Bad boy! How to remove pet odours and stains from your carpets and rugs
A pet can be a wonderful addition to your life, providing joy, friendship, and companionship. Some studies have shown that owning a pet can even have a positive impact on your physical and mental health. But as much as we love our furry little friends, they’re not always kind to our carpets. Pet odours can become unpleasant if left untreated and even minor accidents can ruin your carpets and rugs. Keep reading for some simple carpet and rug cleaning tips you can use in your Toronto home.
If your pet has an accident, a carpet stain that is still fresh will be much easier to clean up than a stain that’s been left to dry. Acting quickly, take the following steps to minimize the damage to your carpet or rug:
• Apply a thick layer of paper towels to the spot and apply pressure to soak up as much urine as possible
• Blot, rather than rub the stain
• Repeat until the area feels almost dry to the touch
• Use warm water and a small amount of detergent to clean the soiled area
• Rinse with cold water
• Blot with fresh paper towels until the area is completely dry to the touch
Pet odours resulting from accidents can be difficult to remove, especially if the stain has been allowed to set. The problem is that once a pet has had an accident on your carpet, they may continue to return to the same spot whenever they need to relieve themselves for as long as the scent lingers.
To remove pet odours, follow the steps outlined above and then apply a good quality pet-odour removal product to the area and allow it to soak in—these products contain enzymes that destroy the source of the odour. Repeat until the smell is gone. If you’re not sure where the odour is coming from, have your entire carpet or rug professionally cleaned.
Deep set stains and odours
For stains that have been allowed to dry and set into your carpet, it will be almost impossible to remove them on your own, and you’ll likely require a professional carpet steam cleaning.
For carpet and rug cleaning or professional rug repair in Toronto, visit Babayan’s without delay. We’ve proudly served Toronto and the surrounding areas for more than 120 years. Contact us today to learn more about our services, or to request a free estimate.