Posted on: 10 June 2015Share
You might come home from a long day at work only to find your dog left surprise on the carpet. Though you love your pets, they are often hard on carpets. Pet poop can leave stains and spread germs in your room. Then, there's the awful smell. Here are some tips on getting your carpet back to normal.
Remove What You Can
If you don't act fast, the poop will set in the carpet. Wear latex gloves and use a paper towel or scoop to discard as much solid poop as you can in a plastic bag. Be careful not to drop any pieces or drive the stain further in the carpet.
Let fresh poop dry first before you try to clean it. If the smell is too bad, place a newspaper or old bowl on top. Pick up small bits with a small object like an ice cream stick or vacuum remaining pieces.
Clean the Stain
Make a detergent mixture to clean the stain by mixing a quart of cold water with ¼ of non-bleach powder detergent in a bucket. Place some in a spray bottle and spray a small amount on the stain. Scrub with a bristle brush, but be careful not to scrub too hard so you won't damage carpet fibers.
An alternative cleaner is one tablespoon of white vinegar mixed with liquid dish detergent and two cups of warm water. Let the mixture set five minutes and blot with an old towel, sponge, or cloth. Keep spraying, scrubbing, and blotting until the stain has disappeared. Rinse the item you are cleaning with so you won't spread stains.
Use a fresh towel, sponge, or cloth with each application as needed. If there's still stain after the carpet dries, spray 3% undiluted hydrogen peroxide. You will find this at your local drug store in a brown bottle. Spray once daily and the stain should lighten in about two days.
Neutralize odor with a vinegar solution a mixture of two cups of warm water with one cup of vinegar. Sprinkle baking soda on the spot to eliminate lingering odor. Use a bristle brush if desired to push the baking soda further in the carpet. Vacuum after the baking soda sets about half an hour.
You should be able to easily remove dog poop with these tips. Prevention is the best method to prevent pet stains. Make certain your pet doesn't have a food allergy and follows regular outdoor times. If you can't get rid of the stain, call a professional carpet cleaner like Atlantic Carpet Care.