How To Remove Pet Stains, Odors and Fur From Carpet

While pets can be great companions, they may have potty accidents or leave behind unwanted odors and fur. The good news is that you don’t have to wait until your next professional carpet cleaning to do something about it. Although vacuuming can be a great way to help maintain the quality of your carpets on a daily basis, relying on methods specific to the problem will save you money and time in the long run.

Pet Stains

There are many carpet cleaning products on the market but some effective cleaning methods can be done at home. Most importantly you’ll want to act as quickly as possible when accidents occur. Start by mixing a solution of white vinegar and water. Mist the stain and blot it using paper towels or a dry cotton towel until it fades. Sprinkle a handful of baking soda over the stain, let it sit for an hour and then vacuum up all the powder. Avoid cleaning up any pet messes with ammonia, as pet urine already contains it and this may encourage your pet to continue doing their business in that spot.

Pet Odors

From potty accidents to litter boxes and training pads, pets don’t always leave us with the most pleasant smells. You’ll want to use an enzyme based cleaner for treatment of pet urine odors. Be sure to scoop litter and change puppy training pads daily. Keep a mat under litter boxes to prevent smelly litter from being tracked onto the carpet. 

Pet Fur

For stubborn hair that has been in your carpet for a while, it can easily become embedded deep in your carpet’s fibers. Try using a rubber broom to brush along those troubled areas that contain your pets fur. Be sure to finish with a thorough vacuuming.

When you maintain your carpet in a home with pets, not only will you be creating a cleaner, fresher and healthier environment for your family, but you’ll be protecting and prolonging your carpets lifespan. If you have any stubborn pet stains or odors that aren’t coming out despite your best efforts, give us a call at Indy Carpet Cleaning for a professional deep steam cleaning!