Muddy Paw Prints and Dirt Stains

Posted on 12/15/2016 by BISSELL
Categories: Cleaning Pet Messes
Recommended Product: Oxy Stain & Odor Eliminator or Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner

Steps To Using A Pet Stain Remover For Mud And Dirt Stains

  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.  Pick up solids with a spoon, spatula or create a scraper by cutting a paper plate in half and use the two straight edges to scoop underneath the mess.  Grabbing the mess with a paper towel can push the stain and solids further into the carpeting.
  3. Spray cleaner on the stain and surrounding area.  Allow cleaner to work for 5-10 minutes.
  4.  Using a cloth or towel (or brush head), 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 to lift the stain out. Do not scrub the stain.

If the dirt stain remains, follow these additional steps:

  1. After the mess is removed, apply an enzyme-producing bacteria detergent to the stain. The action of enzymes with attack and loosen any leftover residue.  Saturate the stain and surrounding area.
  2. Cover the area with a damp towel and let the enzyme-producing bacteria detergent work on the stain for 3-5 hours.

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.
  • You should always use cleaners according to labeled product instructions.
  • Keep children and pets off until dry and vacuumed.
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