If you currently own or have ever owned a pet, you know firsthand that they can bring you countless hours of fun and enjoyment. There is nothing quite like coming home from a long day at the office to a warm and fuzzy face that is eager to snuggle or play. However, one of the biggest pitfalls of having a pet is the accidents they can sometimes have, especially on your carpets! Cleaning up pet waste or vomit is not a fun chore, and it can be even more frustrating when a stubborn stain will not go away, no matter what cleaning product you use or how much you scrub and vacuum.
Fortunately for pet lovers everywhere, there is a type of carpet fiber on the market that is treated with a special solution that offers unsurpassed stain resistance: SuperiaSD.
The best part about this carpet fiber is you can clean it with a detergent or vinegar solution without needing to worry that you will bleach out the color or cause further damage to the fiber.
If a pet accident happens, simply blot up or clean up as much of excrement as possible with a clean white cloth. After that, you can apply a homemade cleaning solution: either a quarter teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap mixed with one cup of warm water or two tablespoons of vinegar mixed with four cups of warm water. (Be sure to test the cleaning solution on a small and inconspicuous spot on your carpeting before you use it on a larger area.) You can apply the cleaning solution either directly to the stain, or you can put it on a cloth first and then blot the stain with the cloth.
Clean from the outside of the stain toward the center and then allow the cleaning solution to sit on the stain for about five minutes or so. After that, blot the stain with a clean, white cloth. Keep checking the cloth to see if the stain is still transferring to it, and keep blotting until you don’t see any more stain transfers. Do not rub the stain with the cloth! Make sure you blot: rubbing might end up damaging the carpet fibers.
Once the stain stops transferring, rinse the stain with cold water to remove all of the cleaning solution from the carpeting. Keep repeating this process until the stain is gone. Then place a layer of white paper towels on top of the stain. This will absorb any excess moisture and help it dry faster. You can weigh down the towels with a glass or ceramic object, but be sure to pick an object that will not transfer dye or paint onto your carpeting. You can let it sit overnight if you want to.
When the stain is fully dry, be sure to run your vacuum over it and that should help restore the texture.