We love our pets.
They are part of the family.
Sometime they do make mistakes.
What can you do?
Here are some helpful suggestions. If you are still in need of assistance, let us at Coastal Cleaning Systems help. This may be the issue if the pet stain is old and you were unaware of the spot.
Wet towels or paper towels layered and topped by a heavy weight can quickly absorb fresh puddles. Run the towels under cool water, place them over the stain so that it's covered completely, and put something heavy on top. The moisture will help soak up the urine, while the weight presses the towels down into the carpet. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes.
· If you want to use heavy books for your poultice, put a layer of plastic wrap or aluminum foil on top of the wet towels first, to avoid wetting and staining the paper of the book.
· If the spot has been wet for more than 10 minutes, it's probably soaked into the carpet pad.
Re-wet the spot with water. After you've lifted up the poultice, pour cold water over the spot again. Start pouring small amounts just outside the perimeter of the stain, slowly moving toward the center. (Moving outside to the center like this will prevent the water from spreading the urine into an even wider circle.) Allow the water to work through the stain for about a minute.Spray an enzymatic cleaner over the area. An enzymatic cleaner can help break down the proteins left over from the urine, thus removing the smell as well as the impulse for the pet to urinate in the same spot again.
· Most enzymatic cleaners need to be kept on a wet area for several hours. However, some might use a different process, so be sure to read the instructions on the label.
· If you're cleaning wool carpet, make sure the cleaner is wool-safe.
Apply another poultice. Follow the same procedure as the first poultice, and put it over the enzymatic cleaner.
Allow the poultice to sit overnight. When you pull it up in the morning, the visible stain should be gone, as well as the smell.
Clean or dispose of the towels. Because the towels you used in the poultices will have faint traces of your pet's urine on them, it's important to keep your pet from "marking" them again.
· If you used paper towels in your poultices, be sure to seal them in a garbage bag and get rid of them as soon as possible, so that your pet doesn't try urinating on them.
· If you used cloth towels, put them into the washer immediately and run with hot water.
I hope this helps
Coastal Cleaning Systems