Cleaning a Drink Spill or Pet Urine Stain on Carpet
Cleaning a drink spill or pet urine stain is pretty simple if you follow these important steps.
1. Blot up with preferably a white or light coloured towel as quickly as possible to soak up as much as the liquid as possible. You fold and place the
towel over the spill and place a hard covered textbook and stand on the towel or textbook to soak up as much as you can before performing the next step.
2. Pour up to 1 litre of white vinegar on the stain at a time and let soak in for 30 seconds. Pour the vinegar and water on the stain and soak twice the diameter of the original stain as the spill will spread to a wider area the further down it gets into the carpet backing and underpad. You can also dilute the vinegar with hot water up to 50/50 if desired. Blot up with a clean light towel and again you can use a hard covered textbook or something similar that is hard and flat you can place over the towel and stand on top of to blot up the vinegar and water. If nothing is available to stand on just stand directly on the towel with your feet.
3. Repeat step 2 a few times depending on severity of the stain. You may find the stain is still slightly visible once the area is dry. If so repeat the process over as there is still a bit of the spill in the carpet or underpad and will wick back to the surface during the drying process. Once the carpet dries free of any stain you have successfully removed the spill or stain from the carpet and underpad.
4. If you have an extra fan laying around you can position the fan over the wet area of carpet and speed dry the carpet for best results. If you don't have a fan available good air circulation, good room temperature and low humidity will be important during the drying process.