One of the silver linings for this COVID-19 pandemic has been that a lot of people are adopting pets during this time because they’re at home more and they have more time. I’ve noticed with that trend. One of the most common questions is: how do you get dog poop out of carpeting, and this is kind of I’m going to share some tips with you that I use whether it’s urine stains or poop stains. These are kind of the same tips, no matter what. So, if your dog, if you have a new dog, he’s going to the bathroom and you have carpeting, these are some of the tips that I use.
Tips on How To Get Dog Poop Out of Carpet
First and foremost, do not let the stains sit if you can clean it up immediately. Obviously, if you’re not home, accidents happen but clean it up as soon as you possibly can, because the last time it sits, the less odor is going to be absorbed and the less the stain is going to set in so clean it up as soon as possible. First, you want to clean up all the excess, so if your dog has pooped on the carpet, make sure you clean up all the excess poo as much as you can and with urine.
You just want to blot the urine with a paper towel and get all the excess urine out that you can. I use an upholstery cleaner. This is the bark bath from bissell. This is a two-in-one portable dog bath and upholstery washer. This is one I use. You can find some that are relatively cheap under a hundred dollars. They’re really handy to have if you have pets, because especially if you have carpeting or upholstery that your dogs get on like furniture or your car, these, I use this all the time between you know my furniture, my carpeting, my vehicles um.
This has been a godsend to help clean all the stains and dirt and mess that comes with being a dog owner, so I definitely recommend an upholstery cleaner. If you have one, obviously not everybody has one on hand. So, if you don’t have one um, I would recommend that you can either keep on hand some commercial carpet cleaning products. There are some that work really well or you can use some homemade carpet cleaner.
Whether you use homemade or commercial, you want to start use the cleaner in an area of your carpeting. That’s not going to be very visible, so, like maybe under furniture or in a back corner, just to make sure that none of the color comes out. You don’t want to leave. You know if it’s right in the middle of your floor, you don’t want to leave a big area. That’s faded, because the carpet cleaner that you used was um a little bit more potent than you thought um. So, I always test it. If it’s a new cleaner that I haven’t used before just make sure it’s not going to hurt my carpet and then, if you want to use a homemade cleaner.
I use two cups of warm water and a tablespoon of non-bleach or dish soap actually and then a tablespoon of vinegar. I buy cleaning, vinegar, cleaning, wipe cleaning, vinegar, so a tablespoon of vinegar, tablespoon of non-bleached dish, soap in two cups of warm water in a spray bottle, and that’s what I use for homemade carpet cleaner. It works really well, it does great on the odor as well as the stain, so I’ve been happy with that.
So, whatever you use, homemade or commercial spray, a small amount on the carpet itself, and then blot it. As I mentioned, you want to wipe and rub because all that’s going to do is spread it all around so block blot until all of it is absorbed and then just continue that process until the stain is gone. If you get there immediately, you shouldn’t have to do it more than once or twice. If the stain is quite set in it may take you a few times before you remove everything so um, you know just keep spraying blotting and do that and then allow the carpet to dry. Once it’s dry, I usually just vacuum um to make sure that everything’s up out of there, if you guys have any other questions, feel free to send me an email. I hope this information helps.