Quick Guide: Spotting Animal Urine on Your Area Rugs – Sedona AZ
When pet accidents happen on fine area rugs, it can really push pet owners into panic mode. Taking your rug into Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care in Prescott AZ as soon as possible is the best plan for a thorough, professional cleaning. Luckily, there are some steps that you can take to prevent permanent staining in the meantime. Acting quickly will greatly improve your chances at success in preventing permanent stains.
EACH OF THESE PROCEDURES SHOULD FIRST BE TESTED IN AN INCONSPICUOUS AREA.
STEP 1 – By using a small stack of white paper towels or cotton clothes, remove as much of the urine as possible prior to spotting. Lay the stack on top of the urine spot and stand on it to allow the urine to wick up out of the rug fibers into the towels. Repeat this step with a fresh, dry stack of towels until no more urine is lifting up.
STEP 2 – Mix a teaspoon of colorless dish soap with a cup of tepid water. Using your fingers, apply a light amount of this solution to the rug fibers. Begin at the outside of the spot and work toward the center, then blot. Don’t rub the spot! Aggressive rubbing distorts rug fibers and can cause the stain to spread.
STEP 3 – Mix ¼ cup of clean household ammonia with 1 cup of water. Work gently towards the center from the outside and then carefully blot.
STEP 4 – Mix 1/3 cup of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of tepid water. Using your fingers to apply this solution like with the other steps, work from the outside toward the center. Again, blot the spot.
These steps may need to be repeated several times before you see real results – patience here is key!
After you have removed all traces of pet urine, sprinkle a light amount of tepid water over the spot and blot thoroughly.
At Arizona Oriental, we offer a thorough urine treatment to remove the urine from your rug. Keep in mind that all area rugs should be professionally cleaned after animal urine accidents occur to prevent damage from the destructive urine salt crystals.
Till next time, enjoy your beautiful art for your floor and remember a clean rug is a rug that can last you a lifetime!
Arizona Oriental & Specialty Rug Care serves Sedona, Prescott, Prescott Valley, and much of the Northern Arizona areas. We meet the highest standards in professional cleaning of area rugs with rug wash specialists having earned the highest training, including certification as WOOLSAFE FIBRE CARE SPECIALISTS through the WOOLSAFE ORGANISATION. Such extraordinary certification ensures the area rugs of our client’s receive the utmost in care.
Call us for more information on how to remove animal urine from your area rugs and cleaning quotes at 928-445-1718, visit our website at www.ArizonaOriental.com, or stop by Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at our rug washing facility at 565 EZ Street, Prescott, AZ 86301 (pick-up and delivery also available). (06-23-17)