How to Clean Pet Stains by Hand
Thanks to our plant enzyme-based cleaners, our Pet Stain & Odor Remover makes it easy to erase stains and odors caused by mud, urine, vomit, drool, poop, or hairballs.
Not only is this enzymatic cleaner safe and effective for area rugs and carpeting, but you can use it on clothing, upholstery, and other washable fabrics without damaging texture and color.
Cleaning Fresh Stains
New stains will still be damp or visibly wet on the fabric. When it comes to marks and messes, the most important thing is to move quickly to keep the stain from setting.
1a. Remove Solid Messes (if applicable)
For thick or chunky substances, use a spoon or spatula to lift away messes without pushing them further into the carpet.
1b. Dilute Liquid Messes
To make cleaning easier, add clean, warm water to the liquid (e.g. urine, drool). Blot dry with a clean towel, like a Puracy microfiber towel.
2. Spray the Surface with Pet Stain & Odor Remover
Thoroughly spray the stained area with Puracy Pet Stain & Odor Remover. Avoid oversaturation to make the rinsing process easier.
3. Work It Into The Carpet
Using a carpet brush or a clean microfiber towel, gently agitate the formula into the carpet. Wait at least 15 minutes (or overnight).
Note: Do not leave this formula on wool or silk for more than one hour.
4. Extract Solution
If you don’t have a carpet extractor, no worries: Fill a large bowl with clean, warm water, fully saturate a microfiber cloth, gently wring out excess water, and press into the stain using a back and forth motion. This movement will pull stain particles and stain remover out of the carpet with clean water. Continue until the stain is removed.
Cleaning Old Stains
If you “spot a spot” behind your sofa or under your dining room table that’s more than 24 hours old, don’t panic: Follow these steps to completely erase it:
1. Identify It
To ensure that you target the entire stain (and odors), a black light flashlight can help you identify exactly where the edges are.
2. Apply Stain
Dilute 1 part of your Pet Stain & Odor Remover to 1 part water (1:1) in a spray bottle or measuring cup. Thoroughly saturate the entire affected area.
3. Under Pressure
Place a heavy, flat object (like an encyclopedia or brick) in a clear gallon freezer bag. We recommend a higher-quality bag so it doesn’t puncture or transfer color into the carpet. Leave this in place for at least 8 hours. Note: If the fiber is wool or silk, leave for no longer than 1 hour.
4. Extract the Solution
If you don’t have a carpet cleaner, don’t worry: This process can be done by hand.
Fill a large bowl or small bucket with clean, warm water. Next, saturate and wring out a clean towel. Pressing the towel into the stain, gently rock it back and forth. Repeat the process as often as you need (consider getting a second towel if you’re tackling a large stain).