Cleaning Up After Your Pet

When it comes to pets, there is one universal truth that nobody can deny: Messes happen. With all the hair, odors, and inevitable (hopefully infrequent) accidents that come with having a pet, our floors are definitely subjected to a lot when it comes to our furry friends. But don’t worry—STAINMASTER® carpet is up to the task!

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We know stains happen. Life is messy. STAINMASTER® PetProtect carpet is durable, stain-resistant and designed to last for years and years. In other words, it is the perfect carpet for pet owners and it lasts even longer with a bit of easy care. A little bit of regular maintenance will keep your carpet looking beautiful and will also ensure that if you ever need to, you can take advantage of your warranty.

REGULAR PRACTICES

  • Weekly vacuuming will remove dry soil particles that can dull fibers and cause matting.
  • Place glides under heavy furniture to combat crushing.
  • Rotate furniture to give carpet a rest.
  • Close blinds or shades to avoid long hours of direct sunlight that could cause fading.

EVERY 18 MONTHS

  • A professional steam cleaning/hot water extraction at least once every 18 months is required to maintain your warranty.

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WHEN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN

  • Clean spills promptly.
  • If you cannot clean immediately, you can still remove most stains after 24 hours.
  • Flush the stain using mild dishwashing detergent and water. Blot excess moisture with a clean white cloth, moving from outer edge of stain toward the middle.

FOR PET URINE

  • Soak up and blot spill.
  • Apply tested cleaning solution.
  • Leave solution on for at least 5 minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water; cover with white paper towel.

DETERGENT SOLUTION
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish soap with one cup warm water.

VINEGAR SOLUTION
Mix 2 tablespoons white vinegar with 4 cups warm water.

NOTE: These practices also work on wine or dirt stains!