Tips on Removing Pet Stains on Carpet

This is, by far, the most common stain issue we deal with here at SmithWerks Carpet Cleaning in North Vancouver. If you have a pet, you most probably understand the frustration that comes with house or litterbox training. Proper cleaning and stain removal is not only desirable for a fresh and clean house, it’s also essential in training of your pet. as well.

Follow these simple steps and help to eliminate some of that frustration. Remember! The quicker you address the spot, the more likely that you’ll be successful with your efforts. I’m going to focus our discussion today on dog or cat urine. I’ll address pet vomit and feces in another blog post.

1. Soak up as much of the spot using a dry thick towel or cloth. I recommend having a collection of old towels on hand, the thicker the better. Second hand towels from a thrift store for instance. Blot up as much of the stain as possible. If the towel is thick enough, place it on the stain and stand on it to force the urine transfer to the towel. The stain should be barely damp at the end of this first step.

2. Now, rinse the spot with cool, clean water. Warm or hot water could set the stain. You may want to add a couple of caps of white vinager to your rinse water. This will help to deodorize and disinfect the effected carpet. Repeat the first step. Blot up as much of the moisture as possible. Again, at the end of this step, the spot should be slightly damp.

3. This last step involves the use of a store bought spotter. I recommend Folex. It’s fairly neutral in terms of its PH and is safe to use. I recommend spraying a few squirts on to a clean white rag and blotting the remaining spot, checking the rag for color or stain from the urine.

This should take care of any fresh urine spots before they become “one with the carpet”.

Remember, if you are in need of professional cleaning call SmithWerks Carpet Cleaning West Vancouver