Having a pet-in-training at home, plus owning carpeted floors spells out a big disaster waiting to happen! The tendency of untrained pets when they want to do their business is to find a corner with a comfortable surface—which is, more often than not, your carpets. It may be challenging to take away the tough stains that your fluffy friend has left, but that’s just part of a pet parent’s many responsibilities.

To help you out with this effort, follow the following steps to get rid of these stubborn stains.

Step 1: Get Rid of the Mess

The first thing to do is to get rid of the waste they left. If they “marked their territory,” use a super-absorbent cloth to blot. If they pulled a number two, then scoop it up or sweep it, collect it all properly in a doggy bag, and then throw it outside. Dry fecal matter often requires less maintenance—but if your pet left a wet one, then there’s certainly a lot of work to do!

After that ordeal, gather all the materials you need to get the job done.

Step 2: Spray the Cleaning Solution

You only need two things to make a safe and effective home cleaning solution: vinegar and water. Pour the mixture over the area affected by pet accidents/urine stains, rub lightly using something non-abbrasive and let area dwell for 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 3: Blot the Stained Area

After the solution has seeped in, blot the surface with another clean and absorbent cloth. Do not rub the stain–that only makes things worse! Blot from the outside to the inside to prevent the stain from spreading. Keep this up until the carpet begins to dry. If your rag gets wet, you may need to use a new one.

Rinse the area with clean water after.

Step 4: Apply baking soda to help remove the smell

Getting rid of the pet waste smell on your carpets seems like a daunting feat, but have no fear! Simply take baking soda and apply it to the affected area for 24 hours. Then vacuum the carpet to remove any excess dried animal substance that might be left behind.

Step 5: Get professional help

It takes the right tools and know-how to keep your carpets and floors truly clean. Odors can set in, no matter how well you regularly maintain them. If you let odor problems go too long with spot cleaning before hiring a professional carpet cleaner or bringing in the professionals who have been trained to handle these tough problems then they are likely going to cost much more than if you get us in sooner rather than later.


Taking care of pets comes with a set of extra responsibilities, especially when they’re not housebroken yet. The training phase is always the toughest, but once they get the hang of things, they will hopefully leave your carpet alone. The time it takes to train your pet is much more worth it than spending time spotting your carpet more than you should.

Has your pet left a stain on your carpet that just won’t come off no matter how much you try? Then it’s probably about time you call professional carpet cleaning services in Fresno, Clovis and Madera California. Complete Carpet is a professional carpet cleaning service that can get your pet stains out from top to bottom. Call us now!

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