When you pet makes an unpleasant mess on the carpet, it is important to clean it up as soon as possible. Pet accidents can leave behind unsightly stains and unpleasant odors, but store-bought cleaners can contain harsh chemicals you don't want to use around your four-legged friend. After cleaning up and disposing of any solid waste, or blotting up liquids, reach for some of these all natural cleaning agents you likely have around your house:
Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer, and it can be used on carpet, hardwood, tile, linoleum and vinyl. Mix 1 cup of white vinegar with 1 quart of water, and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the solution over the soiled area, and after letting it sit for a couple of minutes, use a clean rag to soak up the liquid. Repeat the process if you still see a stain. Also, don't worry, the vinegar smell with dissipate quickly.
Baking soda is great tool for getting rid of odors. Simply sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the affected area, and let it sit overnight. In the morning, vacuum up the baking soda. For safety, it is important to keep your pet away from the sitting baking soda.
Baking Soda & Vinegar Combo
For tough stains, you can double up these ingredients. Make a mixture of 2 cups vinegar, 2 cups of water, and 4 tablespoons of baking soda in a spray bottle. Spray the affected area and let the solution sit for about five minutes. You should then wipe away and blot up the solution. Repeat until the stain is gone.
If you are dealing with a fresh stain, all you need is a little bit of club soda. Pour club soda over the stained area. When the soda stops bubbling, check the stain and repeat until it is gone. If this doesn't work, try adding a pinch of salt to the soda.
Hydrogen peroxide can remove protein stains, including urine stains. Spot test the peroxide before using it on a large area, as it may discolor fabrics and carpets. After rinsing the area with water, apply the hydrogen peroxide liberally and gently work it in with a soft cloth. Avoid rubbing too much, as this can also cause fabric to discolor. You will want to rinse away the hydrogen peroxide with warm water afterward.
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