If you own a pet such as a dog or a cat, then it’s quite likely that at some time or another they’ve had an ‘accident’ on the floor. A tiled floor is easy to clean but when it comes to your favourite rug or your bedroom carpet, the carpet cleaning process can be more difficult. Quality cleaning equipment is necessary to restore a badly soiled carpet to its original gleaming condition and a commercial hot water cleaning unit works well to remove the bacteria that is associated with urine and faeces.
Naturally you can’t always call out a professional carpet cleaning company every time your pet has an ‘accident’ so what should you do? We’ve put together some tips for customers to follow should their cat or dog wet or mess on their floor. By knowing what to do at your end to keep your carpets in good condition, it eliminates the problem of deep set in stains, which professional companies are often called upon to deal with. One of the best ways to prevent this from happening is to deal with the mess as quickly as possible.
However, as with any type of cleaning treatment, there’s a right and a wrong way to go about it. To avoid making matter worse, the right cleaning products and methods need to be used. It’s best to have a carpet extractor close to hand to clean up pet stains quickly but don’t worry if you don’t have one, we’ll talk you through the process.
For ‘new’ urine stains (ie. those that are still wet)
- If you own a hand held extractor then this will do the best job of soaking up the liquid from the carpet.
- If you don’t, then place a wad of paper towels on the area and cover with several sheets of newspaper. If you can, place newspaper beneath the soiled area as well. Then stand on the padding for about a minute.
- Remove all the padding and repeat the process until the area is almost dry.
- Then rinse the area with cold water and remove it the excess by blotting or by using your carpet extractor.
Cleaning up solid messes
- Although you can use a paper towel or old rag to clean up a solid mess, often it has the effect of pushing it into the carpet, making it harder to remove. We find a putty knife does a really good job because you can sink the edge into your carpet and push the mesh into a dustpan.
- Next use a top quality pet odour neutraliser which you can find at most pet stores. Make sure you read the instructions before using and test on a small area of carpet that is out of view, to make sure it doesn’t stain the carpet .
Old ‘set’ pet stains
These are the hardest to remove and often you’ll need to call on the help of a professional carpet cleaning who have the necessary equipment and chemical solutions do the job.
If you’re in need of a professional carpet cleaning company to deal with a pet stained carpet or other surface, then Carpet Cleaning Kings are here to help. We offer a pet odour removal and clean service for above and below, depending on the severity of your problem. Give us a call on 1300 7000 75 for a free quote or to make a booking, or if you prefer, you can contact us online.