If there’s just one rule you ought to follow when it comes to keeping your carpet clean, it’s this: Deal with spills and stains the moment they occur. Correct, decisive action can keep a minor inconvenience from turning into one that requires attention from your friends at Rainier Chem Dry – Tacoma’s carpet cleaning experts. Here’s what we suggest doing if and when your pet urinates on your carpet:
The first thing you’ll want to do is soak up the urine with paper towels or a cotton cloth. Use a light dabbing touch to draw the liquid up and away, not press it deeper into your carpet. Keep dabbing until your towel comes up dry. Your goal is to prevent urine from seeping down into your carpet padding where it will be much more difficult to remove – even for us.
Once you’ve pulled up as much urine as possible, you’ll want to break down whatever is still left in the carpet. You can do this by applying a store-bought, pet-urine-specific cleaning solution as directed; or you can create a homemade cleaner by mixing equal parts water and vinegar. Breaking down the urine is key. Otherwise an assortment of waste materials, bacteria, and chemicals will create a lingering, unpleasant odor.
Before you apply your cleaning solution, be sure to test it on an inconspicuous area to make sure it doesn’t hurt the color of your carpet. This is true of any carpet cleaning solution you apply; some seemingly harmless cleaners can affect the carpet’s dye, creating an even worse stain.
Once you confirm that your cleaner is safe for your carpet, lightly apply it to your pet’s accident area. Use enough solution to reach any pet urine, but not too much. Then gently blot it away until you stop pulling up moisture.
Maybe you’re already wondering: What do I do if my pet urinates, and I don’t see it? If your nose if telling you that you’ve got untreated accidents – or you suspect that’s the case – give Rainier Chem-Dry a call. Our P.U.R.T. treatment is state-of-the-art, and is guaranteed to remove even tough, persistent odors. Our carpet cleaning services are available in Tacoma, Puyallup, Kent, Bremerton, Federal Way – and we’re always ready to help!