Do you smell a strange odor coming from your dining room rug? If you own a pet, the smell could be from urine accidents; so you need Pet Urine Odor Removal!
Pet accidents on your area and Oriental rugs need to be cleaned up as soon as you find them. Pet urine can damage the rug’s colors and fiber strength. Proper treatment can save damage.
Pet Urine Odor Removal – Tips
Cotton towels and clean water are the best to use for clean-up. If the urine is dried, or has an especially strong odor, make the solution with 50% white vinegar and 50% water. This will help dissolve the urine crystals that have locked onto the fiber of your rug. The last application should be with plain water.
From your spray bottle, cover affected areas heavily with the solution. Several applications may be needed to complete the Pet Urine Odor Removal. After every application, use cotton towels to blot up liquid. Blot to dry as much as possible. DO NOT RUB – it will fuzz the fibers and change the look of that area permanently. Bath towels can be used under and on top of the rug. Stand on towels to draw out liquid. Continue until you feel pet urine is removed. Dry quickly by lifting rug and adding air movement with a fan. Vacuum after the rug dries to lift pile.
Pet urine is warm and may have an acidic pH when it lands on your rug. This is the perfect medium to affect the dye colors. Urine can fade colors, can add a yellow color or cause the existing colors to bleed into each other. The longer urine stains stay in your rug the harder color problems can be to correct – or may not be able to be corrected.
Dried pet urine crystals can be harder to remove at home. A professional area rug cleaner who specializes in Pet Urine Odor Removal is your best resource.
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