A pet can be a wonderful addition to any home, but as much as you may love your dog or cat, accidents do happen. Even the most well-behaved and well-trained animal will occasionally make a mess on your carpet. As frustrating as this may be, it’s really not that different from any other spill you might need to clean up. It’s best to take care of any messes before they leave a stain or otherwise cause any damage, but here are a few things you can do if you aren’t able to clean up the mess right away.

Urine

Urine is probably the most common pet stain you will encounter. Sadly, it is one of the hardest to properly clean, mostly because it’s so hard to tell if you’ve cleaned all of it. Even when you think you’ve cleaned it all, you might still notice an odor where the accident happened unless you tackle the problem right away. First, place a towel on the stain to absorb as much of the urine as possible. Next, use a solution made up of two cups of vinegar, two cups of warm water, and four tablespoons of baking soda. Spray this directly onto the soiled carpet with a spray bottle, and let it sit for about 10 minutes before blotting the carpet dry with a clean towel. Remember that the key to getting urine out of carpet is to clean it up while it’s still wet; it’s going to be a lot harder to get the smell of it out of your carpet if you let it dry.

Vomit

If you’ve ever owned a cat, then you know how big of a problem vomit can be. The acid in vomit can stain a surface quickly, so clean this mess up as quickly as possible. Try to pick up or sweep up as many of the solid chunks as possible, and mix a solution of vinegar, dish soap, warm water, and a tablespoon of salt. Dip a clean cloth into the mixture, and use the wet cloth to blot as much of the stain out of your carpet as you can. Blot the solution away with a cloth dipped in clean water when you’re done.

Feces

Dog and cat poop is usually pretty easy to clean up, but like other accidents, it needs to be addressed immediately. Either scoop up the mess or pick it up with a paper towel (obviously, you will want to wash your hands thoroughly if you use the latter method). Neutralize the smell with a 50/50 mixture of water and white vinegar. And yes, there will be a smell. You might not notice it, but your pet will, and so will some of your guests.

Pet Stain Removal Services from Xtreme Clean

Of course, there will be times when you simply cannot get pet stains out of your carpet no matter how hard you try. When this happens, Xtreme Clean will be there to help you. We are one of the premier pet stain removal services in Albuquerque, and we have all the equipment and solutions that we need to permanently remove practically any pet stain at any time. For more information about our Albuquerque pet stain removal services, contact Xtreme Clean today.