How To Clean Pet Accidents From Carpets

How to clean pet stains from carpets?  We have all the details.  If you have a pet who lives with you it is possible for accidents to happen. If you’re faced with an animal spot on the carpet–urine or poop the vomit–a combination of swift action and thorough cleaning will generally restore your carpet to its original state. Even if you don’t realize the stain until it’s dried and settled on the rug, there’s ways to get rid of it. If you want to clean carpets with pet stains Do not apply chemical cleaners with a an intense, caustic scent. They do not remove the odor from carpet fibers and could make pets be drawn to the spot and repeat the spot. In the alternative, you can use a variety of organic cleaning products at home which can remove pet staining.  The tips below will help you eliminate the odor and eliminate the stain. If the traces of the incident have been removed then your pet could keep urinating in the same area. The carpet cleaning process are able to be repeated as often as is necessary in order to finish the job.

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Before You Begin Cleaning The Stain

The exact location of an animal accident will usually be obvious visually. If not, you’ll be able to usually locate the area by smelling. If these methods are unsuccessful, you can utilize a black light to locate places where accidents have occurred. If you do not remove all evidence of the stain from your pet, it could keep using the area to relieve its stress.


If you see the accident when the area is wet, immediately attempt to absorb as much moisture as you can. As much liquid as you are able to collect before drying the simpler and more efficient the whole process will be.

  1. If there are bits that are vomit-like or contain feces make use of a plastic bag to remove them from the carpet, taking care not to embed anything in the carpet fibers. It is especially important to work quickly when you vomit as the acid in vomit could quickly cause discoloration of carpet fibers.
  2. Use paper towels to cover the affected area and thoroughly blot the carpet. Rags can be used to do this too, as long as you wash them by washing them.
  3. Clean the paper towels. After that, place a new set on top, and press it firmly again. Repeat the process until the dry towel has stopped taking in a lot of water.
  4. Apply a piece of tissue paper on top of the stain. Apply the pressure with your feet for at minimum a time. (Make sure you’re wearing shoes!)
  5. Take out all paper towels. Then, you’re ready to apply a cleansing solution to eliminate the stain and eliminate the odor.
Clean pet stains from carpets

What You’ll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • Spray bottle
  • Soft-bristle brush
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Machine for cleaning carpets (Optional)


  • Paper towels
  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Hydrogen peroxide (Optional)
  • Baking soda (Optional)
  • Liquid soap for dishwashing (Optional)
  • Shampoo for carpet cleaning (Optional)


Remove Pet Stains With Vinegar

  1. Mix Ingredients

    Mix a solution consisting of 50 percent white vinegar and 50% lukewarm water into the spray bottle. The vinegar will neutralize the stain, and also eliminate any odor. Create enough solution to be in a position to soak thoroughly the carpet area stained by pet urine.

  2. Spray the Stained Area

    Apply the solution evenly on the stain. Spray it enough that it soaks in to the pad and the carpet beneath.

  1. Scrub the Stained Area

    Apply the solution in a thorough manner to the carpet fibers stained by the solution. Make use of a soft-bristle toothbrush to protect the fibers from damage. A toothbrush from the past is ideal for small stains, but you’ll need a bigger brush when your pet’s stain appears large.

  2. Blot Dry

    Blot the area dry using a clean, dry cloth or paper towel. Allow the rug to dry completely before placing it flat on the floor of a wooden one.

Remove Pet Stains With Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda

Removal of pet stains from carpets

If there’s still staining or odors after cleaning using the vinegar-based solution consider a mixture with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. These substances can break into pieces the stain has been left, eliminate bacteria and neutralize the odor.

  1. Apply Baking Soda

    Sprinkle a large amount of baking soda onto the area that is stained to ensure it covers all carpet fibers.

  2. Mix Your Solution

    Mix 1 cup of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide with 2 cups of water in an empty, clean spray bottle. You could also add one teaspoon of dishwashing soap to boost the cleaning power.

  3. Spray the Stain

    Spray the solution on top of baking soda, and then cover the area. Make sure that the entire area stained is coated with baking soda, and also the spray. You’ll notice some bubbling when the vinegar reacts baking soda. Also, if the stain is placed on an area rug that is placed over the wood floor, make sure to raise the rug to protect the floor from damage.

  4. Scrub the Stain

    The solution should be incorporated into the carpet with an easy-bristled toothbrush. A toothbrush from the past is ideal to clean a small area. You can use a larger brush to tackle larger stains.

  5. Let Dry Before Vacuuming

    Allow the solution to dry for at least an one or two hours. When it’s dry you’ll see the dry baking soda on your carpet. Vacuum the baking soda.


Additional Tips for Cleaning Pet Stains From Carpets

If the stain remains regardless of cleaning it with vinegar or the baking soda/hydrogen peroxide treatment then you might want to look into the help of a carpet cleaner available to be rented from a variety of home improvement stores or some grocery stores if would rather not purchase one or have one.  By far the best way to deal with urine from smelling up your home is to call a professional carpet cleaning service.

The machines forcefully flush the carpet clean with water and possibly additional detergent if you prefer for it, and then clean the water that has become dirty. This is especially beneficial in the case of pet stains since the water can penetrate into the carpet’s fibers and pull out any remaining debris and the odor. When you’re using this kind of machine, it is recommended to wash all the carpets in the room, not just the stain, because the other way you’ll end up with a significantly cleaner area of carpet than the other areas.

Follow the guidelines of the manufacturer when using the carpet cleaner. In general, you’ll have to connect the machine to your sink using the supplied water hose or fill the reservoir with clean water prior to beginning. When the machine is ready and you’re ready to use it, it’s just as a normal vacuum moving in one direction before moving to the other direction over the entire carpet.  Let the carpet completely dry before you walk on it, or relocating furniture.  Always contact Healthy Carpets if you have any questions. 

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