Pet Stains No More: How to Clean Dog Pee on Rugs?
Reviews• July 05•10 minutes
Walking through my front door after a long day at work, I was greeted by a wagging tail and a slobbery kiss from my furry best friend. As I went to the living room, I noticed a dark stain on the rug and a not-so-pleasant odor. I realize my beloved pet had an accident while I was away, leaving an unsightly stain that seems impossible to remove.
That happened about a year ago, and I bet you, a dog owner, have a similar experience. It's a love-hate thing to have a dog. I can't imagine my life without my sweet dog, but doing the cleaning is painstaking. But the good news is that I know how to remove the stain and odor easily, and I'm ready to share tips and tricks with you.
Why is my dog peeing on the rug?
There are several explanations.
First, if your dog is new to your room and you are still training him or her many rules, you shouldn't be surprised to find these kinds of behaviors because it takes time to teach the little creature to be a good boy. Just keep training your pet, and he or she will finally know what to do.
Second, there can be some problems with your dog's body. For example, as the dog ages, bladder inconsistency may occur.
Third, sometimes you may notice that your dog keeps peeing in the same place, and that's because you didn't entirely remove the smell from previous incidents.
Finally, it's also possible that your dog is mad at you, so he or she tries to get your attention.
Understanding rug installation
Before we dive into the pet stain and odor treatment tips, it's important to understand how your carpet is installed. Under your carpet, there's a sponge-like material known in the carpet cleaning industry as "padding." When your pet has an accident on your carpet, the urine will often soak through the carpet and into the padding, which causes the odor.
This two-layer structure is an innovative design for rugs, and companies like RugItAll offers this kind of rug. With Cling Effect® technology, RugItAll uses the Easy Zone system to attach the rug cover and pad. You can remove the cover when your dog pees on the rug to clean the two parts separately.
A step-by-step guide to removing pet stains
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Before you start, you'll need a few things. Here's what you'll need to remove pet stains from your carpet:
- One cup of hot water
- One tablespoon of dish soap
- White vinegar (optional)
- Deep clean vacuum
- White cotton cloth
Step 2: Using a Black Light
The first step to removing pet odor from your rug is to find the spots that need treatment. You can use a black light (known as a UV light). When you turn on the black light, urine stains will appear as bright green spots. This can help you find all the affected areas that need treatment.
Step 3: Blot the Stain
First, blot the stain with a white cotton cloth to remove excess moisture. Don't rub the stain, which can push it deeper into the carpet fibers.
Step 4: Mix Your Cleaning Solution
Mix one cup of hot water with one tablespoon of dish soap in a big bowl. If you have white vinegar, you can also add a splash of that to the mixture for extra cleaning power.
Step 5: Apply the Cleaning Solution
Dip your cloth into the cleaning solution and gently blot the stain. Repeat this process until the stain disappears. Rinse the cloth with water and reapply the cleaning solution as needed. If your rug is machine-washable, you can throw it into the washer to save you from the tedious handwashing.
Step 6: Dry the Carpet
Once the stain has been removed, dry the carpet using a deep clean vacuum. Alternatively, you can use a blow dryer on low heat to dry the carpet.
And that's it! With these simple steps, you can remove pet stains from your carpet and keep your home looking clean and fresh. Just remember to act quickly when accidents happen and use a white cloth so you don't transfer dyes to your carpet. With patience and the right cleaning solution, your carpet will look as good as new.
Preventing future accidents
To prevent future accidents, it's important to train your pets and take preventative measures. This includes providing regular bathroom breaks, keeping a close eye on them, and using deterrent sprays to discourage them from urinating on the carpet. You may also consider investing in a waterproof pet mat or covering your carpet with a waterproof plastic sheet.
I told you the story of my dog peeing on my rug at the beginning of this article, and now you know that because of my dog, I even became an expert in cleaning pet pee on rugs. But that's not the end of the story between my dog, my rug, and me.
From that day on, I've considered that there is a chance to invent a rug that can be easily washed in the washing machine. And fortunately, the answer is yes. My dog inspired me to develop RugItAll, a website that sells eco-friendly machine-washable rugs.
I understand young people who live alone like me. Chances are you fall somewhere in the middle: on the one hand, you can't live without your dog because he or she is like the sunshine in your life, but on the other hand, you shrink back from the painstaking process of cleaning the mess made by them. RugItAll is here to help. Now browse RugItAll for a washable non-slip backing rug, and I'm sure you'll find what you want!