How To Remove Old Pet Stains from the Carpet (The Really Stubborn Ones!)

Remove old pet stains

People are always asking us,

What’s the best way to remove pet stains from my carpet?

Generally speaking, a little Skout’s Honor Urine Destroyer or Stain & Odor Remover will go a long way towards eliminating even the most stubborn pet stains and odors.

Skout’s Honor with BioKore™ goes to work fast to breakdown and separate stains from the carpet fibers on contact. But, in some special cases, blotting isn’t enough to remove old pet stains, and a bit of extra work will be required to get the newly dissolved stain and product out of the carpet.

Time to call in the big guns!

Removing Extra-Stubborn Pet Stains

 
Pet stains
It’s time to break out some water and a wet dry vacuum.

If you’ve followed the directions on your Skout’s Honor product, you should have saturated the stain, along with the recommended perimeter.

At this point the stain IS done, gone, finished. The problem is that it needs to be manually lifted from the carpet fibers.

The active ingredients in Skout’s Honor Stain & Odor or Urine Remover have a strangle hold on that stain and are not letting go! Now it’s time to go ballistic on its keister and help it get the heck out of your carpet.

Remove pet stain from carpet

Here’s what you do for those worst case scenario stains:


Step 1: Saturate the stain area

 
Using Skout’s Honor Stain & Odor or Urine Remover (the latter is optimized for carpet, but either will do the trick), make sure to carefully follow instructions.

Step 2: Re-saturate the area with water

 
Get it wet! The goal is to give the active ingredients in Skout’s Honor something to hold onto for the trip out of the carpet. You can’t use too much, but no need to flood the house.

Step 3: Hit it with the wet/dry vacuum

Wet dry vac
Make several passes until all the liquid is removed from the floor. If you don’t already own a vacuum, a good and inexpensive Stanley 1-Gallon unit is available at Walmart.


You’ve done it!

How to remove pet stain from carpet

The carpet will remain damp, but it is okay to let it dry naturally.

Take that time to figure out what you are going to do with the rest of your carpet, since you now have an extremely clean spot that makes the rest of the flooring look dirty!