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The Best Ways To Remove Pet Stains & Odor


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If you are a pet owner, this is the blog for you! We all know that accidents happen. Whether it's a puppy who's still being house-trained, a cat who's marking their territory, or an older pet with bladder control issues, pet stains and odors can be a real problem. Not only are they unpleasant to deal with, but they can also be difficult to completely remove. In this blog, we'll provide some tips for effectively removing pet stains and odors from your home.

Act quickly

The key to successfully removing pet stains and odors is to act quickly. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove the stain and the more likely it is that the odor will linger. As soon as you notice a pet stain, blot up as much of the liquid as possible with a clean towel or paper towels. If the stain has already dried, use a damp cloth to moisten it before attempting to clean it.

Use the right cleaning products

Not all cleaning products are created equal, especially when it comes to removing pet stains and odors. Avoid using bleach or ammonia-based cleaners, as these can actually make the odor worse by activating the proteins in the urine. Instead, use an enzyme-based cleaner designed specifically for pet stains and odors. These cleaners work by breaking down the proteins in the urine and eliminating the odor at the source.

Test for colorfastness

Before using any cleaning product on a stain, test the area for colorfastness. Apply a small amount of the cleaner to an inconspicuous area, such as a corner of the carpet or a hidden part of the upholstery, and wait a few minutes to see if the color fades or changes. If there's no change, you can proceed with cleaning the stain.

Follow the instructions

When using a cleaning product, be sure to read and follow the instructions carefully. Some cleaners may need to be left on the stain for a certain amount of time to be effective, while others may need to be rinsed off with water. Using too much cleaner or not following the instructions could result in damage to your carpet or upholstery.

Consider professional cleaning

If you're dealing with a particularly stubborn pet stain or odor, or if you're unable to remove the stain yourself, it may be time to call in the professionals.


At Barefoot Cleaning, our professional cleaning service team has the proper equipment and expertise needed to thoroughly clean your carpets or upholstery and remove any lingering pet odors.

In conclusion, removing pet stains and odors can be a frustrating and challenging task, but with the right approach, it can be done. Act quickly, use the right cleaning products, test for colorfastness, follow the instructions, and consider professional cleaning if needed. By following these tips, you can keep your home clean and fresh, even with your furry friends around.


Contact Barefoot Cleaning LLC today!



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