Infographic: The Anatomy of a Pet Stain
Not all pet stains are created equal, and the first step to defeating this enemy is knowing everything about it. This infographic helps you identify—and neutralize—any pet stain in your home, by looking at four key characteristics:
Pet Stain Type
Liquids and solid pet stains leave their own unique messes. Use paper towels to pick up the mess and soak up any liquid, then rinse with cold water. Our goal is to get the stain remover right up to the soaked-in stain.
Pet Stain Width
The stain you can see is just the tip of the iceberg. Under the surface is a wider area of stain saturation. Spray a ring several inches outside the visible area, then flood the inside—but don’t saturate too heavily or it’ll promote mold growth.
Pet Stain Toughness
Pet stains and odors vary in toughness, depending on how long it’s been set in and where it came from. Oxygen-activated formulas (often labeled “OXY”) are best for removing tough pet stains.
Pet Stain Depth
Stains sink deep into the fibers of carpet or furniture, so you should use a product with a continuous power spray. We’re not trying to convince the stain to move out, we’re using force. And that requires penetrating into fibers to reach the source.
A Few Other Expert Tips:
- Use a U.V. light. Some types of pet stains, like urine, are invisible in normal light. Use an ultraviolet light to spot hidden stains.
- Let it dry fully. You want to let the stain remover fully dry vacuuming the stain area. This ensures it does its work.
- Follow the directions. Simple Solution has put significant research and development behind their products, which always work best when the directions are read and followed.
With this knowledge, you should be able to tackle any pet stain or odor in your house. And if you get stuck and need more info, check out more stain and odor information here.