Our dog, Maverick, is good in the house *most* of the time. The thing is, if he needs to go and we aren't around, he'll just find a place and go. So while we were all in bed last night he made his way up to Ayden's playroom and went #1 AND #2. I'll spare you a before picture but I suppose he thinks the grass on Ayden's transportation rug will do in a pinch. UGH.
We have some Resolve Pet Stain carpet cleaner in our cleaning supplies but I haven't used it in a LONG time (perhaps since we lived at our old house...) and these days I like to check EWG (Environmental Working Group) for ratings before using a conventional cleaning product. As usual, I am so glad I did!
|It rates an F for ALL KINDS of reasons...|
(click here to see the report)
After doing some Googling, I found a pet stain cleaning method that I was comfortable with. Here are the steps:
|First, liberally sprinkle baking soda over the spots.|
|Wait about 5 minutes then vacuum it all up. |
This breaks down any staining and neutralizes odors.
It also soaks up moisture.
|Spray the spots with a solution of the following ingredients:|
|1 part water, 1 part vinegar, and several drops of lemon essential oils.|
Lemon essential oils are antimicrobial and bactericidal. Perfect added protection for pet messes!
(You can add baking soda directly to the solution but I chose to use it firs.t)
|Blot up the solution and scrub any spots with a rag, brush or sponge and admire your carpet!|
Ours was good as new! I was so impressed with how well this worked.
|There wasn't even a wet spot or stain on the back!|
What is your favorite non-toxic carpet cleaning method? Have you ever tried this one?
Flashback! Here's what we were up to one year ago today: "Teething Sucks"
And two years ago today: "Happy First Easter!"
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