Removing Pet Stains & Odors from Your Oriental Rug

If you’re a pet owner, chances are at some point you will have to deal with pet stains and odors on your Oriental rug. Urine, feces, and vomit can all cause problems if not treated immediately. Not only are these unsightly messes, but they can also cause permanent staining and discoloration of your rug. In this blog post, we will provide tips on how to remove pet stains and odors from your Oriental rug.

Staying Prepared

The best way to deal with pet stains is to be prepared ahead of time. By having the necessary materials on hand, you can treat spots quickly and effectively prevent permanent staining. The following items should be part of your pet stain removal kit:

  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Sponge
  • Paper towels
  • Carpet cleaner or pet odor remover

If you already have a pet stain on your Oriental rug, treat it as soon as possible. The sooner you start treatment, the better chance you have of preventing any permanent staining or discoloration. For more severe damage and settled stains, it is a good idea to bring your rug to a professional for a thorough cleaning.

How to Remove Pet Stains from a Persian or Oriental Rug

There are a few different methods you can use to remove pet stains from your Oriental rug. The method you use will depend on the type of stain you’re dealing with and how long it has been there.

Urine Stains

If you have a fresh urine stain, start by blotting up as much of the liquid as possible with paper towels. Next, mix one part vinegar to two parts water and sponge the mixture onto the stain. Let the vinegar sit on the stain for a few minutes, then blot it up with more paper towels. Finally, sprinkle some baking soda over the wet area and let it dry.

If you have an old urine stain, mix one part hydrogen peroxide, one part ammonia, and two parts water. Sponge the mixture onto the stain and let it sit for a few minutes before blotting it up with paper towels. Once the area is dry, sprinkle some baking soda over it and vacuum it up after a few hours.

Feces Stains

Start by picking up any solid waste with a paper towel or plastic bag. Next, mix one part dish soap to two parts water and sponge the mixture onto the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes before blotting it up with paper towels. Finally, rinse the area with cold water and blot it dry.

Vomit Stains

If you have a fresh vomit stain, start by picking up any solid waste with a paper towel or plastic bag. Next, mix one part dish soap to two parts water and sponge the mixture onto the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes before blotting it up with paper towels. Finally, rinse the area with cold water and blot it dry.

If you have an old vomit stain, mix one part vinegar to two parts water and sponge the mixture onto the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes before blotting it up with paper towels. Finally, rinse the area with cold water and blot it dry.

General Tips

Before using any cleaning solution, always perform a test on an inconspicuous area of your rug first to make sure it won’t cause any damage. Also, as previously mentioned, always blot up any liquid stains as much as possible before applying a cleaning solution. Never scrub or rub the stain, as this can damage the fibers of your rug. Finally, allow the baking soda to dry completely before vacuuming it up.

Contact Persia Oriental Rug Gallery for Professional Cleaning & Restoration Services in Shrewsbury, MA

If you need professional help cleaning or restoring your Oriental rug, call the rug specialists at Persia Oriental Rug Gallery. Our experts have years of experience and will work diligently to clean and repair your rug. We also offer pick-up and delivery services for your convenience. Call us today at (508) 753-4667 or visit our showroom in Shrewsbury, MA for more information.