What do you do when your pet has an accident on the carpet or upholstery? Many people struggle with pet stains, urine spots and the obnoxious odors that accompany them, which linger in our carpet and upholstery.
Over the years there have been many breakthroughs in chemicals that are able to help remove the color, smells and stains that our pets leave behind. However, many people do not know what to use or how to use it. There are a wide variety of chemicals that you can purchase that claim to remove pet spots and odor, but don’t seem to do the trick. Here are some suggestions from your local carpet and upholstery cleaners, Father and Son LLC in Fountain Hills, AZ.
As soon as the accident or spot is noticed clean up as much moisture from the accident as possible, by blotting with a cloth or paper towels. I don’t tell people to use newspaper as the ink sometimes runs and spots your carpet.
- Rinse the spot with cold water, pour water from outside the spot to the middle and blot the spot. Apply pressure to soak up as much as you can from the area.
- Next, spray (LIGHTLY) a pet spotter, you do not need a lot. Make sure to use one that is an enzyme cleaner for pets, also know as a protein spotter. Make sure to follow the directions and warnings of the specific chemical.
- Rinse and again soak up as much as you can from the carpet or upholstery.
- Finally, it is best to hit the area with a deodorizer or urine post-spotter, to help with any lingering odors.
Common mistakes and important notes for removal of pet spots.
- Not absorbing moisture before spraying or rinsing the spot.
- Adding to much chemical cleaner, creating a giant foam mess, leaving behind large amounts of chemicals that attract dirt.
- Not rinsing the spot with water after apply chemicals, make sure it is cold water.
- Please test you chemical spotter on a hidden area of your carpet or upholstery, as many can bleach and discolor you fabrics.
If you are having trouble removing your pet accidents from your carpet or upholstery in Fountain Hills, AZ, give Father and Son a call today.