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We love our pets, but sometimes they can really make a mess! Follow these steps to get rid of pet stains as soon as they happen. Remember: Pets tend to return to the same place in the house when they’ve made messes before. It makes them feel as if it’s their place to make a mess.
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What’s that smell? First, use your nose and your eyes to find the soiled area.
Remove any solid residue by scraping the area with a dull knife.
Soak up as much of the urine or stain as possible with paper towels. It’s best to soak it up before it dries.
Mix together 1/4 teaspoon of clear dishwashing liquid with one cup of water and soak a rag in the solution.
Use this rag to blot the soiled area. If you rub, you will ruin the fibers of the carpet.
Once you’ve blotted with the dishwashing mixture, grab a clean towel and dampen it with clean water. Blot the soiled area with the clean towel.
Alternate between these two steps until the stain is gone.
Neutralize the area with baking soda. Sprinkle the area completely with baking soda when the carpet is dry and then let it sit overnight. The next morning, vacuum it up.