Below are step by step instructions for pet stain removal from clothing, upholstery and carpet.
We all ove our pets, but not necessarily the spots and stains they leave behind, especially things like dog and cat urine, or feces.
When you get a stain like this on something in your house the most important thing to do is to treat it as quickly as possible, before it sets or begins to smell even worse.
Below I've provided instructions for removing these spots and stains from clothing, upholstery and carpet.
Step 1: Run the fabric, inside out, under the cold (not warm or hot) water to flush out as much of the dog or cat urine or feces as possible.
Hint: If the stain is older, you may need to soak even longer, perhaps even overnight.
Hint: Make sure the stain is gone after washing, but before you place in the dryer or you may set the stain.
Step 1: Blot any excess feces or pet urine from the upholstery, being careful not to spread the stain or grind it into the upholstery.
Step 3: Using this solution, sponge the stain with a clean white cloth.
There are a lot of commercial stain removers on the market which are designed to remove pet stains.
Check out these pet stain removers reviews here, so you can learn which removers work the best, or share your own review.
Step 4: Next, blot at the stain until the liquid is absorbed.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 until the pet stain is removed from the upholstery.
If that removes the stain skip down to step 7. Otherwise, continue on with the next step.
Hint: Test both the hydrogen peroxide and ammonia in an inconspicuous location of your upholstery to make sure it does not harm it before using either on your pet spot or stain.
Step 7: Now that the stain is removed you should get plain cold water and a new white cloth and sponge the area to remove the cleaning solution, and then blot dry.
Hint: Be sure to get the upholstery only as wet as necessary to remove the stain.
You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.
The instructions for pet stain removal from carpet is the same as for upholstery.
You can also check out the before and after pictures for removing these spots with a home carpet cleaner.
Stains and the odor they leave behind go hand in hand, especially in regard to spots and stains left by pets.
You can share your pet stain odor removal tips here, so we can all learn how to get rid of that smell.
In addition, share your pet odor stain remover reviews here, to tell us what commercial product worked well for you (or didn't) for ridding your house of that pet odor problem.
Although I have suggested a method for cleaning up after your pet's accidents, I know there are even more ways to get the job done.
Because pet stain removal is such a big topic I have made several different pages where you can share your tips with me, that will get published on this site.
You can share your tips in the following places:
I look forward to reading your tips!
Oh yes, even when you clean up all the spots and messes, you can still have pet hair everywhere.
After all, that's just part of the life of a pet owner.
I've gathered all kinds of tips and tricks you can use for removing pet hair from surfaces, from clothes, upholstery, carpet, and even hard surfaces. Come check them out or share your own!
Are you a stain magnet like me? If so, check out the A to Z Stain Removal Guide which gives directions for how to remove over 100 types of stains from all kinds of surfaces.
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Hi, I'm Taylor, a busy mom with 3 kids, so I have lots of hands on experience with house cleaning, laundry and my fair share of spots, spills and other messy catastrophes. Thanks for visiting my site.
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CAUTION: This website is provided for informational purposes only. It is provided as is, without warranties or guarantees. Some stains and messes just won't come out, and are permanent. Further, some cleaning methods can harm your item, so if what you want to clean or launder is sentimental or expensive call a professional. See disclaimer of liability for more information.
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