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Even old stains and odors can be removed with this magic method

We love our pets, but some have an annoying habit of peeing on the carpet. Recently we’ve described ‘the ‘purrfect’ way to remove cat urine odor from carpet’ and ‘how to clean your carpet when your dog couldn’t wait to pee outside’. Both of those articles dealt with a fresh accident. But what about when you come home from work and find dried pet stains on your carpet? How can you get these out of your carpet for good?

Prepare for some carpet magic!

Before you get down to the business of removing that dried-in pet stain, get into your cupboards and pull out a few household items. You’ll need:

  • A dry rag
  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • A scrubbing brush
  • Baking soda
  • A vacuum cleaner

With everything to hand, follow these steps to make that pet stain disappear:

  1. Mix the vinegar with warm water in equal parts, and pour into a spray bottle.
  2. Cover the stain with plenty of baking soda, so that you can’t see the stain.
  3. Spray the water/vinegar solution onto the baking soda, so that its turns to a paste.
  4. Now, take your dog out for a walk for two or three hours, or go to the cinema. Take a break from the hard clean for a few hours!
  5. When you return, scrub the dried paste to loosen it from the carpet.
  6. Use the vacuum to suck up the dried vinegar and soda.
  7. If there is any dried paste left behind, spray again with the vinegar/water solution. Cover with the dry rag, and leave for another couple of hours until it is dry. Then vacuum again.

Voila! The stain, and any lingering smell has disappeared. I told you it was magic!

For more carpet cleaning tips, or if your carpet needs a professional clean or restoration, contact Porter’s Cleaning.

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