Organic Solutions for Pet Stain Removal From a Carpet
Even the most well trained pets have accidents.
Cleaning up after a dog that has lost bladder control or a cat
that urinates on the carpet can be a worrisome task. Using conventional
urine stain removers that contain chemicals and are overloaded
with fragrances can be hazardous. Here are some organic
methods to remove pet stains and eliminate the offensive
odor. These steps are important in removing the problem completely.
1. Treat the stain as quickly as possible.
2. Use a rag, eco-friendly paper towel, or
newspaper to blot as much excess urine as possible.
3. To avoid spreading the stain, work from
the outside inward.
4. All layers of a carpet must have excess
urine removed and treated for stains. Carpeting, as well as,
padding and other under layers are included.
Homemade Pet Stain Removers
Simple, natural ingredients found in the kitchen
can be used to make a pet stain remover. Baking soda is natures
deodorizer. It is harmless to the environment. Depending on the
surface to be treated, there are a variety of ways to use it.
Washable throw rugs and other pet stained items can be put into
the washing machine, have a box of baking soda added and washed
on the normal cycle. The items should be air dried.
Carpeting is laundered by sprinkling baking
soda on the stain and allowing it to absorb as much moisture
as possible. Vacuum thoroughly then treat with an option from
the list below.
Hydrogen peroxide is a great natural
stain remover. Combine 1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda, ½
teaspoon natural dish soap, and 12 ounces of hydrogen peroxide.
Apply a liberal amount to the stain, using a spray bottle. Allow
the solution to dry completely, and then vacuum the residue that
Rosemary is an essential oil that aids
in deterring pets from re-staining an area of carpeting. Let
a mixture of a melted bar of castile soap and equal parts of
rosemary essential oil and rubbing alcohol set, then use it to
spray or blot the affected area.
Vinegar can also be used. After applying
baking soda or blotting the stain thoroughly, mix equal portions
of vinegar and warm water. With a spray bottle or in a blotting
manner with a rag, apply the mixture. Soak up the stain by placing
and cloth and something heavy on the stained area. Repeat as
Natural Store-Bought Products
If making a homemade solution is not feasible,
natural store-bought products are available that work quite well.
The best products are enzyme cleaners. They contain natural organisms
that feed on odor-causing bacteria found in stains.
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