Pet owners are all too familiar with stained carpets. Removing stains with improper knowledge can damage your carpets, and the stains themselves can leave discoloration and strong odors. However, Stanley Steemer has a quick and effective guide for removing stains made by your pets.
To get started you’ll need:
- Clean white towels
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Spray bottles
- Liquid dish soap
- Cold water
- White vinegar
First, pour a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution (this can be found at any grocery store or drug store) into a clean spray bottle. Spray the affected area of your carpet until it is damp, and then wait until the surface of the carpet dries. If you don’t have a spray bottle you can pour the hydrogen peroxide directly onto the affected area. You may need to repeat this step depending on the severity of the stain.
Next, press a dry towel to the stain in order absorb the moisture deep within your carpet. If possible, use white towels when removing stains so that dye from the cloth doesn’t bleed into your carpet.
Mix one to one and a half teaspoons of liquid dish soap with two cups of cold water. Use a clean spray bottle, spray the affected area, and let it sit for a few minutes. Blot the area with a white towel. Then rinse the carpet with clean water before blotting it with another clean towel. Apply as much pressure as possible it order to remove as much moisture as you can.
Pour white vinegar on the stain, and then blot up as much moisture as you can with a towel. Though this process should be effective in removing stains made by your pets, depending on how stubborn the stain is, it may only be a temporary remedy.
However, if the odor and stain persist, call Stanley Steemer. Our carpet cleaning methods are thorough and effective, and will leave your carpets and rugs fresh and clean.