How to Use an Iron to Remove Dog Stains in Your Carpet

by Jayden Fisher

Man's best friend can quickly become a woman's worst nightmare. Housebreaking puppies is a difficult task that can leave many stains in your carpet. Older dogs with failing bladders can be just as damaging to the carpet, if not more.

If you have pet stains in your carpet that you cannot remove using the traditional pet stain cleaning products and your carpet scrubber, you may be able to get them out using an old clothes iron. Here, you will learn how to use an iron to remove stubborn pet stains from your carpeting.

Step 1: Set the iron to medium heat and allow it to warm up. Gather a few old absorbent rags that can be thrown in the trash after you are done. For best results, use old bath or beach towels that are cut into 1 foot squares.

Step 2:  If the stain you are working with is fresh, clean up any poo or pee that is present using a paper towel or plastic bag.

Step 3: Use your favorite spot cleaning product to treat the spot. Allow the cleaner to sit for several minutes to begin breaking up the stain.

Step 4: Set the towel square over the spot being sure to fully cover the affected area. If the stain is large, you can use more than one towel square or cut the towels large enough to cover the stains your dog leaves.

Step 5: Position the iron on the towel and press slightly. You do not want to press too hard because you could damage the carpeting it the iron is too hot. Gently slide the iron side to side to ensure the entire stain is warmed. Generally, 20-30 seconds is all that is needed to lift the stain. Continue to repeat the process until the stain is no longer visible.

Step 6: Apply stain protection products to the carpets in the areas that you have treated. The heat from the iron may have caused the stain protection applied by the manufacturer to become ineffective, so to prevent worse stains in the future, treat the area.

Dogs can add something special to the family, but they can also cause a great deal of stress to those trying to keep up with the clean-up of sloppy puppies and aging dogs. This stain removal technique is a great supplement to professional regular carpet cleanings. Contact local carpet cleaning specialists such as Logan Carpet Cleaning Inc to schedule your next cleaning and keep your carpets looking and smelling great.