Pet Stains & Odors
pet stains and odor removal Your best bet is not to touch the affected area and call us first. When dealing with a pet stain, response time is most important. Quick action will increase the odds of successful removal. What is used to treat a pet stain and/or odor plays a very important role as using just any spotting treatment can sometimes make matters worse. There are products out there that, when used on some natural fabrics and/or fibers, can possibly set a stain or, even worse, "bleach" out the affected area! The fabric/fiber type to be treated should be indentified and even tested in order to avoid permanent damage. We can flush the area, thoroughly rinsing and spot treat with an enzyme solution. Our pet spotting product of choice, for treating pet urine, vomit, feces, etc., is Bio-Kleen's "Bac-Out". This enzyme product will break down the stain and/or odor by digesting it. Having used this product for quite a few years, we have seen it work wonders. Although we can never guarantee that it will get every pet stain out, (especially if they are old or on a natural fiber/fabric) if you get to the source, you will have a better chance. Bac-out is safe to use on many different fabrics/fibers (always pretest) and can be used in a variety of different ways. Visit their website for more information: Biokleenhome.com
If you have an emergency, can not get someone to come out and do not have Bac-out - or a similar enzyme product - try these:
White Vinegar
For urine spots on your carpet or rug, that are still damp, try some white vinegar. It neutralizes odors, due to its high acidity, and sometimes works even if the stain or smell has been there for a while. Start by blotting the area, rather than rubbing it, which will only push the stain further into the carpeting fibers. Then mix equal parts white vinegar and cold water, and pour the mixture generously over the soiled section. Blot well, and then let it dry. (A fan can help get it dry faster.) When dry,  vacuum the area. Baking soda can be applied and used as a stain absorber.
Club Soda
Club soda works pretty good for pet accidents. It is only effective while the soda is effervescing, so you may need to treat an area several times. Start by blotting the area before pouring the club soda on it. Once the soda has stopped fizzing, immediately blot the spot again, repeating as necessary. If the stain isn't fresh, you'll likely need to follow up with the above baking soda treatment.
Baking Soda
For dry urine spots, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the soiled affected area, and let it sit for a couple hours before vacuuming.