There’s nothing quite like relaxing and cuddling on your sofa with your pet. However, with pets come accidents. Pet stains and odors can be difficult to remove, and residues left behind from dog and cat cat urine can damage upholstery fabric over time. It’s important to treat the pet stains as quickly as possible, with the right products and the right approach. We have two DIY solutions for removing pet stains and odors, depending on which household products you have on hand.
First and foremost, before starting either one of the steps below, blot the stained area with a towel you can dispose of after use. If you happen to have a shop-vac, this is a great time to use it on the stain to lift any remaining urine
Cleaning Pet Stains With Vinegar And Baking Soda
Step #1: Pour a generous amount of vinegar directly onto the pet stain. Be sure to thoroughly soak the stain.
Step #2: Next, pour a much smaller amount of baking soda onto the stain.
Step #3: Let the stained area dry for 1-2 days.
Step #4: After 1-2 days have passed, vacuum your upholstery to get rid of excess baking soda or wipe down the affected area using a clean towel.
Cleaning Pet Stains With Liquid Dishwashing Detergent
Step #1: Mix 1 cup of warm water with about ¼ teaspoon of whatever dishwashing liquid you have (note: laundry detergent and hand soap will not work).
Step #2: Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray the affected area.
Step #3: Allow the mixture to soak into the stain for a few minutes.To remove excess moisture, use a clean cotton cloth or a shop-vac.
Step #4: 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 and odors you can call in the professionals at Indy Carpet Cleaning to give your upholstery the treatment it deserves!