We love our pets. Over 85 million Americans own at least one dog, and over 95 million own at least one cat. That’s a lot of love! And unfortunately, a lot of dirty carpets. An unpleasant side effect of pet ownership is the mess your furry companions inflict on your carpet.
Pets do tricks, eat treats, sleep, and play in our homes, and it seems like the carpet gets the brunt of all that activity. Dominant pets mark their territory, puppies that aren’t house trained have accidents on the floor, and sick or elderly pets sometimes have bladder and bowel control issues in the house. Dirty and stained carpet goes with the territory when you’re a pet owner. But your carpet doesn’t have to look it.
Fighting Pet Stains on Your Carpet
If there is urine or feces on your carpet, the best thing to do is get it cleaned up as quickly as possible. Soak up as much of the urine as you can with some paper towels or newspaper. Pick up solid waste with a paper towel, leaving behind as little as possible. Once the pet waste is cleaned up, it’s time to rinse and clean the carpet.
Go Deeper for a Full Clean
Effective cleaning and deodorizing are a must when you have pet stains on the carpet. Most of us clean the surface, but the truth is that isn’t enough. When you rub the carpet to get rid of the surface dirt or liquid, it can push it further into the carpet fibers. This creates areas that are stained or places where foul odors linger.
In truth, the best way to combat the effects of your pets on your carpet is with professional carpet cleaning. To tackle the stains and odors, a professional can use the right equipment and the right products to take away every trace your pet left behind.
Looking for the best in pet stain removal and carpet cleaning? Call Whitehall Carpet Cleaners today at 803-732-3200.