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Having a pet entails many responsibilities, including cleaning after them when they poop, urinate, or mess. It is frustrating and unimaginable, but we’ll show you different ways to take out pet urine from other parts of your home.
It’s tough to stop a pet with urges, so you must be on your feet before it permanently seeps through the surface. If you’re worried and have no idea how to clean up everything, From Dark to Light is a cleaning service that offers pet urine stain and odor removal in Toronto. They have whatever you need to clean your fur baby’s pee, whatever the surface may be! These are the following services they offer:
- Carpet Cleaning
- Upholstery Cleaning
- Tiles & Grout Cleaning
If you want to try doing the cleaning yourself, don’t worry. Here are tips for cleaning various surfaces at home.
1 – Hardwood Floors
Usually, hardwood floors are not absorbent towards odor, especially if these surfaces have traces of linoleum or the top coating is a seal that keeps liquid from seeping in. However, this is not the case for homeowners with antique wooden flooring. Liquid can penetrate through cracks, making it harder to remove, even for professionals.
To clean off the smell:
- Use hydrogen peroxide.
- If the pee is deeply seated into the hardwood, try using a paper towel and putting three percent hydrogen peroxide on it before laying the sheet over the spot.
- Leave it for a couple of hours and cover it with plastic wrap so that the paper towel won’t dry up.
This way, you can remove the lingering odor. However, you should know that this will leave a stain on your hardwood floor. It’s important to let a professional handle the process since they might be able to address the stain issue.
2 – Carpets
Your pets may still puke or pee everywhere, even on carpets. Cleaning brands guarantee total stain removal, so you should head out to the nearest hardware store and get yourself a carpet stain remover.
In cases where your pet accidentally stained the carpet without you knowing, call for professional services to help clean up the mess. Or you can pour the cleaner onto the stain generously, then leave it for an hour. If the color looks thin enough, blot it out and start vacuuming. Another method you can try is sprinkling baking soda on the stain, and it will eliminate the odor. Spray on the baking soda using an equally halved mixture of water plus vinegar. Spray it on the baking soda, then let it sit and fizz for about 5 minutes before blotting and vacuuming the moisture on the floor. But if the stain is stubborn that you can’t remove it yourself, let the ‘From Dark to Light’ cleaners handle it for you!
3 – Hard And Porous Surfaces
Concrete, grout, and other surfaces which most likely have porous spots make it harder to clean off any urinal stain from your pet. Mix vinegar and water in equal parts using a hand brush. Pour it on the pigment, leaving it for 10 minutes, then rinse. If you’re outside and your pet peed on the tile grout or concrete, hose it down with the mixture and let the surface air dry. A wet or dry vacuum is ideal if you’re trying to suction water in a basement or any enclosed space around your home. Depending on the severity of the stain and the excess amount of water remaining, you may repeat this method.
Now the problem is the odor. Even if the stain is gone and the floor is dry, try using an enzymatic cleaner to remove the smell and cover it with a plastic wrap or tarp. Soak the cleaner all night so that it successfully seeps through the concrete. Once it’s dry, you may vacuum the spot.
4 – Furniture
Pets make a lot of mess that often stresses us out, especially if they choose to relieve themselves on the furniture. Even if they are caught in the act, there’s nothing you can do but get mad and clean up. If they urinate on your furnishings, spray it with cold water and keep blotting on it gently. A carpet cleaner should also do the trick when clearing up the upholstery stain. An enzymatic or regular stain cleaner can also clean up the pigment and remove the odor.
If the stain has already dried, you can try spraying hydrogen peroxide, especially if the upholstery has a light color. Allow it to absorb for an hour before blotting the stain off. A little warning, though: before you apply hydrogen peroxide to your furniture, test it out on a spare cloth with similar material. The same goes for any fabric to avoid additional permanent stains and discoloration.