Pet Stain Removal Solutions


Pet stain removalThis is your step by step guide to pet stain removal from clothes, fabrics, carpets and upholstery. People love their pets, but don't love dealing with the nasty stains these cute animals leave behind. Unlike clothes, removing pet stains from carpeting and upholstery is a two fold task - you need to remove the actual stain and deal with the odor associated with it. Pet stains fall into two categories: Urine Pet Stains and Feces Pet Stains


Urine Pet Stain Removal

Anybody who has ever tried to potty train a puppy, kitten or a baby knows about urine - the smell, the color - yuck! These removal techniques will erase any trace of urine stains. If only they could do the same for memories of the potty-training process. Below are solutions on how to remove pet stains of urine from clothes & fabrics and removing pet stains of urine from carpets & upholstery.

Description: The waste product secreted by the kidneys that in mammals is a yellow to amber-colored, slightly acid fluid discharged from the body through the urethra. Urine stains are usually yellow and are always embarrassing. Whether the stain is made by an excited dog or a crying baby, it should be removed as soon as it occurs.

Urine stains can happen at any time. With babies, all garments are at risk, and with pets, carpets and upholstery tend to be the main victims.


Urine Pet Stain Removal from Clothes & Fabrics

Solution 1:

For fresh urine stains -

1. Lightly blot the mark with a dry sponge to absorb as much excess liquid as possible.

2. Dab area very gently with undiluted vinegar.

3. Sponge with cold water.

Solution 2:

For dried urine stains –

1. Soak and agitate stain in cold water up to 1 hour.

2. Rub a liquid enzyme detergent into stain and let stand for several minutes.

3. For persistent stains, rub with detergent, then soak in cold water for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

4. Launder according to garment label.

5. If the stain remains, launder with a bleach that is safe for the fabric. Test first for colorfastness.


Urine Pet Stain Removal from Carpets & Upholstery

Solution 1:

For fresh urine stains -

1. Blot, then sponge with clean water.

2. Sponge with ammonia solution (1 tablespoon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water).

3. Sponge with mild detergent (1 teaspoon neutral detergent – that is, no alkalis or bleaches – in 1 cup lukewarm water).

4. Finally, sponge with clean water.

5. After the carpet has dried, sprinkle baking soda over the area to get rid of any lingering smell. Apply it to the area and leave it for at least 24 hours, then vacuum it up. The smell should be gone.

Solution 2:

For dried urine stains -

1. Sponge with mild detergent (1 teaspoon neutral detergent – that is, no alkalis or bleaches – in 1 cup lukewarm water).

2. Sponge with vinegar solution (1/3 cup white vinegar in 2/3 cup water).

3. Sponge with ammonia solution (1 tablespoon household ammonia in 1/2 cup water).

4. Repeat step 1.

5. Sponge with clean water.

6. Follow step 5 from Solution 1 above.


Feces Pet Stain Removal

It can happen for a variety of reasons such as small children, if someone is really sick, if you have pets, or possibly you have an overflow or a back up in the bathroom. Excrement stains may not be an easy one for you to tackle but you know it has to be done. Below are solutions on how to remove pet stains of feces from clothes & fabrics and removing pet stains of feces from carpets & upholstery.

Description - Waste matter eliminated from the bowels; excrement. There’s no getting around the fact that most people turn up their noses at a feces stain. Even though it comes from the body and is natural, it’s just not terribly pleasant stuff. Many people are used to dodging doggy-do on the sidewalks, but that’s a less common sight these days due to more stringent laws.

Since both people and animals must empty their bowels regularly, even daily, feces stains can occur any time of the year. When changing a baby or cleaning out the litter box, those who neglect to roll up his or her sleeves beforehand may fall victim to this particularly nasty stain. The same goes for cleaning up after Rover in the park.

Early morning or late night, are the most common hours for incurring a feces stain while cleaning up after a pet or changing a baby.


Feces Pet Stain Removal from Clothes & Fabrics

Solution 1:

1. Use a dull knife or spoon to remove as much as possible.

2. For fresh stains, soak and agitate the fabric thoroughly in cold water. For dried stains, soak fabric in a soapy mixture of cold water and liquid enzyme detergent for 30 minutes or until the stain has loosened.

3. Rinse well.

4. If the stain remains, rub a liquid enzyme detergent into the stain and let stand several minutes.

5. Launder according to garment label.

6. If the stain remains, soak in an enzyme detergent mixture and cold water mixture up to 30 minutes.

7. Rinse Well.

8. Apply a laundry presoak (spot stain remover) and launder again. On white fabrics, especially baby clothes, bleach any remaining stain by blotting with lemon juice and setting to dry in the sun.


Feces Pet Stain Removal from Carpets & Upholstery

Solution 1:

1. Use a dull knife or spoon to remove as much as possible.

2. Blot the stain with paper towels or an old white towel to absorb any moisture.

3. Blot the spot with a terry-cloth towel dipped in white vinegar.

4. When dry, fluff up the area with your hand or a soft brush.

5. After the carpet has dried, sprinkle baking soda over the area to get rid of any lingering smell. Apply it to the area and leave it for at least 24 hours, then vacuum it up. The smell should be gone.

Solution 2:

1. Follow steps 1 and 2 above from Solution 1.

2. Blot the area with club soda, then cover with a dry white towel and weight it down with some heavy books so the towel can absorb the moisture from the rug. If the towel becomes damp, replace it with a dry one.

3. Follow step 5 from Solution 1.

Have you reached pet stain removal success? I hope so!


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