As an expert carpet cleaner I have lost count from the hoards of advice that I have read and/or heard to be able to remove pet stains. And the common mistake I hear most pet owners make once they are trying to remove dog or cat urine stains from their carpet and/or upholstery has been the use of detergent.
The majority of the time the pet owner has the same aggravated response that most do when there’s been an attempt to get rid of a mark from food, liquid, dirt, etc, and they used the detergent cleaning method, “Why do spots appear to re-appear after they have been cleaned many times?”
And the first response I have when I hear this question is, “That which was used the last time it was cleaned?” Even though this frustration could’ve began with the stain via food or dirt, the effect is the same whenever a pet owner has try to get rid of cat or dog urine by the use of detergent.
Many conventional carpet spotting products can leave detergent residue in your carpet. This is unhealthy for the carpet for starters major reason: Detergent, otherwise referred to as soap, is fundamentally made to attract dirt and soil comment se démaquiller. If any amount is left in the carpet it’ll continue to complete what it was made to do…attract dirt and soil. To put it simply, your carpet becomes a dirt magnet! Remember, 98% of the spotting products you get in the store are usually detergent based and can have the same effect.
In order to prevent the many pitfalls of stains returning it is necessary to follow a few important steps (after removing all solid material) …
Blot: Work with a thick towel and blot up as much liquid as you can with it. Continue with absorbing until no moisture is seen.
Dilute and Blot Again: Heavily spray the region with clear water or a mild solution of white vinegar and water, then blot again, as above.
Neutralize: If the odor still exists after the carpet is wholly dry, it’s time and energy to bust out the big guns: odor removers, based on chemicals, enzymes or bacteria/enzymes, all made to neutralize the odor by eating up the bacteria causing it.
If a scent still continues, the organic matter (typically urine) has probably saturated the padding or sub-floor. This is where it is in addition crucial to ask help from a professional odor remediation specialist – typically a carpet cleaner. But beware there a lots of uneducated “professionals” that will most likely repeat the same mistake in a more durable way, thus making matters worse for you. So do your homework and get the necessary references from satisfied customers who don’t have the reoccurring stain problem.