If you own a puppy that is either very young, elderly or sick, you would have to deal with urine or vomiting stains on the carpet. Your dog may be as trained and composed but during his training stage, there is a huge possibility that he leaves you a gift on the carpet to clean. It might also happen in case of old pets struggling with some health problem that they dirty your carpet by urinating on it. However, there is no need to panic anymore. The good news is that there are products available in the market today that make it easier to not only clean but also completely remove any trace of pet urine from the carpet.
Follow these 4 tips for a more effective carpet cleaning and to avoid worsening the disaster:
1. Avoid using steam cleaners, since the heat produced transfers the proteins in the urine to the fibers of the carpet. It is better to clean and dry the carpet by hand. Also avoid using cleaners containing ammonia, since it may send a message to the pet to commit the same offence again at the same spot. This is because the smell of ammonia for the pet is equal to that of the urine which makes it quite appealing for the pet to pee again at the same spot.
2. Use cleaning products particularly designed to tackle pet urine on the carpet. These products employ latest technologies to eliminate stains and neutralize odors. It is also recommended to strictly follow the instructions on the label of the product being used.
Use a product that has been tried and tested by a few close acquaintances of yours. Before using any method that uses oxidation, pay attention to the colors of the carpet. Avoid any product that uses harsh chemicals and thus may damage your carpet. For removing old stains, repeated attempts are recommended instead of trying to completely eliminate them in one go.
3. If you do not have ready access to these products, here is a homemade remedy to the situation. Get some dishwashing liquid, vinegar, paper towels and water. Dab the stain with paper towels. Then clean the stain with a little dishwashing liquid and hot water. Subsequently rinse with water and leave to dry.
Finally, cover the stain with a one-third cup of white wine vinegar and two-thirds of water. The vinegar is to neutralize odors. Rinse with water and dry. Then sprinkle some baking soda on the carpet.
4. Never rub the stain as this disturbs the fibers of the carpet. It is recommended to press on the part of the carpet to be cleaned and allow the urine to be absorbed. Also, rubbing may spread the extent of the contact of urine with the texture and thereby amplify its ill effects.
One good way to identify the location of the urine on the carpet is by turning off the lights and turning on a UV light that is easily available at pet stores. This will help you to identify both new and old stains of pet urine and feces on the carpet.
These tips on pet urine carpet cleaning can go a long way if followed in letter and spirit. Utilizing the services of a good laundry company in Singapore is a wise move as they are professionals and have the experience of handling various types of stains.