Are All Carpets Created Equally? Q&A On Pet Stain Removal
Ever since I wrote an article on how to remove pet stains from your carpet couple of weeks ago, I have received emails almost every day from people asking me about how to clean a pet stain from a Persian carpet. To be more precise, everyone wanted to know do you use the exact same procedure for all types of carpets.
The answer is simple. Yes, you do use the same procedure. It’s true that not every pet stain removal procedure is good for types of rugs and carpets. However, the procedure I explained uses baking soda and 3% hydrogen peroxide. This is not only an eco-friendly and a non-hazardous alternative that avoids chemicals – it’s carpet-friendly too.
If you are not sure if this method will work, or if you have a high-end carpet, it is important to have a professional look at the stain prior to your DIY cleaning attempt. In this case your carpet needs to be examined thoroughly. For example, you may need careful pre-carpet cleaning spot test that will determine which stains can and can’t be removed before you start cleaning it yourself, or perhaps your carpet should be vacuumed thoroughly with a professional grade vacuum cleaner first.
I do not recommend using over-the-counter chemicals because they sometimes contain a small concentration of the bleach which can permanently damage your expensive carpet. Some also contain substances that can damage your health and even the environment, while others, although not bad for the environment, are certainly bad for your pets. Although these products are cheaper, carpet cleaning is a complicated and precise procedure and should be carried out with caution.
It is also very important to consider how much time it will take for you to clean your carpet. Although baking soda and 3% hydrogen peroxide is a very safe procedure you need to have some things in mind before you start cleaning it. If you are planning on having a party you need to be sure you will finish your cleaning on time. In order to ensure your party is focused on you enjoying yourself, and not the smelly pet stains on your Persian carpet, give yourself plenty of time to do everything – go to the store to buy some baking soda and 3% hydrogen peroxide, prepare your carpet and vacuum it once you’re done.
What pet stain carpet cleaning method you prefer?