Sometimes our furry friends mistake the carpet or couch for their litter box. You know how it goes - you come home from work and notice a funny acrid smell. You have the sinking feeling it might be…urine. Ick! But before you despair, you should know that it's not only possible to remove pet odor and stains, but there are steps you can take to prevent your pets from making the same choice again. Here's what you need to know about pets making a mess indoors, complete with insights from the pet experts at The Humane Society.
If your dog makes an accident on your carpet or indoor furnishings, here are the steps to take:
Step #1: Find the Soiled Area(s)
It might be hard to spot the area with your eyes since the urine may have dried. That's why your nose is the best "mess finder". Sniff the suspected potty area to find the source of the odor. Additionally, you may want to consider using a black light (must turn off all lights) to identify the mess. Once you find the spot or spots of mess, spread a rag over them, so you know where you need to clean.
Step #2: Machine Wash Any Impacted Linens
The Humane Society recommends adding a one-pound box of baking soda to your regular detergent and air drying any soiled linens instead of throwing them in the dryer. Multiple washings might be necessary to get rid of any remnant odor. Additionally, be sure to wash these items separately from the rest of your laundry.
Step #3: Spot Clean Wet Stains
Use newspaper and paper towels to soak up as much urine as possible by layering the two and then standing on the stack of paper to absorb the moisture. Place the urine-soaked paper in your pet's litter box or designated potty area outdoors. This helps to retrain your pet, since the smell indicates to them where to go to the bathroom next time. Rinse the spot with cold water and use paper towels or rags to absorb the liquid. Repeat until smell is minimized.
Step #4: Call the Professionals at JD Hill Carpet Cleaning to Remove Stains that Have Already Set
If you're a pet owner, you might think that pet stains and odors are just a part of life that you have to accept. At JD Hill Carpet Cleaning, our aim is to dispel that myth with our best-in-class urine removal and deodorizing services.
With an arsenal of advanced pet-friendly cleaning products and a dedicated team of cleaning experts, we have the tools to tackle any job, big or small. All stains are removed using eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products, ensuring a safe environment for you, your family, and your pets.
By the time we're done, your home will look and smell as fresh as the outdoor air, and you can have guests over with confidence again.Call us for a free quote at (360) 834-9611!
The Best Carpet Cleaning Method in the Industry
At JD Hill Carpet Cleaning, we use Truck Mount Hot Water Extraction, also known as steam cleaning, to ensure you're left with a carpet that not only looks like new, but feels new too!
Our state-of-the-art high powered machine heats water to over 280 degrees, creating steam that kills bacteria and other impurities in your carpet. In addition to the high heat steam and water, we apply a cleaning solution and then use a powerful wand tool to suck out all of the dirt, grime and other unseen creatures out of your carpet, leaving it as fresh and clean as new. Call us for a free quote at (360) 834-9611!
Step #5 - Retrain Your Pet
Start by making your pet's accident areas unattractive or unavailable to them. Consider placing a vinyl-lined fabric sheet on your bed or other area to protect linens and make it undesirable for your pet to make a mess. Use positive reinforcement to encourage your pet to use their litter box or go outdoors to relieve themselves.
Having a pet is a wonderful experience, albeit a few accidents from time to time. Don't let the "oops" moments bring you down! Call us at JD Hill; we're here to support you and your family in having the best possible experience with your furry friend!