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Tackle Tough Pet Stains With Our Expert Approved Methods

Posted January 21, 2023 by Mike Lewis under Tips

Tackle Tough Pet Stains With Our Expert Approved Methods


As a pet owner, you know that accidents can happen at any time. Whether it’s a puddle of urine or a pile of vomit, pet stains can be a real headache to deal with. Not only are they unsightly, but they can also leave behind unpleasant odors that linger in your home. That’s where we come in. At, we’ve spent years perfecting our techniques for tackling even the toughest pet stains. In this article, we’ll share our expert-approved methods with you, so you can keep your home looking and smelling fresh.

Understanding Pet Stains

Before we dive into the cleaning methods, it’s important to understand the nature of pet stains. Different types of stains require different approaches, and knowing what you’re dealing with can make all the difference.

Types of Pet Stains

  • Urine: This is one of the most common pet stains, and it can be particularly stubborn if not treated promptly. Urine contains nitrogen compounds that can penetrate deep into carpets and upholstery, leaving behind a pungent odor.
  • Feces: While not as common as urine stains, fecal matter can be even more challenging to remove due to its solid composition and potential for bacterial growth.
  • Vomit: Pet vomit often contains a mixture of partially digested food, stomach acid, and other substances that can leave behind tough stains and smells.
  • Saliva: Dogs and cats have a tendency to drool, and their saliva can leave unsightly stains on furniture and carpets.

Factors Affecting Stain Removal

  • Age of the stain: The longer a stain sits, the harder it becomes to remove.
  • Type of surface: Different surfaces (e.g., carpets, upholstery, hardwood floors) require different cleaning methods.
  • Nature of the stain: Some stains, like those caused by red wine or food coloring, can be more stubborn than others.

Our Expert-Approved Methods

Now that you understand the types of pet stains and the factors that can affect their removal, let’s dive into our expert-approved cleaning methods.

Step 1: Blot and Remove Excess Moisture

The first step in tackling any pet stain is to blot up as much of the excess moisture as possible. Use a clean, absorbent cloth or paper towels to gently press down on the stain, absorbing as much liquid as you can. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing, as this can spread the stain and push it deeper into the fibers.

Step 2: Apply a Pet Stain Remover

Once you’ve removed as much excess moisture as possible, it’s time to apply a pet stain remover. At, we recommend using a high-quality, enzyme-based cleaner specifically designed for pet stains. These cleaners contain enzymes that break down the organic compounds found in urine, feces, and other pet messes, making them easier to remove.

When applying the stain remover, follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Many products require you to saturate the stained area and let the solution sit for a period of time before blotting or extracting it.

Step 3: Agitate and Extract

Once the stain remover has had time to work its magic, it’s time to agitate the area to help lift the stain. Use a clean, dry cloth or a soft-bristled brush to gently scrub the area, being careful not to damage the underlying surface.

After agitating the stain, use a wet/dry vacuum or a clean, absorbent cloth to extract as much of the solution and stain as possible. Repeat this process as necessary until the stain is no longer visible.

Step 4: Deodorize and Neutralize Odors

Even after the stain has been removed, unpleasant odors can linger. To neutralize these odors, apply a pet odor eliminator or a solution of white vinegar and water to the area. These products work by breaking down the organic compounds that cause odors, leaving your home smelling fresh and clean.

Step 5: Protect and Prevent Future Stains

To help prevent future pet stains, consider applying a pet-safe stain repellent or protectant to high-traffic areas or areas where your pets spend a lot of time. These products create a barrier that can make it easier to clean up messes and prevent stains from setting in.

Real-Life Examples and Expert Advice

To illustrate the effectiveness of our methods, let’s take a look at some real-life examples and expert advice from our team at

Case Study: The Stubborn Urine Stain

One of our clients, Sarah, had been struggling with a stubborn urine stain on her living room carpet for months. She had tried various store-bought cleaners, but nothing seemed to work. That’s when she called us in.

Our team of experts assessed the situation and determined that the stain had likely penetrated deep into the carpet fibers and padding. We began by blotting up as much excess moisture as possible, then applied our enzyme-based pet stain remover, letting it sit for the recommended amount of time.

Next, we agitated the area with a soft-bristled brush, working the solution into the fibers. Using our powerful extraction equipment, we removed as much of the solution and stain as possible, repeating the process until the stain was no longer visible.

To finish, we applied a pet odor eliminator to neutralize any lingering smells. Sarah was thrilled with the results and grateful to have her fresh-smelling living room back.

Expert Advice: Preventing Future Stains

While our cleaning methods are effective at removing existing pet stains, prevention is always the best approach. Here’s some expert advice from our team on how to minimize the risk of future stains:

  • Train your pets: Proper training can go a long way in preventing accidents and stains in your home.
  • Designate a potty area: If possible, designate a specific area (indoor or outdoor) for your pets to relieve themselves, and reinforce this behavior through consistent training.
  • Use puppy pads or litter boxes: For indoor pets or those who can’t always make it outside, provide puppy pads or litter boxes in designated areas.
  • Clean up accidents promptly: The longer a stain sits, the harder it becomes to remove. Clean up any accidents as soon as possible to prevent them from setting in.
  • Protect high-traffic areas: Use pet-safe stain repellents or protectants on carpets, upholstery, and other areas where your pets spend a lot of time.


Pet stains can be a frustrating and challenging problem, but with the right techniques and products, they don’t have to be a permanent fixture in your home. At, we’ve spent years perfecting our expert-approved methods for tackling even the toughest pet stains, and we’re confident that our approach can help you maintain a fresh, clean living environment.

Remember, the key to successful pet stain removal is acting quickly, using the right products, and following a proven process. By following our step-by-step methods and implementing preventative measures, you can keep your home looking and smelling its best, even with furry friends around.

If you’re ever in need of professional assistance or have a particularly stubborn stain that won’t budge, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at We’re always here to help, and we’ll use our expertise to ensure that your home is a clean, comfortable, and pet-friendly haven.

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