Home Remedies and Store Bought Products for Removal of Puppy Stains on the Carpet
Because I have a house full of dogs and semi-clumsy people, I always have carpet stains of unknown substances. I hate looking at a dirty carpet and wondering what lies underneath that discoloration. So, I clean my carpets pretty regularly and I spot-clean almost daily.
What do I recommend for carpet cleaning? My first line of defense is the Bissell Steam Cleaning System, which I use weekly in my bedrooms to clean the odors and puppy stains from my floors. I use the Arm and Hammer Products to clean the carpets, and I buy the ones especially made for dog accidents.
My next line of defense is the spot cleaning. For the puppy messes, I use the Nature’s Miracle cleaning solution available at pet stores. This stuff is wonderful. I have had more doggy ickiness on my carpets, all of the messes you can imagine and then some when my dog had the heartworm remedy treatment, and this product has restored white carpeting to pristine condition. It removes the stains and the odors and leaves the carpet soft and supple.
For regular spills, like coca-cola, wine, etc., I have a listing of home remedies. For wine, use club soda and dab with a white cloth. Your cloth will pick up the wine and the foaming of the club soda will bring the stain to the surface of the carpet. For coca cola and soda pop, use ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide mixed with 3 cups lukewarm water. Mix the solution very well, pour over the stained carpet (this works well for orange, red, grape, etc.) and then dab up with a cloth. Now mix ¼ cup white vinegar with ¾ cup water. Go over the stain again to ensure that all of the soda pop is gone.
If you spill your hot candle wax onto the carpet, immediately dab as much as possible up with paper towels. The candle wax will cling to the paper and that will help. Then let the wax set, and use an iron to remove the rest of the wax. Set the iron on low and place a clean paper bag over the spilled wax. Iron back and forth over the paper to set the wax below. Again, the wax will cling to the paper and will come off. This may take several applications but it will remove the wax. Use a white paper bag that has no logo or ink that could be transferred to your carpet. Do not freeze and scrape the wax, you will only scrape up the carpet and have mangy looking carpet! (Don’t ask!)
For pizza stains in the carpet, the best solution is to buy plain hand cleaner in the automotive section of your grocery store. Buy the hand cleaner that does not have the pumice or the orange scent and is used by mechanics. Wipe it into the carpet and then removed with a white cloth. It comes up magically and leaves no odor or stain. It also leaves the carpet soft with no chemical odor or coarseness.