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Senior Dog That Is Incontinent? How To Deal With New And Old Urine Stains On Carpeting

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If you have a senior dog that is incontinent and leaves urine stains on your carpet, there are many things you can do to deal with this. The first thing you must do is to get your dog treated. Once you do this, it is time to start tackling the carpet. Below is more information about how to clean both new and old urine stains so you can get your carpeting looking clean again.

Clean New Urine Stains

It is important to clean urine from a carpet as soon as possible. Doing so while it is still wet will help prevent the urine from soaking down into the carpet fibers, where it can be much harder to deal with.  

First, to get the urine out place dry paper towels over the stain. Now press on the paper towel with an old shoe or something else that is disposable. Remove these paper towels and put new paper towels on the area and repeat the process. Keep doing this until there no urine shows on the paper towels.

Mix a solution of equal parts of water and vinegar into a bowl and mix well. Pour the vinegar solution onto the stain to soak the carpeting. Use a scrub brush to scrub the carpeting. You will need to do this vigorously in order to get down into the carpet fibers. You can purchase scrub brushes that are specially made for carpeting, also known as rug brushes. When finished, use a clean cloth or paper towels to blot the carpet to remove excess moisture.

Clean Old Stains

If you have old urine stains, you can try the above to help. If you see a stain after the carpet dries, you need to turn to a professional to help you. If the urine has soaked deep enough into the carpet and reached the carpet padding, you may have to have the carpeting replaced or that section of carpet cleaned professionally.

A professional carpet cleaner has strong cleaning equipment that is not readily available to you. This equipment will not only remove urine stains but also remove dirt that is embedded deep into your carpeting.

The company will use special cleaners that are specifically made to remove urine stains. The carpet cleaning company may have to clean your carpeting more than one time, especially if you have a lot of urine stains.  When your carpet is clean, a deodorizer will be placed on the carpeting to remove odors.

Talk with the carpet cleaning company like and Superior Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Inc and they can give you much more information on how they can get your carpet clean.