Our four-legged pets are a big part of our family. Part of pet life is that there will enviably be accidents, either from a new puppy, an elderly dog or simply a sick dog, it is something that happens. We are here to help. If you do not combat the stains as they occur and they build up, it can cause some serious damage down the road.
Here are a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to pet accidents.
First, do not panic. What people tend to do is get upset and start scrubbing at the stain with a host of ill-suited cleaners, homemade internet ‘cleaners and fixers. All off which, can either ruin or even set the stain permanently.
Second- blot, do not scrub. When you scrub frantically at the stain, you are going to ruin the fibers. If you were to take a single fiber of carpet yarn and rub it vigorously you would see that it would separate and look incredibly frizzy. This is permanent damage to your carpet fibers. Take a clean white towel and blot, blot, blot! Only use a white towel to prevent dye transfer from the towel to your carpet.
Be careful with cleaners. As previously mentioned, many over the counter cleaners are chemicals that are harmful your family. Have you ever noticed that a lot of them say to use gloves, do not let it touch your skin? Can that be really safe for your loved ones, including your furry family? Also, a lot of over the counter cleaners will actually set the stain into your carpet or simply shove the stain deeper so it isn’t visible, but it will still be there and smell bad.
Don’t mask it. When you use that shinny over the counter products that swear, they will eliminate odors or pour your favorite air freshener on it, you risk permanent damage. You cannot pour an odor remover on a stain and expect it to magically disappear. Many of them have oils in them which will stain the fiber even more. You need a urine treatment or urine flush depending on the situation.
When in doubt, call us! When it comes to your carpets or fine rugs, you want the best. Let us come and asses the situation. We can get a lot of stains out right away. The key is to call right away. If you let urine build up, it cannot only affect your air quality of your home it can actually ruin the carpet all together. It can get to the base of your fibers, the backing and ruin the carpet from the bottom up.
We have spotter bottles for you. When you get your carpets cleaned by use, we will leave you a bottle of our own, safe for your home, solution. This is an all-natural product that is safe for not only your carpet, but for your family as well. From the smallest to the largest family member, whether they have 2 legs or 4 legs, it is safe for them. We also sell our tile and grout cleaner by the gallon as well.
Have a stain that isn’t urine? Check out our handy spotting guide for some quick help.
From Davis, to El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Lincoln and all points in between, we are here to keep you informed and keep your carpets looking their best. Be sure to check out our before and after gallery to see our work.
Call us today to book your cleaning. (916) 348-7018