Pet Stains & Odor Treatments

When it comes to dealing with pet stains, many pet owners take a hands-on approach. However, if your pet has an accident, your best bet is not to touch the affected area and to call us first. Quick removal of pet stains and odors is essential to their successful removal, and the best way to ensure this is to contact a professional service. In many cases, we can treat, flush, and extract the area. We offer a few different treatments for pet stains that are effective, but unfortunately, sometimes they just become permanent.
At the first sign of a pet accident, it’s important to take quick action. It’s best to use a shop vacuum to remove as much of the pet waste as possible(no rubbing!). Pour some water on area, followed by blotting with clean cloth or paper towels. This may help to prevent the pet stain from getting worse, it’s important to act quickly and not rub, scrub, or use a brush on the area.
The type of product used to treat pet stains is also extremely important. There are many products that are marketed as pet stain removers, but these products should be tested first, as they can easily set and/or cause color loss. We use pet stain treatments that will not cause color loss and help to eliminate odors as they have live enzyme cultures in them. Although pet stain removal can never be guaranteed, we try our best to get them out, and if successful, the treatments we use are formulated to ensure that the pet stain does not return.

Do It Yourself Tips

Baking Soda
For dry urine spots, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the soiled affected area, and let it sit for a couple hours before vacuuming.
Club Soda
Club soda works pretty good for pet accidents. It is only effective while the soda is effervescing, so you may need to treat an area several times. Start by blotting the area before pouring the club soda on it. Once the soda has stopped fizzing, immediately blot the spot again, repeating as necessary. If the stain isn't fresh, you'll likely need to follow up with the above baking soda treatment.
White Vinegar
For urine spots on your carpet or rug that are still damp, try some white vinegar. It neutralizes odors due to its high acidity and sometimes works even if the stain or smell has been there for a while. Start by blotting the area rather than rubbing it, which will only push the stain further into the carpet fibers. Then mix equal parts white vinegar and cold water, and pour the mixture generously over the soiled section. Blot well, and then let it dry. (A fan can help get it dry faster.) When dry, vacuum the area. Baking soda can be applied and used as a stain absorber.
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