Cleaning up your pets accidents can be a messy job especially if they’ have done it on your beautiful oriental rug. These accidents can discolor your rug and leave a lingering smell if not taken care of properly. Although the best solution is always to call in a professional, there are some steps you should immediately take so that the stain or odor doesn’t set in. Make sure you can access the bottom of the rug as well as the top, before following these steps.
1) Paper towels or white cloth towel work best because they do not contain any dyes that can leak onto your rug.
2) For vomit or feces, first, remove as much surface material as possible. For urine, blot the affected area to soak up as much as possible. It’s important to blot the area and not rub.
3) Next, continue to blot the affected area with cold water until the liquid being removed is mostly clear.
4) Prepare a cleaning solution mixing 1 tablespoon of distilled white vinegar with 1 cup of water. After blotting the area, let it dry.
If the smell persists or the stain does not lift easily, it is highly advised to call a professional cleaning service such as Persia Oriental Rug. Further attempts could damage your rug and require you to purchase a new one. To schedule a cleaning, call us at 508-753-4667 or visit our website for more tips on caring for your oriental rug!