Carpets might feel nice and soft, but if you have a pup around, they just seem to attract accidents, don’t they?
Perhaps your new fur ball isn’t house trained yet, or your pup’s age makes it difficult to hold his bladder, or there’s just a random accident, but the fact remains: at some point, you will find yourself needing to clean the carpet.
But what if you can’t see the urine spot, only smell it? It’s not too difficult to locate, but it will take a hands-on encounter. Get down on your hands and needs and search with your nose, just like your pup would if he was in your place. If that isn’t your thing and you happen to have a black light, you can turn out the lights and use the black light to look for stains.
Before you get started on removing the urine spot, it’s important to have a general idea of what to do. First, do not use steam cleaners, which may just set the stain and stench, and don’t use cleaners that smell very strong, as that may just make your fur ball go to toilet there again – intentionally, this time, to cover up the smell.
Sometimes, the cleaning agents that come with your carpet can prevent any enzyme-based products from getting rid of smells. If this happens, you’ll have to use water and an extractor to clean off the agents first. And if you find that the urine has managed to get to the padding of your carpet, you’ll probably have to remove it to take away the smell!
It’s also always a good idea to send a pup for a vet check-up if he has accidents often, as it could be an indication of a deeper problem. But wait, you say. How do you clean urine stains, then? We’ll let you know in our next entry! Till then, like and share!