6 Tips to Fight Pet Stains in the Home

At some point, most pet owners have had to deal with an unpleasant smell or stain because of their furry companions. While cleaning a fresh urine stain on hardwood flooring is simple and easy, other pet messed aren't so easily accomplished. Steamatic’s full-service cleaning and restoration suite can handle the heavy-duty messes, while the following tips will help you tackle smaller stains at home. Read on to learn six tips to stop pet stains in the home!

Important Note: When cleaning pet urine, make sure not to use ammonia! This is sometimes recommended for pet stains, but it will likely give you more problems than solutions. Ammonia will leave behind a residue that you will never be able to fully remove. Furthermore, it will likely worsen the odour from the stain!

Urine Stains    

  • Upon discovery, immediately blot the stained area and soak up as much moisture as possible.
  • If the stain is on the carpet, take extra care in removing all the moisture you can.
  • Use an enzymatic cleaner. Make sure to completely douse the area in cleaner, and follow all the other directions on the bottle.
  • Alternatively, you can also use plain white vinegar on your stain. Vinegar is a great natural     deodorizer and has disinfectant properties. Spray the vinegar onto the stain and let it sit for a minute, then promptly blot the area     clean. Repeat this until the stain has been removed.     
  • Note: Never scrub a pet urine stain in a carpet. This will make it more difficult to remove     the stain later and will serve no purpose other than to make your life more difficult.

Urine Odour Removal

If you have cleaned up all the messed and stains and still find a distinct urine smell, more needs to be done. The trick here is to find the stains that are not visible, with the use of a black light. Turn off all the lights in the room and wave your black light back and forth from the floor, about 12 inches off the ground. Stains will illuminate, and you can remove them using the same tips above.

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