Having a pet in your Phoenix apartments is a wonderful luxury. But you also want to keep your apartment home looking as beautiful as the day you moved in. When a pet accident happens on the carpet, the resulting stain can be unsightly. Here’s how to effectively remove pet stains from carpet.
Step-by-Step Guide to Treating Pet Stains
1. Treat the stain as soon as possible. The sooner you treat the carpet stain, the better. Stains that are allowed to sit for days on end have a tendency to set. That makes it harder for you to remove them, even if you use the proper technique. If at all possible, you want to treat the stain while it’s still wet.
2. Put on a pair of inexpensive vinyl or latex gloves whenever you clean up pet stains. If your pet was sick at the time, it’s possible to contaminate yourself with bacteria in the event you have a tiny scrape or cut on your hands.
3. Use paper towels to clean up the bulk of the mess if there’s a lot of it. If the mess is still damp, you can also blot up the moisture with the paper towels.
4. Next, switch to a clean cloth and press down really hard with both hands to blot as much of the stain up as possible. Don’t rub, because that just causes the stain to spread.
5. In a clean bucket, mix 1/4 gallon of warm water with a cup of white vinegar. Stir gently with your gloved hand.
6. Pour a small amount of the vinegar-and-water solution over the stained area. Let it sit for about five minutes.
7. Now use another clean cloth to blot up the stain. Again, avoid rubbing if you can.
8. After the vinegar is absorbed, sprinkle baking soda over the entire area. The baking soda will finish absorbing the white vinegar, as well as any odor. Allow to dry for 15 minutes.
9. Finally, vacuum up the baking soda. The stain should now be gone. If it isn’t, repeat all the steps.
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