Vinegar to Remove Pet Stains
Pets are like family for most of us. However, sometimes these pets can make life complicated. Even the well-trained pets will have their naughty moments and leave stains on carpets from vomit, urine, and poop.
If you are like me, you would want to clean these stains using organic products rather than using strong chemicals that are not just harmful for the carpets but also the environment. Vinegar is something that can come in handy in these situations as it naturally contains cleansing properties.
Today we will go over how you can clean your carpets using vinegar.
First, let’s go over the materials you will need to do the cleaning.
- Cloth or paper towels (paper towels work better)
- Equal amounts of water and white vinegar
- Baking Soda
Step 1: Blot the Stains
After cleaning the vomit, feces, urine, etc., blot the stains using a paper towel until the stain is dry. Rubbing stains can make them spread even more. Therefore, make sure not to do so unless you want to rearrange the carpet. Replace the paper towel if you need more to soak up the pet stains. Keep repeating the process until the stain is dry.
Step 2: Apply Vinegar
Make a solution of water and vinegar in a bucket or bottle, using each in equal amounts. Then soak the stain using the water/vinegar solution. This solution lets you get rid of stubborn stains and makes the stain soggy again so that you can remove any remaining urine, vomit, and so on. The vinegar also neutralizes the smell coming from the stains left by the pet.
Now comes the time to start scrubbing. Try to scrub firmly to reach any smelly elements deep into the fibers of the carpet. If the smell is horrible, use 100% vinegar to clean the stain.
Step 3: Use Baking Soda and Then Wait
While the stain is wet, apply some baking soda and vinegar solution to the stain. As soon as you do this, you will hear a fizzing sound. However, there is nothing to worry about as it is just the baking soda and vinegar working to remove the stain and the smell.
Leave the stain with baking soda and vinegar overnight or longer, depending upon the amount used. After it dries up, use a vacuum cleaner to remove the baking soda. Your carpet should now be as good as new.
Cleaning pet stains might be easier than you think, and once you get used to the process, you might even start recommending it to others troubled by naughty pets.