Handling Stains Caused By Pets
Posted by Konstantin at January 23rd, 2015
CARPET PET STAINS REMOVAL
Are you a pet owner? Do you adore your furry friends? You might be crazy about your pets but not even the most ardent pet lovers can deny that they get annoyed when their pets soil their carpets instead of relieving themselves at their originally designated spots. Well, pets will be pets but this shouldn’t dampen your spirit. You can get your carpet to look brand new by following some simple techniques. Techniques for dealing with urine and dried cat-poop have already been discussed in the previous articles titled Cleaning Cat Poop From Carpets and Pet Stains Removal From Carpets. In this article we will look into how to handle hairball stains on the carpets.
If the cat spit out a hairball, you should try to pick up any solid material with the help of a paper towel. I suggest the usage of a paper towel as it can be disposed of and you will not have to worry about disinfecting it like in the case of a cloth towel to be able to use it again.
The spitted hairball will be moist as it will be mixed with the cat’s saliva and juices. In case, the hairball is already dry, spray water on it to moisten it and then apply a thick layer of salt on top of it. Step on the salt to break it up into even smaller pieces. Then wait for the salt to dry. Depending on how moist the area is the salt may take up to 24 hours to dry up.
Once the salt has dried up, use a soft but stiff brush to shove the salt into a dusting pan. If you own a vacuum, use it to suck up the salt. Some particles may need to be picked out of the carpet by hand for a complete cleaning. The stain will be removed once the salt it taken off.
Lift the hairball from the carpet using a set of paper towels. While picking it up, take care not to push it into the carpet. Now dampen the area using a wet cloth and follow it up using a dry cloth. If a stain remains despite this, take some dishwashing solution or detergent based liquid solution into a spray can and apply it to the stain. Blot with a dry cloth. Leave the area to dry for a while to see if the stain has been removed. If the stain is extremely persistent and absolutely refuses to go away, it is time grab a carpet spot remover from the market and blot the affected area of the carpet with it using a clean cloth.
In both of the above methods, the stain may be removed but the scent may remain and for most practical purposes that will just not do. The odour will keep attracting the cat back to that same spot making any cleaning work that you have done on the carpet essentially ineffective. It is thus, important to take care of the stain. The simplest way to do so is to mix in a 50-50 ratio water and white vinegar. Now spray this solution using a spray cleaner generously onto the stain. The vinegar breaks the bonds in the cat vomit/ saliva and neutralizes any pungent odours. Vinegar is a cheap and necessary item for every household and is a great, ecofriendly way to clean not just carpets, but several areas of the home. Without using chemicals, you have therefore succeeded in cleaning your carpet and dissuaded your pet from making it its permanent ‘hairball cough-up’ or urinating spot.
The key is knowing what kind of food you are giving to your cat. The lack of a high quality diet causes the cat to vomit while the staining is caused by the dyes used in the cat food. Alternatively, you can think of putting your cat on raw diet too. Your cat will be healthier and happier, a cleaner digestive system and not have any sort of vomiting problems.
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