How To Clean Pet Stains From a Wool Carpet

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Wool carpets and pets are not always the happiest of matches. So here at House Proud Finish, we aim to improve this relationship by providing you with the best advice and care possible. The most common messes that a pet owner battles with are toilet accidents, muddy paw prints, and food messes.

One of the main issues with pets and wool carpets is the odours that accidents can leave behind. For example, cat urine is one of the most difficult odours to remove from a wool carpet as it completely saturates the carpet fibres. In this circumstance, we would recommend our carpet cleaning service. This is because if the urine is left on the carpet too long, the carpet may have to be thrown away.

Cute cat near wet spot on carpet

Cleaning Your Carpet

To clean these pet stains we have a four easy step process. Firstly, we recommend that you vacuum twice a week. This helps to pull up any loose debris from the wool carpet, ensuring that none of it gets embedded in the carpet fibres, which could damage the carpet. If you find that your pet has had a toilet accident, blot the area as much as possible until there is no transfer to the towel. Then if possible, lift the carpet and blot the underlay and clean the subfloor to avoid a process called wicking. This is where the moisture underneath the carpet will rise back up and potentially become an issue.

The best way to ensure that your carpet is clean is to commission a deep clean, our Sussex based carpet cleaning team is always around to help! We would recommend an annual carpet clean to keep your carpets looking spick and span.

When vacuuming we recommend that you conduct a spot check of your carpet. This will allow you to see if there are any stains present.

Carpet Stains

There are two main types of carpet stains; liquid-based and dry stains. A pet owner might have to deal with both of these.

For a liquid stain, such as a toilet accident or food spills, we recommend the blotting method as described above.

For a dry stain, such as mud tracked through the house, it is best to vacuum the area as much as possible over and over again, concentrating on small areas with detail/crevice tools so as not to spread the stain.

If any of your stains persist, then it is best to give us a call for advice on how to remove yourself, or for us to come and remove the stain. When it comes to carpet cleaning there are lots of variables, so a one size fits all approach is not a solution. Every carpet is unique!

Cute dog leaving muddy paw prints on carpet

Get in Touch

If you need advice on stains or are looking at getting your wool carpet cleaned, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can reach our friendly team on 0800 644 6545 or alternatively, email us at info@houseproudfinish.co.uk.

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