it dry. (A fan can speed up the process.) Once dry, run a vacuum over the area.
For a urine spot that has already dried, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the soiled section, and then let it sit for a couple hours before vacuuming.
When it comes to pre-treating a soiled carpet, club soda works great for nearly any type of pet stain. Since it's only effective while the soda is effervescing, the treatment may need to be applied several times. Start by blotting the section before pouring the club soda over it. Once the solution has stopped fizzing, immediately blot the spot again, repeating as necessary. If the stain isn't fresh, you'll likely need to follow up with the above baking soda treatment.
Bleach To tackle caked-in stains and odor on a light-colored carpet, you can also try diluted bleach, using 10 parts water to one part bleach. Spray the solution on the stain, and then let it sit for 15 seconds before thoroughly rinsing the area with warm water. If you can still see the stain, repeat the process until the spot is gone.
And if you're unsure of whether your carpet could be discolored by bleach, test a few drops of the diluted solution on an unseen area. Let the bleach sit for one minute, and then rinse it away with water. If it doesn't leave a discoloration, the mixture is safe to use on other areas of your carpet.
Although this is a natural carpet cleaning formula, you are mixing together items that could have a reaction if left to sit. Be safe and properly dispose the leftovers if any. If need arises contact professionals for safety.
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