Carpet Cleaning for Pet Stains

Updated on October 05, 2012
J.L. asks from West Grove, PA
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I have had a very bad kitty the last few weeks and I am looking for recommendations on professional carpet cleaners. I keep looking at ads for oxy clean, steam cleaning, etc and wasn't sure which will work best for cat urine. Any suggestions?

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answers from Philadelphia on

I would go to petsmart and get some miracle cleaner which is to get rid of cat stains and urine. They have all kinds of things. I may also do the oxy clean,to help get rid of the stains. The stuff from pet smart should help clean it and get rid of the enzymes. Just cleaning it will not rid the enzymes,the cat will smell it and then the cat may spray again in that area. If the cat is not fixed,get it fixed so he or she will stop doing that. If the cat is fixed it may be a issue of jealousy or stress, ie, if you just had a baby.Good luck



answers from Seattle on

What you want is enzyme pretreatment + steam.

In the future... you can avoid getting your carpets done, by just spot cleaning with an enzymatic cleaner yourself. Kids'n'Pets is the one I use... but petstores and baby stores usually carry several brands.


answers from Dover on

Sol-U-Mel works great on stains and odors.



answers from Harrisburg on

this is a really cheap recipe for getting rid of cat urine smell....1 cup of peroxide, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and a drop of liquid hand soap.
mix, and saturate the effected area. You may double the recipe. After it has dried, if there is still oder, then retreat. It may take a few treatments to get rid of all of the oder, but it really does work! Just make sure you totally saturate the effected area.



answers from Allentown on

I also use Sol-U-Mel for stains- 3 in 1 cleaner- cleans, stain remover, & deoderizer.



answers from Philadelphia on

Baking soda! Let it soak it up then vacuum or shop vac it up.
Hope this helps



answers from Philadelphia on

Natures Miracle! Found in most pet stores.



answers from Detroit on

Nature's Miracle is the best spot cleaner for odor removal. For a professional carpet cleaner, I would recommend Stanley Steamer. If your kitty is still a problem, I would recommend keeping litter box exceedingly clean, trying different litters in different boxes (concurrently - once I had 4 boxes available with 4 different types of litter) to determine which litter he likes best, trying Cat Attract litter which is especially made for kitties having out of the box issues, getting a vet check up to make sure there are no infections, and if all else fails Prozac (for the cat). Good luck!



answers from Chicago on

You don't need a professional. Save your money!

Deep pet stains can easily be removed from carpet using Genesis 950. It is a surfactant based cleaner which works by breaking the bonds of stains and lifting them from the surface. In doing so, it not only removes the physical stain, but also the odor as well.

It is very important that the odor be completely removed because animals urinate instinctively where they smell urine. If you are using a cleaner that only masks odor, or a cleaner that does not get deep into the carpet, then you may run into problems with your animal repeating the behavior in that spot. Genesis 950 completely deodorizes and kills those odors. You will want to be sure not to clean with ammonia or vinegar (or any cleaner containing these) as those items contain some of the same chemical compounds found in urine. If your pet smells ammonia or vinegar, they may mistake it for the odors found in their urine and continue to go in that spot.

You also want to be sure you are killing any germs and bacteria found in the carpet from the urine. Stay away from enzymatic cleaners as these are bacteria based in themselves. When used, the living organisms in the enzymatic cleaners are released to feed on the stain. However they often do not have the energy to reach the core of the stain or to get into the padding. Also, being living organisms themselves, the will die out. When this happens, you then have to deal with the odor of their decomposition in your carpet. Gross.

The 950 is by far the best and most effective way to not just remove stains and odors, but also to make your home clean.

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