How do you get very stubborn pet stains out of carpet. Tried most everything. Help!
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Kelly - posted on 08/16/2009
I found this on the web yesterday but I tried it and it worked great. Fill 1/2 a spray bottle with equal parts of vingear, and water. Spray on the stain. Pour baking soda over it, let sit for 5 minutes, then vacum up. I also used vingear in my steam cleaner and it worked better than anything I have ever bought. I have white carpet, so you might want to do a test area first.
Debbie - posted on 08/16/2009
Hey . We run a carpet cleaning business and have so for over 13 years now and this is a common question that we get .. The best suggestion would be is next time this happens ring a proffesional in your area straight away. Dont touch the stain at all. When you start spraying on different chemicals and rubbing stuff in the carpet your are actually spreading the stain as well as the smell and pushing it deeper in the carpet therefore it goes into your underlay and unless you have a carpet extracting machine to suck out the mess then it will remain in the carpet and underlay. Most products that you buy off the shelf have agents in them that will bleach or bake the stain further in the fibres of the carpet and therefore discolourisation occurs and that will be a permenant thing. Most proffesional carpet cleaners that have been in the trade for a long time should have special chemical to remove the stain and smell . As pet urine and even human urine have a high spreading ability. You need to find each source because once you tread on that patch it can be spread through the rest of the area from your feet or shoes .So you may think the urine is only in one area and you treat that one area but really it has been spread to other areas and thats where it is smelly. A black light will show all the spots and than those areas can be treated.
So call a professional and thaey should help and dont spray anything on the carpet as you will just ruin it.
Hope this helps.
Hanna - posted on 08/16/2009
there are pet stain removers sold in pet stores. if that doesn't work, try baby dreft with oxiclean in hot water -- make the water soapy to the touch and try scrubbing with that -- it removes baby poop stains so it should do the same with the carpet. maybe let it sit for a few minutes and then scrub & wash it off. good luck!
Elenor - posted on 11/15/2012
OMG! Genesis 950. No doubt about it. Cleans everything - I mean EVERYTHING. Stains, smells and so on. It's also safe because it doesn't leave anything in the carpet that may cause kids and pets to get sick.
And you don't have to get rid of the carpet like someone else said. If it is bad, you use a machine that can get deep into the carpet. Actually you should do this even if you don't have pets just to ensure that there are no dust mites or stuff in the carpet. I use the 950 cleaner right in my steam cleaner. It really makes the carpets so fresh and clean. I love it. I have actually had people ask if the carpet was new. It's kind of my secret house cleaning weapon. lol
Lynsey - posted on 08/16/2009
I LOVE Woolite Oxy Deep Pet Stain Remover... It took out not only pet stains, but other stains that had been in the carpet for over a year! It didn't require major scrubbing either. You just spray it on heavily, wait about 10 minutes, then gently rub out with a damp cloth... Those aren't the directions on the bottle, per say... but that's how I got it to work and I've promoted it ever since... I've heard really bad things about the new Woolite carpet brush thingy, but the spray itself works miracles! Hope that helps!
Sheila - posted on 08/16/2009
Petzyme (available at local pet stores) is pretty good. For really bad situations, we've had someone come out and cut out that section of pad and carpet and replace it with remnants we already had lying around (work itself cost us around $75 - ouch - but it stopped the cats from rehitting the area! and it smelled much better!).
you have to spot test it on your carpet first to make sure it wont bleach...
takes a lot of the product... but just pour it on and scrub with a white cloth.
goood luck. carpet stains are no fun. if all else fails just get the professionally cleaned!
Sharon - posted on 08/16/2009
Was it a poop stain?
If you feed your dogs common foods with lots of food coloring in them, it can be REALLY hard to get the stains out.
I use Oxyclean 99% of the time it gets the stain out. When that fails I use Resolve. If your sponge/rag is coming up clean every time, the stain is well & truely set, try lemon juice. I squeezed 1/2 dozen lemons for a chocolate cake stain, saturated the rug, dropped a folded rag on it step on it and let it sit for a bit, then I get a concrete block from my garden and set that on a fresh dry rag, I keep replacing the rags until it feels dry. The stain is still there but its not as noticeable.
But lemon juice did get tea stain out of one of my favorite dresses. So its hit or miss.
I hope something works for you.
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