Pet Stain and Odor Removal Tips

Family with dog
Having pets increases the amount of elbow grease and housework you have to do. It’s a simple fact that most pet lovers gladly accept. But it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. Although we won’t clean your pet, we will clean your home! For your home cleaning needs, call now to connect directly with your local Molly Maid. Click here to request service in your area.

Having pets can also damage your home and reek havoc (pun intended) on its smell. Having an icky smelling home can be embarrassing if Fido and Fluffy like to relieve themselves on the living room carpet.

To prevent fabric and carpet damage, and help yummify the smell of your home, here are some of our favorite pet cleaning tips:

  • For tough pet stains, put undiluted soda water directly on the stain; blot with a dry white towel. Repeat this process until the majority of the moisture is absorbed. Then, put a fresh dry white towel on the area and place a heavy object over the towel to soak up the remaining moisture.
  • To eliminate the source of pet odors in your carpet, wash the area with a disinfectant cleaning solution; rinse; and dry. Despite advertising claims to the contrary, aerosol fresheners don’t eliminate odors; they simply mask the unpleasant odor with a better one.
  • An odor disposer multi-action enzyme formula like Nature’s Miracle or Bissell carpet cleaning products will completely eliminate all odors and stains caused by pet accidents on water-safe surfaces.
  • If all else fails, consult with a professional carpet cleaner.