One look in those adorable furry friend’s eyes is enough to melt your heart. And another look at the mess on your upholstery or carpet is enough to sink it. We all love our pets but not the stains and odours they sometimes cause. Your pet may tread on your lovely carpet after a walk in the mud while at other times they may expel a fur ball. Pet messes not only smell awful but they are also a perfect hub for bacteria to set up shop and become a health hazard. These are some effective ways to remove all evidence of your pet’s mishaps from various surfaces in your home:
Carpeted Areas and Upholstery
If you’re lucky to catch the mess as soon as it happens, you will have a chance to deal with the stains and odours before they become too stubborn. If it’s urine, use a thick layer of paper towels to soak up as much as possible. Keep doing this until the area is barely damp. You can also soak up the moisture with a wet/dry vacuum. If it’s poop, remove the solid using a dull knife or spatula.
With carpets and upholstery, you can’t use running water to remove pet stains and odour because doing so will cause moisture to soak into them and result in the growth of mould. Put a mixture of cool water and white distilled vinegar in a spray bottle and saturate the stain as you rub the area with a soft bristle brush. Then blot the solution using paper towels and allow the area to air-dry. Using a cleaning solution may remove the stain but the smell may still linger. To completely get rid of the odour, purchase a pet odour neutralizer from a pet supply store. Alternatively, you can use a natural odour neutralizer like baking soda.
If your pet messes and stains your hardwood surfaces, hydrogen peroxide does a great job clearing up stains and odours. Pour some over the stain and cover the surface with a cloth. Allow this to sit for at least eight hours before removing the cloth and wiping the surface. The only downside of using hydrogen peroxide is that it can lighten the affected area. You could also use vinegar for less stubborn stains, then wipe the surface with lavender oil to eliminate odour.
Whether it’s a young pet in training or just an overly excited pet that may have less control, part of being a pet owner involves dealing with occasional pet accidents. Pet illnesses and aging can also cause your pets to mess on your home surfaces. Whatever the reasons, pet odours can be overpowering and the stains quite annoying.
The easiest way to get rid of the mess is to catch it as soon as it happens. But if you’re dealing with old stains and ongoing odours too stubborn to budge, you should use professional cleaning services in Winnipeg. Leave it to our experts who are specialized in dealing with stubborn stains. They know what’s best to use, when, where and how.