Author: Gareth from House Cleaning Bath.
Eco friendly and Natural Stain removers work as well as artificial
stain removers. I am saying this because I have used them myself, when I
was trying to find a way to remove Dog Poop Stains from my floor. I
thought it would be cool to share that information with everyone who
might be struggling like me with their Pet stains.
Is Going all Natural Important?
Yes it is. But what’s the reason?
The more we use toxic general cleaners and carpet cleaners made with Harmful chemicals to clean the floors of our home, the more we expose those harmful chemicals to our pet dogs. They do not know that it is bad to lick or smell the floor and any harmful effects of the chemicals will affect them first.
So you can definitely give this method a try if you are also struggling to clean the floors of your house. Also, I would recommend you to spend some time in training your dog to poop and pee outside, possibly using a Dog Potty Training Aid, so there are no stains on your floor in the first place.
I personally read Little Paws Training, a top notch Dog Training blog by Certified Professional Trainer Daniela Carrera for any of my Dog Training related queries.
Things Needed in this Cleaning Technique
Vinegar and Water
Purchase Non Toxic Baking Soda, Click Image Below
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The Stain Removal Process
Place the Paper towel above the Stain to blot the stain dry. Do not rub the towel against the stain as that would really increase the stain mark and would likely make things difficult.
Just pat the stain with the paper towel. You can also replace the towel if it has stopped soaking the urine. Repeat the process until the stain is totally dry.
Prepare a solution of Vinegar and Water in the Proportion of 50:50 in a water bottle or a bucket, depending upon the amount needed or the area of the stain.
Soak the stain area with this 50/50 solution. The Vinegar in the solution will neutralize the smell and ammonia present in the dog urine, and the solution will also re-wet the stain, thus allowing the urine to be lifted off of the carpet.
Now it is time to scrub hard and go deep into the carpet to remove all the urine present in that area of the carpet. In case there’s too much smell, you can also go for 75% Vinegar or even 100% Vinegar solution. Test a sample area of carpet when applying anything other than plain water only.
Apply the Baking soda while the stain is still wet. As the Baking soda starts to lift the stain, you will start hearing and seeing the crackling and fizzing, you will know something is happening.
You can also rub at this time to help the baking soda reach the deep fibres of the carpet material as well. Baking soda will completely remove the smell also.
Leave the baking soda on the floor until it dries. This might well happen overnight, so leave the patch untouched until the morning. Then Vacuum the area, including the dry baking soda, once it’s completely dry, and the carpet will be as fresh as a daisy and good as new.