Pets are a big part of the lives of many families. They get to come into your home, get fed, get played with and get loved on! But there is something that isn't so great about having pets in your home - pet stains and odors. It can be hard to get rid of them once they set in because they are often tough to reach or deep-seated. Thankfully, this blog post will teach you how to get those nasty stains out for good!
Use a Pet Stain Remover or Enzyme-Based Cleaner to Remove Stains
One of the most important things you can do when it comes to getting rid of pet stains and odors is use a pet stain remover. Pet urine has high levels of acid in it, which causes the color change that we see on our carpets from yellow or brownish-orange to dull green. It also leaves behind an unpleasant odor because enzymes get released into your carpet fibers when this happens, causing a highly concentrated smell deep within them - making getting rid of those tough smells difficult! A good enzyme-based cleaner will remove both the visible stain and the hidden one underneath so you don't have to worry about any more issues with staining or bad smells. They are generally cheaper than professional cleaners too, but make sure you get one that is enzyme-based and non-toxic.
Clean Us Spills Quickly to Prevent Them From Seeping Into the Carpet
One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to getting rid of pet stains and odors is waiting too long before cleaning up after their pets. When accidents happen, get to them as soon as you can! The longer they sit there on your carpet fibers, the worse off you are because any enzymes present will be able to work their magic at full strength - making cleaning up harder than ever. If an accident happens while you're not home or asleep then get over there first thing in the morning if possible so that no damage can take place between now and then (and set a reminder for yourself). Another issue with letting spills go unnoticed is how quickly mold starts growing within the fibers of the carpet. If there is any moisture on your floors, get rid of it as soon as possible because mold spores can quickly get to work growing within those damp spots and make a huge mess out of things - not something you want!
Vacuum Regularly and Use an Odor Eliminator in Your Vacuum Bag
When cleaning up after your pets or dealing with stains from accidents, use an odor eliminator in your vacuum bag every time you clean up. This will get rid of smells that might be left behind by using just a regular vacuum cleaner alone. Even if some smell gets into the surface area then this little trick will get rid of them for good. You don't have to spend big money on one either; they are often inexpensive ways to keep bad odors under control so get yourself one today!
Let the Sunlight in As Much As Possible
Sunlight is a natural odor eliminator and it will get rid of stains too if you let it in as much as possible. Natural light has the ability to kill off bacteria on surfaces while also helping get rid of any bad smells that were left behind by accident or other means, leaving your home smelling fresh again. If sunlight isn't an option then keeping windows open for some air circulation can do wonders too - just make sure they are closed when away from home! We all know how frustrating pet odors are so don't be afraid to experiment with different ways to get them out completely. You'll be surprised at what happens sometimes when you least expect it!
Change Your Cat Litter More Often!
Litter boxes need constant upkeep if you have cats because the longer they sit there without being changed, the more concentrated smells get. Cat urine is very potent and can get to work quickly if it's left alone for too long (and you know how stinky that gets). If this sounds like your situation then buy an extra litter box or two so that one can be used while the other sits empty - allowing time for them to air out between uses. This will keep things smelling fresh until you get around to emptying each one of those containers completely!
Cleaning up after your pets is a must! The faster you get rid of pet stains and odors, the better off you will be in preventing damage to your floors or furniture. Use an enzyme-based cleaner for any accidents that have taken place on carpets.