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How do YOU treat pet stains?

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Category: Carpet Cleaners Discussion
Forum Name: Urine Stains and General Spot Removal
Forum Description: Having trouble getting that spot out? Problems with urine?
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Topic: How do YOU treat pet stains?
Posted By: Atlantis
Subject: How do YOU treat pet stains?
Date Posted: 18/May/2009 at 11:46pm
I just ordered ANOTHER case of UPT and Milgo this month. ANOTHER $200! Yes, I'm making money with pet stains but also spending a great deal. So I'm wondering what works for you guys, what products and the cost. Are you using a claw to extract subsurface damage? How is that working for you?

Posted By: FuzzSucker
Date Posted: 21/May/2009 at 12:06am
I use Osr from pro's. It is also crazy expensive. 

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Posted By: LilNiteRidrhood
Date Posted: 31/May/2009 at 9:09am

Textile rinse, waterclaw, Triple Action, wait 20 minutes, waterclaw, repeat if necessary.

Triple Action by Esteam is a odour absorbent, enzyme and encapsulant all in one.

Posted By: AndyMan
Date Posted: 02/June/2009 at 7:47pm
on pet urine try mixing white vinegar and water.  spray/pour enough on stain to soak it- steam it up... works great - can't beat the price.. before u laugh , try it - it works


Posted By: Atlantis
Date Posted: 03/June/2009 at 11:03am
I don't doubt it Andy. I use ammonia and an iron on red stains rather than Red Dye remover and it works GREAT! Any way to neutralize the smell of vinegar before applying?

Posted By: AndyMan
Date Posted: 03/June/2009 at 2:18pm
that is one of the bad features of using vinegar- the smell.  Most people like it much better then the smell of the dog urine!!!!  I mix a small amount of deodorizer into the mix and that usually makes it tolerable.


Posted By: demonsperm
Date Posted: 13/June/2009 at 9:36pm
The claw may work great on a fresh stain , but im usually called after it accumulates.
Overspray with prezyme rinse with fiber rinse and overspray with enzyme 5.

Posted By: James21
Date Posted: 08/July/2009 at 9:04pm
I found over time that the absolute best for set in stains is an enzyme cleaner..

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Posted By: AndyMan
Date Posted: 09/July/2009 at 6:16am
ty- what procedure/product do you use for red stains such as kool-aid....


Posted By: sandiegocarpets
Date Posted: 30/July/2009 at 5:37am
I think that the key is to remove most of the stain using a white cloth immediately, but if you are not a professional in this field, you'd better contact one for a complete pet stain and odor removal.

Posted By: bullets
Date Posted: 31/July/2009 at 10:44am
just magic has always worked well for me with urine stains, both old and new.

Posted By: Steam Man
Date Posted: 09/August/2009 at 1:10pm
Most urine problems require a strong acid to counter the high alkalinity accept for the freshest of piddles.

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Posted By: Americancarpet
Date Posted: 23/August/2009 at 11:50am
Vinager and water... throw in a little baking soda if the stain has been there a long time. Soak... let sit then extract with a water claw. FLUSH the area again with clean water and extract again with a water claw. Spray on Odorcide and that problem is history... NEVER to return again. It's CHEAP, easy and effective.... kinda like my first girlfriend! :):)

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Posted By: AndyMan
Date Posted: 23/August/2009 at 2:14pm
Hey I knew a girl like that once too-


Posted By: Mark McMaster
Date Posted: 24/August/2009 at 5:03pm
 I knew her too and the doctor cleared it right up. LOL Get rid of the pet. Simple solution

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Posted By: jsinopoli003
Date Posted: 14/October/2009 at 9:45am
Yes the vinegar, water and baking soda works great especially for scent and color...but if you want to todally kill all bacteria that arises with urine ....i flush the spots with a product called Hydrocide it works awsome and then i use my waterclaw..and then you can leave ur customers home with no worries
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Posted By: Soil Lint Green
Date Posted: 14/October/2009 at 1:02pm
Hydrogen Peroxide kills bacteria as well.

It's ORY GUN, not OR A GONE. Learn to talk.

Posted By: aqualityassured
Date Posted: 09/February/2010 at 1:18am
In my experience, you need to break down the urine first then use an enzyme cleaner.  Vinegar does work and I use it when I run out.  But Vinegar is only a quick fix.  Some more severe jobs.  You will run into problems with the smell because you are using alot more vinegar.  

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Posted By: doug
Date Posted: 09/February/2010 at 8:09am
Originally posted by aqualityassured aqualityassured wrote:

In my experience, you need to break down the urine first then use an enzyme cleaner.  Vinegar does work and I use it when I run out.  But Vinegar is only a quick fix.  Some more severe jobs.  You will run into problems with the smell because you are using alot more vinegar.  
Please disregard above information:???

Just My opinion

Posted By: Captain MooCo.
Date Posted: 02/April/2010 at 8:49am
So what are you guys using to get out old pet Feces stains? 

Posted By: Michael
Date Posted: 05/April/2010 at 3:06pm
Protein spotter, but old feces spots are often difficult.

Posted By: Captain MooCo.
Date Posted: 05/April/2010 at 8:18pm
Yeah I've tried protein spotters but with minimal results. I think the best one I've found so far was Hrvrd Pet stain off. Do I just need to be really persistent, treat, dwell, rinse, extract with claw, repeat....

Posted By: Michael
Date Posted: 05/April/2010 at 8:35pm
It's very rare that I would put that much into removing a spot. You'll eventually cause texture change and possibly color loss if you throw too much into it. Haven't you ever had a dry cleaner tell you they were unable to continue treating a spot because of possible damage to the garment? Give it a reasonable amount of attention then call it a day. 

Posted By: Captain MooCo.
Date Posted: 05/April/2010 at 10:17pm
I was just wondering because I've come across some stains like that and the customer was not satisfied. I am a IICRC certified carpet cleaning tech but not a certified restoration tech, so I don't know that much about that stuff.

Posted By: Carpetologist
Date Posted: 15/April/2010 at 12:21pm
There is a multitude of companies who make a multitude of excellent products for removal and killing odor from urine stains.

But, the true secret is in the delivery system of the said products. To be anywhere close to total success you need the proper tools.

Yes, a blacklight or moisture probe or both for identification purposes. You need to first know what and how big the problem you are attempting to fix. Then comes the product and lots of it as the urine is most likely all the way down through the carpet and underpad and into the floor.

Spritzing a product regardless of how good it is onto the surface is not solving deeper problems. Once the stain has been soaked and given some dwell time you now need a super-sucker. Better known as the spotting - Water Claw . This tool is far superior for removing moisture than any other device yet invented. -

There is no miracle cure and you must invest and work at it. When you do that then you can charge accordingly and professionally.

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Posted By: RIP IT
Date Posted: 15/April/2010 at 6:15pm
The residual stain may end up being harder to remove than the odour. It may involve using heat transfer in an attempt of stain reduction but this process is best left to someone who has the knowledge of how to do it properly.

Dont treat people like customers. Treat them like friends.

Posted By: Captain MooCo.
Date Posted: 16/April/2010 at 10:06am
I know how to do heat transfer properly. I was just wanting to know if there was a product that could remove the stain left behind with out going through the heat transfer process. 

Posted By: aqualityassured
Date Posted: 27/January/2011 at 3:29am
pretty neat video!  The water claw looks like it works great!

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Posted By: annatriumph
Date Posted: 08/April/2011 at 9:30am

For New Stains

  • 1

    Remove any excrement and blot the entire wet area immediately and firmly with a clean, white, absorbent towel or cloth.

  • 2

    Pour a small amount of liquid detergent onto the cloth or towel and rub stained area with just enough firmness to remove the stain.

  • 3

    Mix together 1 quart warm water and 1/2 cup white vinegar.

  • 4

    Slowly dribble the mixture onto the stain.

  • 5

    Place several clean, dry, white towels over the stained area.

  • 6

    Walk over the wet area several times to absorb excess moisture.

  • 7

    Place books or other heavy objects over the area.

  • 8

    Allow the objects to stand on the area for 4 to 6 hours.

  • 9

    Remove the towels.

  • 10

    Use a soft-bristled hairbrush to raise the nap of the carpet. -

Posted By: Soil Lint Green
Date Posted: 09/April/2011 at 12:53pm
Then call a PROFESSIONAL CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY TECHNICIAN, annatriumph.  Home remedies are for people with low standards and expectations.  How many urine stains and odor problems have you been paid to address this year?

It's ORY GUN, not OR A GONE. Learn to talk.

Posted By: westcovina
Date Posted: 16/June/2011 at 7:40pm
I like OSR as well.

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Posted By: nathan112
Date Posted: 23/August/2011 at 1:13am
i know a product its called urine rescue of the best for sure taking all the stain out but you need to be careful its kinda dangers   

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Posted By: duckcountry
Date Posted: 23/August/2011 at 1:28am
does it work on wool?

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Posted By: Lavon
Date Posted: 05/June/2017 at 6:23pm
Osr works great for me! I swear by it! Can't go wrong.

Posted By: Tomright
Date Posted: 12/November/2017 at 9:51pm
So many apartment complexes to clean, so many pet stains...... Never ends. We have our own special powerful concoction that we we've experimented with and put together over the years. Works pretty well, however, I will say some pet stains are a bugger

Posted By: Mr.Mike
Date Posted: 15/November/2017 at 4:50pm
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Posted By: jakefinn
Date Posted: 13/February/2019 at 7:59am
To remove the pet stains from the carpet, you should follow steps:

1 Start pouring the vinegar over the stain.
2. Apply the baking soda powder over the affected area. you will hear a crackling sound that means the vinegar starts to react with the baking soda.
3. Keep this solution on the carpet for a few minutes.
4. Once the solution dries up to rub the baking soda and take off into the dustbin.
5. At last, vacuum the carpet properly.

Posted By: Carpet Clean Pro
Date Posted: 15/April/2019 at 5:17pm
If you decide to use vinegar, you can also sprinkle it with baking soda. Wait for a bit and then vacuum it up.

Posted By: Carpet Clean Pro
Date Posted: 15/April/2019 at 5:19pm
Oh sorry, has just seen Jakefinn's reply- totally agree

Posted By: lonnaneeley
Date Posted: 22/July/2020 at 5:13pm
I use a cleaner with the chemical!

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