Black Hills Woman Magazine | For the Love of Your Pets

For the Love of Your Pets
Home & Garden

Pet urine accidents are among the most difficult stains to remove from rugs and carpet. While the odors associated with pet stains can typically be removed, the pH level of urine stains change as they dry, sometimes causing color loss or bleeding of the dyes. Of course, the best way to tackle this is issue is with immediate professional cleaning, but if you can’t get an appointment right away try these pet stain triage options depending on what you have in your pantry.

  • Blot, without rubbing, as much of the wetness out of the rug or carpet as possible using paper towels.
  • Using Dish Detergent: Prepare a solution of one teaspoon of clear dish soap in one cup of room temperature water. Spread over soiled area then blot thoroughly.
  • Using Ammonia: Use a solution of ¼ cup of clean household ammonia to one cup of water. Slowly pour over stain and blot thoroughly.
  • Using Vinegar: Use a vinegar solution of 1/3 cup of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of water.
  • Repeat as necessary.

When all traces of pet urine are gone, sprinkle the area one last time with room temperature water and blot thoroughly. BHW

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