Removing Pet Stains And Odor Problems

We are all crazy about our pets and while most of us consider our fury little friends to be like family members. It can prove to be a little unnerving to deal with the occasional accidents that lead to pet stain and odor problems. There are some immediate steps however, you can take to help prevent those mishaps from developing into a real problems.

I’m going to share with you guys our AAA’s Easy DIY Pet Stain & Odor Tips of suggested steps that you can do yourself. These tips will help save you lots of cash because you will be proactive in taking steps to keep the little accidents from becoming real life pet stain disaster areas.


Urine and fecal spots need to be cleaned right away to prevent odor and staining. Store-bought pet carpet cleaners are often expensive and/or toxic for pets. Homemade remedies are often less toxic, cheaper, and made from ingredients you already have in your home. Check out these tried-and-true DIY pet stain removing tips.

Suggested Diy list from AACC is as follows:

These methods and tips are courtesy of Maggie Dean from her excellent article here:

Volcano Spray

You will need:
“Volcano Spray” uses the same ingredients and basic chemistry as your volcano project from grade school. Vinegar breaks down sticky messes with its acidic properties, while baking soda is a basic solution that effectively eliminates odors. Together, their chemical reaction can unclog sinks, clean your oven, and function as a pet carpet cleaner that removes stubborn pet stains.
How to use:
  1. Blot the area with a clean cloth to absorb all excess liquid. In case of a fecal accident, remove all solid residue before applying cleaner.
  2. Mix vinegar with warm water in a clean spray bottle. Spray generously over stain.
  3. Over top of the sprayed stain, spread a thin layer of baking soda. Within an hour (or longer for set-in stains), the baking soda will absorb the urine or fecal residue
  4. Vacuum the area to remove the now-stained baking soda from the carpet.
Bonus Hack: This spray is also effective on blood stains!

Dawn Mixture

You will need:
Dawn dish soap has a million uses, including removing urine stains and odor from carpets. When combined with hydrogen peroxide, this disinfectant mixture will break down stains on a molecular level and kill bacteria, making it one of the best pet stain removers.
How to use:
  1. As with any pet stain removal, absorb excess urine with a towel and remove as much fecal matter as possible from the area before applying cleaning solution.
  2. Fully mix one-part hydrogen peroxide and one-part Dawn dish soap in a spray bottle.
  3. Spray the affected area with the mixture. Let the solution sit on the stain for one minute.
  4. Begin scrubbing, making sure to work bristle brushes deep into the carpet or rug to remove any waste that had previously soaked into the fibers.
  5. Spray the area with water after scrubbing, then remove the stain and solution with a clean rag. Repeatedly soak the area with water until the stain and Dawn mixture are gone.
Note: Hydrogen peroxide can have a bleaching effect on darker carpets and rugs. Before trying this solution, it would be wise to test a small patch of carpet in a less noticeable location.

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If the above tips prove to be a little overwhelming, too time consuming or you just simply would prefer to go hang out with your furry little friend and allow AAA Carpet Cleaning to deal with the pet stain & odor issue. We are ready to come serve you now.