DIY Pet Stain Removal vs Professional Stain Removal

Our pets are like family and we enjoy sharing our space with them. And while we would rather do without their messy stains, we still wouldn’t trade them for the world. Accidents happen, right? 

A quick Google search online and you will find many DIY pet stain removal techniques promising to leave your carpet better than it was before the stain. Really? Let’s take a look at a few of these DIY methods and see if they work. 

Vinegar and Baking Soda

One of the most common DIY methods found online involves the use of white vinegar, baking soda, and a large dish. To try this for pet stain removal, you are to saturate the stained area with white vinegar. Then sprinkle a layer of baking soda on top. To let these two come together to get to work, you will have to wait – a couple of days. The instructions say to place a large plate or bowl over the stain so that no one steps on the wet spot. Once it is dry, scoop up the bulk of the baking soda and vacuum up the rest. 

This method may very well work for you, but there is a lot of waiting. And, if you have quite a few stains you are trying to tackle, you don’t want to have all your dishes on the floor covering stains throughout your home. 

Store-Bought Cleaning Products

There are many different products you can buy at the store that claim to remove pet stains. They often tell you to let it sit for a bit before you clean it up. And then when you do, you want to blot it, not rub it. 

Many are very similar with similar instructions – but do they work? They may. Though it may take you a few tries to find one that works decent enough for your carpet and upholstery. There is never any guarantee. And again, if you have many stains, this could be a very time-consuming process. 

Do DIY Pet Stain Removal Methods Work? 

While it may appear that some of these DIY pet stain removal techniques do appear to remove the stain, there is one big problem – spot cleaning. Because you are only focused on spots where there are stains rather than the entire space, you could leave your carpet looking a little, well, spotted. And that’s probably not the look you are going for at all. Perhaps it is better to treat the carpet in its entirety. 

Call in the Professionals

Let’s be real – pet stains can be plentiful. You could try every DIY pet stain removal method and hope that it works. And then repeat it over and over to the stains throughout your home on the carpet and the upholstery. Or, you could simply call in the professionals for a stain removal job that you know will work – and in a lot less time, too. 

It is important to note, too, that trying all these random DIY methods on your carpet and upholstery could potentially damage them. But when you hire a professional carpet and upholstery cleaning company, you can have the confidence that you will have stellar results. 

First Class Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning has proudly been providing expert care in residential and commercial carpet cleaning, including fine fabric upholstery cleaning, throughout the Hudson Valley, for over 20 years.They also specialize in fine fabric cleaning, wood floor, tile and grout cleaning. Contact First Class Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning today!

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