If you have decided to get a puppy, you are in for a cleaning challenge. Undoubtedly, a pet dog is going to bring you a lot of joy, but also face you against certain home cleaning chores, which you have never dealt with before.
It pays to be prepared when you notice a dog urine spot (or something even worse) on your beautiful carpets. There are proven methods and techniques, which won’t have you running around in panic, but can get the job done. Here are three techniques, which ought to help a great deal in carpet cleaning:
- Vinegar/Baking soda mix – this is among the easiest solutions and one you have probably heard of it on a few occasions. The power of vinegar is undisputed and baking soda can absorb bad odours like no other solutions. As you see a stain, blot as much of the excess liquid as possible. Mix water with vinegar and add a few tablespoons of baking soda. Spray this mixture on the stain, let it sit for 5-10 minutes and gently blot and rub with a clean cloth. You don’t even have to add the soda in the solution, but can sprinkle directly on the spot. If this does not help you need to consider hiring a cleaning service.
- Baking soda/hydrogen peroxide mix – pulling out urine stains is now easy with this mix. Once again, you will have to soak the excess moisture by using a paper towel. Sprinkle the soda all over, and a mixture of half a cup hydrogen peroxide and a teaspoon of dish liquid. Scrub the mix into the fibres and let it do its magic for 10-15 minutes. Vacuum after that to conclude an effective stain removal Repeat if the stain is proving tougher to deal with.
- Citrus enzyme cleaner – if you read the labels on fancy stain removal products, you will notice that a good portion of them have enzymes to break down stubborn stains. Simply add orange and lemon peels into a container, funnel in 7 tbsp brown sugar, fill with water and shake. Now, it takes a few months for this to become a potent carpet cleaning solution, which you can utilise to full extent.
All of these homemade solutions and methods work wonders on pet stains and odours. Test out each of them and you will never pet problems ever again!