Keeping your upholstery clean in the home can be difficult, especially with our furry friends that we love and treat like family. Pet hair and dander as well as urine can be a problem that could affect your family’s health. Keeping furniture clean in between professional cleaning’s can help to maintain a healthy environment in your home. Here are some helpful tips:
When dealing with pet stain removal from upholstery, it’s essential to act swiftly to effectively manage the issue. For wet stains, start by soaking up as much of the urine or other liquid as possible. This initial step makes it easier to eliminate the odor later. Use a clean cloth or multiple layers of paper towels to absorb the remaining liquid. To prevent it from seeping through to the surface beneath, place another cloth or paper towel layer under the stained area and apply pressure by standing on it or using your hands to blot up any soaked-in liquid. Repeat this process with fresh cloths or paper towels until the area is mostly dry.
After addressing the initial liquid, rinse the spot with cool water to flush out any residues. For solid pet waste such as vomit or mud, carefully remove the solids using gloves and paper towels. It’s important to handle this step delicately to avoid smearing the solids and worsening the stain.
If the stain is from urine or blood and still wet, soak up as much as possible by placing paper towels or a moist cloth over the soiled area and applying pressure. Repeat this process until the area is barely damp. Quick action in removing as much liquid as possible before it dries makes managing the stain and any odors much easier.
To further address tough pet stains, consider using undiluted soda water directly on the stain, allowing it to absorb into the soiled area for approximately a minute. Then, blot the stain with a dry towel and apply pressure if necessary to absorb any excess water. Assess the stain, and if it remains visible or has an ammonia smell, consider using a pet stain cleaner.
Consistent maintenance and regular cleaning can prevent pet stains from becoming permanent, and promptly addressing accidents can greatly minimize the impact on upholstery. It’s important to tailor the cleaning approach to the specific type of stain and surface material for the best outcome. Additionally, pay attention to any lingering odors after the visible stain is removed, as odors might persist. Implementing these proactive measures and utilizing appropriate cleaning techniques can effectively manage pet stains on upholstery, ensuring a clean and odor-free living environment for both pets and their owners.
Fresh Start Carpet Cleaning is a Cherry Hill based carpet cleaning company. We have locations in Hainesport NJ, Blackwood NJ, Burlington NJ and Willingboro NJ. We specialize in pet odor and pet stain removal. We are a family owned and veteran led business. We’ve been serving South Jersey and Philadelphia for over 23 years.
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