If you have a pet, especially an elderly pet, you probably need to read this post! Of course I went right to Pinterest to find a way to battle these pet stains. It only takes two ingredients and a tiny little bit of elbow grease and your carpet will look nice and smell way better too!
This is one area that was a problem. There are normally two areas that I have to keep a constant vigilance over.
This is Trevor, my grandpaw dog. He will be 16 next month and for his whole entire life he NEVER had accidents in the house. Just this past year he started to go in the house instead of asking to go outside. Poor dude! Keeping our light colored carpet clean and keeping the house urine odor free is a chore now! Sometimes I catch the accident right after it happens, but mostly he does this while we aren't home throughout the day and that causes the staining.
All you need is Hydrogen Peroxide and Dawn dish soap (the blue one is best).
The mixture is 1 to 1 and I had a large area to cover so I mixed 1/4 cup Dawn and 1/4 peroxide in an oblong dish so I could get my scrub brush into it easily.
Using a stiff bristle brush, dip into the solution and apply to the stained carpet. Rub light to get the solution into the carpet fibers. Let this sit on the carpet for about 30 minutes and then blot with paper towels (I use my foot) to remove all the extra moisture you can.
I apologize and sometimes I wonder if I'm a good blogger at all because I forget to take pictures of steps of the process I'm trying to document. Gosh! I failed to take pictures of me blotting up the excess moisture from the carpet. Here are a couple of before and afters to show the difference a little 2 part solution makes.
And one more here. After the carpet is good and dry, I vacuum the entire area. For a few more days we have a nice looking carpet. Someday I want to install tile. *Sigh
A larger shot of the before.....
And then the after. Its nice while it last, but I know he will just create the same scene over again soon. At least I have this method to make it better!
It doesn't have to be done all at once. It is a slow process in the works!C-ya next time!