As an expert carpet cleaner I have lost count from the hoards of advice that I have read and/or heard in order to remove pet stains. And the normal mistake I hear most pet owners make once they are trying to remove cat or dog urine stains from their carpet and/or upholstery has been the usage of detergent.
All the time your pet owner has the same aggravated response that many do when there’s been an effort to eliminate a mark from food, liquid, dirt, etc, and they used the detergent cleaning method, “Why do spots appear to re-appear after they’ve been cleaned many times?”
And the very first response I have when I hear this question is, “That which was used the past time it had been cleaned?” Even though this frustration could’ve began with the stain originating from food or dirt, the effect is the same when a pet owner has try to eliminate cat or dog urine by the usage of detergent.
Many conventional carpet spotting products can leave detergent residue in your carpet. That is unhealthy for the carpet for one major reason: Detergent, otherwise known as soap, is fundamentally designed to attract dirt and soil comment se démaquiller. If any amount is left in the carpet it will continue to do what it was made to do…attract dirt and soil. In other words, your carpet becomes a dirt magnet! Remember, 98% of the spotting products you purchase in the store are usually detergent based and could have the same effect.
In order to avoid the many pitfalls of stains coming back it is necessary to follow along with a few important steps (after removing all solid material) …
Blot: Work with a thick towel and blot up just as much liquid as you are able to with it. Continue with absorbing until no moisture is seen.
Dilute and Blot Again: Heavily spray the region with clear water or a mild solution of white vinegar and water, then blot again, as above.
Neutralize: If the odor still exists following the carpet is wholly dry, it’s time to use the big guns: odor removers, centered on chemicals, enzymes or bacteria/enzymes, all designed to neutralize the odor by eating up the bacteria causing it.
If a stench still continues, the organic matter (typically urine) has probably saturated the padding or sub-floor. That is where it is additionally vital to ask help from a professional odor remediation specialist – typically a carpet cleaner. But beware there a lots of uneducated “professionals” that will most likely repeat the same mistake in a more heavy duty way, thus making matters worse for you. So do your homework and get the required references from satisfied customers who don’t have the reoccurring stain problem.