Use These Tips to Remove Pet Stains

Pets can be a great addition to a household. Pets bring us joy and companionship, but can also leave unsightly stains or odors.

With the right products and cleaning tips, you can make your home clean and safe.

Use these cleaning tips to remove pet stains.

Act fast
The longer you leave a stain to dry, the more difficult it is to remove. Grab some paper towels to absorb any excess liquid and a clean, dry cloth as soon as you see a stain.

Blot, Don’t Rub
To remove the stain, use paper towels or a soft cloth. Avoid rubbing and scrubbing as it will spread the stain around, pushing it deeper into the fibers in the carpet or upholstery.

Choose the Correct Cleaning Solution
Even if the stain isn’t visible, a simple wipe-up isn’t enough. It is important to use a cleaning product that has been designed specifically for this task. Follow the directions on a pet stain-specific cleaning solution. These products contain enzymes which can help break down organic materials (including bacteria that could be harmful) within the stain.

First, test the solution
Test any new cleaning product on a small area (such as behind the couch) before using it to clean your carpet. Test the cleaning solution on an inconspicuous spot (such as behind the couch) and wait for a few moments to see if there are any stains or damages. You can clean the stain if the area appears to be okay.

Hire a Professional
It may be necessary to hire a professional cleaner if you have tried everything but the stain will not come out. Professional cleaners are equipped with the right tools to remove the toughest pet stains. They can also restore your furniture or carpet to its original state.

Thoroughly wash your hands
Wash your hands with soap and warm water after cleaning up pet stains. This will prevent the spread any bacteria or germs that were present in the stain. To prevent cross contamination, also wash any pet products (toys and bowls) or cleaning tools (such a cloths or brushes). Be sure to properly dispose of all waste (such as pet waste or paper towels).

Is Your Pet OK?
Accidents are inevitable, especially if you have a puppy. You may need to address a medical problem if you see your pet having more accidents than usual. Consult your veterinarian or pet behaviorist in order to find the root cause and a solution. Visit your veterinarian to make sure that your pet is healthy and getting the care it needs.