How to Rid Your Carpet of Pet Odours
Published on Thursday, 28 October 2010
Just because you have a pet doesn’t mean your carpet has to smell like it. Here are some tips on keeping your carpet smelling fresh and clean! As a rule, always clean up messes as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
Enzyme neutralizers contain live bacteria and enzymes that digest odour-causing protein and bacteria, permanently removing it from the deepest fibers in your carpet. These products also contain a mild cleanser that can help remove discoloration. Simply sprinkle it over the affected area and let it sit overnight or for at least eight hours. Vacuum the treated area and air-dry. Repeat the procedure if the stench still persists.
Bleaching solutions are very effective but always ensure that using it will not change the colour of your carpet. Simply pour the solution on the affected area and leave overnight. Use cloth or paper towels to blot up excess liquid.
Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda onto the affected area. Scrub it gently with a stiff brush or sponge, working from the outside to the center. Be sure to wet the brush or sponge while scrubbing. When this is done, blot up moisture with cloth or paper towels. Then sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda on the affected area. Let carpet dry and vacuum it to remove baking soda.
For general deoderising, you may sprinkle baking soda on carpets monthly (or as often as you’d like) and let it set overnight. Vacuuming the carpet will remove baking soda.
Simply pour a generous amount onto the affected area and let it fizz. When the fizzing stops, use cloths or paper towels to blot out residual liquid. Then air-dry the carpet. It may take a few applications for the odour to subside entirely.