The joys of pet ownership are many. But with the responsibilities of caring for a furry friend are the chores of cleaning up when accidents happen. Older pets, in particular, are prone to urinate on carpeting more frequently.
In this issue, we’ll share tips for cleaning up after your furry friend.
HOW TO CLEAN UP AFTER FRESH PET URINE ACCIDENTS?
If the stain is still wet, place several paper towels over it. Cover that with a thick layer of newspapers. Then, stand on the padding for a minute. Repeat until the affected area is hardly damp.
A good way to train your pet is to place the urine-soaked paper towels in their designated area for “bathroom needs.”
HOW TO CLEAN UP AFTER PET STAINS THAT HAVE ALREADY SET?
First off, avoid using steam cleaners; the heat will permanently set the stain and odor by bonding protein into the man-made carpet fibers.
Instead, renting a carpet cleaner from your local grocery or hardware store is a good option.
You should avoid using cleaning chemicals with strong odors – ammonia, vinegar, etc. – as they may actually encourage your pet to strengthen their urine scent mark.
If the urine has soaked into the carpet padding, you may need to replace that portion of your carpet and padding.
HOW TO PREVENT FUTURE ACCIDENTS FROM YOUR PET?
Once you’ve cleaned the area as best you can, your next job is to make that area as unattractive for your pet as possible.
Remember, your pet probably has a keen sense of smell, and as long as they can smell their personal scent, they’ll most likely continue to visit that spot.
FOR EXPERT CARPET CLEANING IN SAN DIEGO, CALL J&M KEYSTONE!
We hope you can use this small bit of DIY advice in cleaning up after your pet.
When it’s time to thoroughly clean your carpets, though, it’s best to call a professional. That’s because it involves trapping dust and contaminants, using low-moisture extractors and powerful chemical cleaning agents.
Protect your investment by relying on the expertise of the J&M Keystone professionals. We’re available around the clock, so call us at 800-368-2757.
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