Carpet & Upholstery Care

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Cleaning Dog Waste from Carpets & Upholstery

Cleaning pet stains completely and successfully from fabric can be difficult, but it is worth the extra time it takes to do it correctly. Aside from making your home look and smell dirty, areas that have dog poop or urine odour will attract your dog back to the area where they will go again and again!

To clean urine from carpets and upholstery

  1. Clean from the outside inward, using a dry towel to initially blot up as much urine as possible.
  2. Next, rinse the area with water to dilute the remaining urine.
  3. Repeat the first step to blot up as much urine and water as possible.
  4. Finally, apply an enzyme solution to eliminate odours, marks and stains. Make sure to use enough of the enzyme solution to penetrate the carpet fibres or upholstery and all areas the urine may have penetrated.

To clean dog droppings

  1. If the droppings are solid, pick them up.
  2. If the waste is wet, spray with a product such as Poop-Freeze, which solidifies the waste, and then pick it up.
  3. Next, apply an enzyme cleaner to the area to remove any remaining odours and stains.

How Pet Enzyme Cleaners Work

As mentioned above, enzyme deodorisers are highly recommended for cleaning both urine and dog-waste stains. Pet waste and urine contain tremendous amounts of protein, which bacteria love to eat. As bacteria in the waste consume this protein, it creates a foul smell. To eliminate the smell you must eliminate the protein. This is where enzyme deodorizers come in handy, as they contain live micro-organisms that work to consume protein and put an end to the smell.