Nothing about potty training a new puppy is easy, but the absolute worst part is dealing with the inevitable accidents. This is especially true if you have carpeting. How do you get rid of the unpleasant smell? Are you stuck with it until you replace your carpet at some later date? The good news is no. You can clean your carpets and remove odors by following a few simple steps.
If you’re eager to find an effective way to eradicate pet stains and odors, try this three-step process:
- Blot the liquids right away — The sooner you can catch the accident, the better. Using paper towels, immediately soak up as much of the urine as possible by blotting or dabbing. Avoid rubbing or smearing, which can press the urine deeper into the carpet’s fibers.
- Rinse thoroughly — Once you’re removed as much of the urine as possible, use clean, cool water to thoroughly rinse the area. Then blot the area dry.
- Use a good cleaner — When it comes to carpet cleaning, not all cleaners are created equal. For best results, look for an enzyme-based, odor-neutralizing product. Typically, you’ll just need to spray the area with the cleaner and let it dry, using a fan or open window to speed up the process. If the odor persists, you can repeat this step again and again.
While the above steps seem simple, they can go a long way toward giving you a fresher, cleaner floor — and in most cases, will remove odors completely. For one more sure-fire way to remove pet odors from carpets, take a look at the attached resource.