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The Ultimate Guide for Pets and Carpets/Rugs: Cleaning Pet Odors and Stains for a Healthy Home

The Ultimate Guide for Pets and Carpets/Rugs: Cleaning Pet Odors and Stains for a Healthy Home

Have you ever noticed that pet odors coming from carpet, rugs, and upholstery in a home tend to be more noticeable when the home isn’t yours? You may become nose blind to certain odors in your home because you’re around them so often. But once you’re in another environment, it’s almost like those smells double in intensity, right? Well, bottom line is, we don’t want anyone thinking this way about your home, so let’s chat about the best ways to remove different kinds of pet odors. We’ll also cover the proper ways to get out certain pet related stains, the best carpet for pets, and how to prevent future damage.

How to remove dog odor from carpet?

One of the most common questions we get from customers is “How do I get rid of dog smell?” If you’re looking to do this on your own, here’s a quick solution you can try at home:

The correct way to treat pet odors is by sanitizing the carpet with an all-natural product. The ingredients used to make professional carpet sanitizing products will lower the bacterial activity so the odor will lessen and become undetectable.

How do you get pet urine stains and odors out of carpet?

Option #1: Enzymatic Cleaner

Option #2: Vinegar & Baking Soda

Option #3: Stain blocking Primers
This method is only recommended for homes that are newer and very clean. If you’ve had a stain for years that still smells, your next move would be consulting with a professional.

Option #4: Professional Service

DIY methods or store bought cleaners only reach the surface. Contact a professional like Ayoub Carpet Service for older stains that go under the surface!

How do I get dog poop stain out of carpet?

Solid Poop


If all else fails, give us a call. We offer a “Pet Treatment” that we can apply to your carpet while we clean it. It includes a professional grade sanitizing and deodorizing product that will kill any bacteria in your carpet and help control the odor as well.

How to remove pet hair from carpet?

Baking Soda

Rubber Gloves
The glove method is ideal for smaller patches of carpet or rugs and are great for getting into corners and hard to reach areas.

Fabric Softener


Rubber Broom

The following procedure is what you can expect from a professional carpet cleaning company:

Because cat urine contains more ammonia than dog urine, enzymatic cleaners are necessary in order to break down the uric acid in their urine.

What are the best carpets and rugs for pet owners?

PetProtect by StainMaster –
-Built-in stain resistance that won’t wash off and permanent color that won’t fade.
- The fibers are engineered to permanently resist potential spills from absorbing if cleaned up quickly.
- The manufacturer recommends that you install the carpet with the same brand of carpet cushion. This is because if an accident or stain isn’t discovered until later on, the cushion offers a breathable moisture barrier which helps prevent the spill from penetrating your padding and subfloor. (This allows for a much more thorough cleaning of your carpet and reduces lingering odors too.)
- PetProtect is designed to reduce the attraction between pet hair and carpet which allows it to be easily removed with a normal vacuum.
Smartstrand Forever Clean by Mohawk –
- Offers an All Pet Protection warranty which covers all domestic pets and all types of stains and accidents for a lifetime.
- Built in spill and soil shield for quick and easy cleanups and advertises as having 0% moisture absorption fibers.
- The stain shield works by ultra-fine nanoparticles bonding together on a molecular level to encapsulate the fibers to create a complete spill and soil shield.
Ayoub Carpet Service offers these two types of carpets, along with a bunch more! We have two beautiful flooring showrooms in Chantilly and Falls Church, VA. Come stop by, we’d be happy to help you out.

How to prevent and fix pet damage to carpets and rugs?

Since Oriental rugs are often an investment and highly valued by their owners, most rug repairs should be handled by a professional. We understand that pets sometimes mistake your rugs for chew toys and can create rip, tears, and chew marks on them. Ayoub Carpet Service has an incredible repair department which can assess your damaged rugs and provide you with options in how we can fix them. We offer new fringing, over-rounding/overcasting, surging, new backing, binding, reweaving, and a whole lot more! Give us a call, we’d be happy to help you out.

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