Our pets are extensions of our family. We love and care for them and they give us love in return…sometimes even cats. No matter how hard we try and how trained a dog or cat, there is going to be the occasional accident. Maybe you got home late and your pet couldn’t hold it in or they’re getting a little on in years and it’s not so easy for them anymore. You can get those stains and odors out with these helpful tips.
So, you’re sitting there in the living room and little Fido decides to just wee on the floor. You don’t know why, but there it is. If Fido is a Chihuahua it’s just a little mess. If he’s a Great Dane, then it’s likely a flood. No worries, first thing you need to do is grab your dog and lead him outside. If it’s a cat, then take him to the litter box. Don’t “punish” him because that will just make him be sneakier about it next time.
Don’t let the stain set in. Grab a paper towel and pat down the stain, trying to soak up as much as possible. Stand on it if you need to until it’s barely damp. Grab some cool water and rinse the area. When you’ve got it rinsed, blot it dry. If you made it in time, then there shouldn’t be an odor or stain left in the carpet.
Set in Stains
When it comes to set in stains and odors, it gets a little more complicated. These types of stains are best taken care of by professionals. OxyGreen has specially formulated treatments for dog and cat stains, so you carpet ends up looking good as new.
In addition to being pet and child safe, our OxyGreen products are environmentally friendly. We also use far less water than the competition. The last thing you want is for large amounts of water to set in your carpet and possibly cause the stain to sink deeper into the carpet. Many people think that if they use a heavy base like ammonia or ammonia they can neutralize the acidic urine odor, but this may cause the animal to double down on making sure that area is marked.
Pets don’t always decide to tinkle on the carpet. Sometimes they’ll go on clothing or can lift their leg and urinate on furniture. Any clothing or sheets that are soiled should go immediately to the wash. You can use a regular detergent, but check to see if there is still a stain or odor. If there is, then it should be washed again using an enzymatic cleaner.
Furniture and paint that reacts to the acid in the urine may change color or begin to peel. There’s not much to do except to clean the area and varnish or repaint the impacted area.
Contact OxyGreen today and see how we can help rejuvenate your carpet.