To achieve the most successful removal of stains and related odors, it is important to address this problem as quickly as possible. For wet stains, use your carpet cleaner to thoroughly carpet clean the carpet fibers. Prepare a vinegar rinse to neutralize any leftover residue that may cause discoloration. To make a vinegar rinse, mix one part white vinegar to three parts water. Apply the rinse to the freshly cleaned area. Do not soak. Repeat the carpet cleaning process with your machine, Ventilate the area well, using a fan blowing directly across the damp carpet to accelerate the drying process.
Older urine stains are difficult to remove, often leaving carpet fibers permanently discolored or with an unpleasant lingering odor. To clean older stains, use your carpet cleaner to thoroughly deep clean the carpet fibers. Repeat the cleaning process several times. For best pet stain lifting and odor removal results, you should apply an enzyme-type product. BISSELL recommends applying a BISSELL Pet Stain and Odor Remover Product to break down organic residue. Saturate the carpet fibers, overlapping the edges of the stained area. Cover the area with a damp towel so that the area remains moistened for 24 to 48 hours. Repeat the cleaning process with your machine. Ventilate the area well, using a fan to accelerate the drying process.