How to Permanently Remove 1-Year-Old Pet Stains & Odors

The removal of pet stains improves the look and smell of both carpeting and furniture. When a pet accident occurs, an immediate cleaning typically ensues, preventing permanent stains. However, sometimes a shy or sneaky pet leaves an undiscovered spot on the carpet. Once the urine or feces dries, it leaves a stain. If left for a period of time, simple damp or dry cloth wiping will not remove it from the area.

Most pets have accidents from time to time.

Step 1

Mix 1/2 cup white vinegar with 1 quart tepid water. Stir gently to combine the two.

Step 2

Apply the mixture liberally to the old stain.

Step 3

Let the liquid soak into the material and sit for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 4

Blot up the vinegar mixture with paper towels to remove the old stain from the carpeting.

Step 5

Sprinkle baking soda liberally over the spot. This will soak up any remaining vinegar mixture and neutralize any odor.

Step 6

Vacuum the area thoroughly.