Fresh Pet Urine Stains

Posted on 12/15/2016 by BISSELL
Categories: Cleaning Pet Messes

Recommended Products: Enzyme Action Urine Eliminator or Enzyme Action Plus Stain & Odor Eliminitor

Need an enzymatic cleaner for cat urine? Cleaning dog urine from carpet? Here are some tips:

  1. Blot up liquids with an absorbent cloth or paper towels. White materials are recommended because certain dyes may bleed and make the stain worse. Remember not to press down hard on the area when blotting up messes because it can drive the liquid further down into the carpeting and pad.
  2. Saturate the stain and surrounding area with an enzyme active cleaner. The enzyme action will break down organic material until it is gone.
  3. Using a cloth or towel, gently work the formula into the area using light strokes from the edges of the stain to the center; when your cloth reaches the center of the stain, lightly pinch the area in an upward motion. Do not rub the stain. Next, cover the area with a damp towel.
  4. Let it stand for 3 to 5 hours so the enzymes can do their work. If the stain is especially stubborn, leave the damp towel on it for 24 to 48 hours. Uncover the area and allow it to dry.

For more, watch our cleaning up pet urine with enzymes video.

Things to Remember When Using A Pet Stain Remover

  • Before using any spot removal solutions or formulas test a small, hidden area for colorfastness and examine when dry. If color is affected, do not use. For upholstery, look for manufacturer's cleanability code tag. Use on fabric coded "WS" or "W". If coded "X" or "S", do not use. Not recommended for use on velvet, silk, vinyl or leather upholstery.
  • If you leave urine untreated, you may wind up with a difficult to remove yellow stain, or worse, loss of color pigment in carpet. Over time, urine salts become highly alkaline, and can bleach out your primary carpet dyes, starting with the weaker red and blue. So, you are left with a yellowish or off white discoloration. At this point, your only options to remove the settled stain are to dye or patch the carpet.
  • You should always use cleaners according to labeled product instructions.
  • Keep children and pets off until dry and vacuumed
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