Pet Stain Removal Tips
Every stage in the life of a pet can come with some unpleasant messes to clean up. A puppy or kitten takes time to learn the rules of the household. Later, they can have an upset tummy or other ailment and leave a stain on your carpeting or upholstery. In advanced age, they may have difficulties controlling their bodily functions. At any age they can track in things from outdoors that you’d rather not have on your floors. The bottom line is if you are going to have pets, you’re going to need to get familiar with how to accomplish pet stain removal effectively. Here are a few tips to help:
- Remember that pet stain removal doesn’t just involve what you see. This is especially true with pet urine. There may be just a small puddle on the top of the carpeting, but it has also soaked into the carpet fibers, gone through the backing material, saturated the padding underneath, and pooled on the sub-floor. Dabbing up the urine is a start, but it will take the advanced methods of a cleaning company with pet stain removal experience to banish the urine completely to avoid that “pee smell” that can permeate a room. The same holds true for upholstery.
- It is also important to consider the stain resistance you have on your carpeting and/or upholstery. Getting a steam cleaner from the store may provide you with what appears to be adequate pet stain removal, but it also removes the stain resistance. That means the next accident in that spot will not be able to be removed very easily, if at all.
- Don’t forget what you don’t see. Pets can be ingenious when it comes to hiding what they know to be unacceptable. Cats, in particular, can seek out corners, under beds, closets, and other places. Calling a professional to have all the carpeting cleaned will take care of those hidden areas.
Pet stain removal doesn’t have to be a mystery or a burden. Give us a call at Steam Source and we’ll provide carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and pet stain removal that will have your friends and family thinking you no longer have pets.