In this situation which most pet owners encounter at one time or another, the key is to absorb as much of the pet urine from your rug immediately using a couple of colorfast white absorbent cotton towels. It is always a good idea to keep a few small cotton towels handy for this purpose. First, fold one cotton towel into layers and place over the urine affected area. Put pressure on the cotton towel to absorb as much as you can from the top of the rug; blot do not rub or scrub! Duplicate this procedure several times using clean portions of towel. If deposit is heavy place another cotton towel underneath the rug at same time as absorbing from top surface. Repeat the process until the urine is absorbed from the affected area.
To tackle urine staining, it is critical to avoid applying over the counter spotters with a high alkaline pH, bleaching agents or oxidizers that may affect the dyes in your rug in a negative way leading to permanent color changes. The best approach is to blot the affected area with club soda using another absorbent white cotton towel; do not rub or scrub the area this may damage the fibers of your rug. The goal here is to help minimize any immediate damage that may occur to your rug and should be followed up with thorough submersion cleaning from your professional rug cleaning company. Pets will mark their territory and repetitive accidents left without professional cleaning lead to staining, color loss, pet urine odor and over time the foundation of the rug can dry rot.
Call Running River Rug Cleaning and we will gladly answer your questions about pet related problems!