Children and pets – these are the two greatest joys in life. But they also represent the greatest danger to wellbeing of carpets in the house. Both children and pets often have various incidents which lead to destructive consequences for carpets. Animals can try to use your carpet as a toilet, so every pet-owner should learn how to clean pet diarrhea from carpet.
There are products, in pet-shops which will keep the pet away from using the carpets as a personal toilet, but they won’t save you from having occasional incidents on the carpet! The worst thing is that once the pet has used your carpet as a toilet, it is very likely to repeat this procedure, because your dog or cat will consider the carpet his own territory!
Upon purchase of expensive carpet you should take into account that in the house there are children and pets. Surprisingly, but many people don't pay attention to it when selecting a brand new expensive carpet for their home. They think that they won't let the favorite cat to the gorgeous carpet, but trust me – it will happen.
If your pet has had an incident on the carpet, you should act quickly! Pay attention you should use only natural cleaners and eco-friendly carpet cleaning agents that do not contain toxic chemicals. Sometimes your carpet can be restored with means that are available in every home.
First method how to clean pet diarrhea from carpet
Remove any solid feces from the carpet and discard them in the trash. Pour into a bowl 1 tbsp. dishwashing liquid, 1 tbsp. white vinegar and 2 cups of warm water. Damp the sponge in this solution and pat the stain several times. After that, wipe the stain with paper towels to collect any fecal matter that has remained on the carpet. If necessary, moisten the stain again with a sponge soaked in a solution, and wipe with a towel. Soak a clean sponge in cold water and squeeze it to prevent it from dripping. Wipe the stain again.
Second method how to clean pet diarrhea from carpet
If your cat's excrement is hard, then you can consider yourself lucky. Collect them with a paper towel or toilet paper, and then use a small brush with stiff bristles to clean the area with a mild detergent and water. After this, blot the stain with a towel and leave to dry.
If your cat has diarrhea, then in its stool there are bacteria. If possible, clean the area of the carpet with paper towels, and then wipe with a mixture of water and detergent. Rinse the stain with water, blot, and then use one of the neutralizing products, which will help get rid of bacteria and their reproduction.
Third method how to clean pet diarrhea from carpet
The first thing you need to do is to collect the hard feces and throw them away. If some remains are still on the carpet, you can scrape them carefully using a plastic brush or spoon. Be careful not to damage the surface of the carpet. If necessary, you can also use a damp cloth to apply on the stained area, and then gently pull off the pieces of the feces. We continue with the essential cleaning of the carpet. Take professional carpet cleaning agents and disinfectants to clean the carpet. Observe the instructions on the packaging by diluting the preparation in the described quantity of water. From now on, follow the instructions:
Apply directly from the mixture to the contaminated area
Let it penetrate well for about 3 to 5 minutes
Dry with a clean white cloth or professional carpet cleaning mops for wet cleaning
If there are still spots, you should be well absorbed with a white cloth or sponge
To get the best results, it is best to dry with a vacuum or vacuum cleaner until it dries.
Fourth method how to clean pet diarrhea from carpet and cope with offensive odor
First of all remove excrement from a surface (upholstered furniture, a sofa or a carpet). Wipe the affected site with soap water (laundry soap, laundry detergent, gel will be suitable for washing of ware). Wash the foam away with cold water, and blot the surface with a clean sponge, collecting the moisture remains. Then leave the surface to dry. If the awful smell is still there, use one of the options offered below.
Absorbents - sprinkle on a surface of dark color crushed activated or charcoal, ground coffee, weak tea (tea leaves). Also, well dry mustard incorporates unpleasant smells: mix part mustard powder with water (to a condition of gruel), apply the mixture on the polluted place and let's dry up. Collect the remains of mustard by a damp rag or the vacuum cleaner.
Soda or salt – first you have to mix baking soda with a small amount of water. Accurately distribute the received paste on a surface and leave it to full drying. Remove the remains of soda with a vacuum cleaner and if necessary repeat the procedure. The same way you can use table salt.
Iodine – those products will help you remove the unpleasant smell. All you have to do is add 15 drops of iodine in liter of warm water. Wet a clean towel or a piece of rags in solution, after well wring out and spread out on the polluted site. Leave for 30 minutes, if necessary repeat soaking. When the smell disappears completely, dry a surface.
Vinegar or citric acid - it is simple to remove a smell of excrements with vinegar: part 1 tablespoon of 9% of vinegar in two glasses of water and add several drops of gel for washing of ware. Rub solution in a surface or sprinkle a spray. Leave for 20 minutes and repeat the procedure. In 20 minutes wash away the mix remains cold water, dry the site a towel. In the same way process an affected area the lemon juice diluted with water (in a proportion 4:1).
Bleaching powder or peroxide - chlorine-containing bleach will be suitable for a white carpet: rub a small amount of means, in 20-30 minutes wash away water and dry.
Mix peroxide of hydrogen with water (in a proportion 1:1); add a little soap or liquids for washing of ware. Apply solution on the surface which is previously processed by vinegar (9%) and strewed with baking soda. Leave for an hour, later remove the solution remains a brush.
When cleaning diarrhea or urine stains from the carpet, avoid the use of means which contain chlorine. And one of the reasons is that they are carcinogenic. Besides such means can cause boomerang effect.
For example, the smell will be unpleasant to a cat, and she will decide to hammer it own. For this reason it is undesirable to use liquid ammonia.
Excellent way to cope with removal of an unpleasant smell is to use the washing vacuum cleaner. However, at first we recommend to process on a small area of the carpet. If this "operation" takes place well, then it is worth cleaning a product completely. Different means use for different surfaces.
We recommend you to use also laundry soap. It is necessary to rub and mix it a little with warm water. At you gruel which should be applied on a sofa or a carpet will turn out and to leave for only several minutes.
It is necessary that fabric has become impregnated with this soap solution. After that it is necessary to take a damp sponge and to remove the foam remains. If not to make it, then there will be spots from soap.
How to clean the carpet from cat urine?
Attention: owners of cats should always pay attention to the causes of inappropriate excretions from animals. It is possible that this is caused by violations of the genitourinary system. And only competent treatment will solve the problem.
The most important thing you should remember when cleaning cat's urine is to do it right away, while urine is still "fresh". Urine begins to split, settling in your carpet - it's caused by bacteria that feed on organic waste that transforms this waste into gases - this causes a strong smell of ammonia. The longer the traces of urine stay on the carpet, the more the odor is absorbed into the surface of the carpet and can even seep up to the wood floor.
Fresh urine can be cleaned as follows:
Blot the stain - use an old thick bath towel to get as much liquid as possible. Continue the process with paper towels until all moisture has been removed.
Dilute and again blot - soak the affected area of the carpet with clean water or a weak solution of white vinegar and water, then blot again.
Neutralize - if the smell does not disappear after the carpet has dried, it's time to take more serious measures, namely, special compounds for removing the smell of urine, which are based on chemicals, enzymes and bacteria. The formula is designed specifically to neutralize the smell of urine by killing bacteria that provoke this odor.
If urine has dried naturally, the process of decomposition of bacteria is in full swing. Anything that can help you in this situation is products that eliminate the smell of urine. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for best results. Remember that if urine has penetrated up to the wooden floor, then it may be necessary to remove the carpet in order to process the wood directly. Remember to wear protective gloves while cleaning the carpet from feces and urine stains!