This is what every dog owner fears: you get out of bed in the morning and immediately realize that the dog had an upset stomach at night, and now the whole floor is in its liquid excrement. It is very important to approach the cleaning correctly, because these stains look disgusting, and besides, you need to somehow remove the unpleasant smell. In addition, the dog will sense the odor residues and return to the same place to reuse it as a toilet. It is important to quickly and efficiently cleanse the area and remove the fetid "odor" to avoid such problems.
Method 1 of 2: Removing traces of diarrhea from hard surfaces
Step 1. Protect yourself and a clean area of the house
Wear disposable latex gloves to avoid getting your hands dirty. Also have an open plastic bag ready to drop dirty objects into instead of carrying them across the house to the trash can and worrying about dripping onto the floor.
Step 2. Remove the fecal matter
This must be done even before the stool dries to the surface, otherwise it will be much more difficult to clean it off. It is best to wipe off traces of diarrhea with disposable paper towels or old towels, which you do not mind throwing away. …
Step 3. Apply the cleanser on the soiled area
It is necessary to disinfect the area and make sure that the dog does not associate it with the new place for his toilet. Use a floor-safe cleaner first. This will make the area visually clear. After that, a pet odor neutralizer should be applied. It will remove any odors that may re-lure the dog to the same place.
You can buy a pet odor neutralizer at any pet store. In doing so, be sure to check that the selected product is safe to use on the surface you intend to clean
Method 2 of 2: Remove traces of diarrhea from carpet
Step 1. Prepare everything you need for cleaning
Wear disposable latex gloves to protect your hands from contact with faeces. Get a plastic bag in which you can put contaminated items. Your job is not to transfer dirt to other areas of the house.
Step 2. Dispose of fecal matter as quickly as possible
This must be done before it dries to the surface. The best way to wipe off the excrement is with disposable kitchen napkins or old towels, which you won't mind throwing away.
Step 3. Remove as much faeces as possible
If loose stool gets on the carpet, try using a butter knife or cake spatula, and using side stroking movements, gradually push the mass to the surface to collect it later.
This must be done before using the selected cleaning agent
Step 4. Clean the area of contamination and rinse the area until all faeces have been removed
When you have removed the main part of the "distress", gently walk with a paper towel or disposable tissues to collect as much moisture as possible. Do not press too much, otherwise the impurities will penetrate even deeper into the thickness of the carpet.
- Then sprinkle the area with cold water and blot the stain again, repeating the process until all visible signs of feces have disappeared. It is necessary to wash the contaminated area clean and not saturate it with a lot of water, because this will seep even deeper into the carpet.
- Do not scrub the carpet if possible. This will damage the fibers, which will affect its texture and appearance.
Step 5. Use a carpet cleaner
Use a vacuum cleaner that can be used to damp carpets. Such a vacuum cleaner moistens a section of carpet with shampoo from a reservoir, and then sucks it back into itself. Take your time and allow the vacuum cleaner to suck up any contaminated shampoo to remove as much of the waste fluid as possible.
- Repeat the procedure several times for best results.
- If you don't have a vacuum cleaner, try renting one or, for better results, use the services of a carpet cleaning company. Keep in mind, however, that diarrhea stains are very difficult to remove, so if you cannot quickly clean the carpet (before the feces are completely dry), try one of the alternatives listed in this article.
Step 6. Use a bioactive detergent solution on the selected area
Dog feces contain protein, and enzymes in a biologically active detergent can destroy it.
- Spray the stain onto the stain, then blot it with a tissue.
- To completely remove the product from the carpet, spray with clean water and then blot again.
- The advantage of this method is that it removes odor very well, so that even if the dog has marked the carpet, the intensity of the "scent" that attracts him is reduced.
- Test any type of cleaner on an inconspicuous area of carpet before applying it to the entire surface of the stain. Check the fade resistance of the carpet in an inconspicuous area to avoid problems if the paint is not strong enough.
Step 7. Try home remedies if you don't have a special product on hand
You can sprinkle baking soda on your carpet and then rinse it off with water. Also try using diluted vinegar to clean up the mess. This cleaning solution is a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water. So, in a bowl, pour about 0.5 liters of white vinegar and add the same amount of water. Wet the contaminated area with the solution and then blot with a tissue. Repeat the procedure several times for best results.
- You can also make another highly deodorant cleaning solution by mixing 450 ml hydrogen peroxide, 1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid, and 1 tablespoon baking soda. Treat the stain with this compound and leave it on for 5 minutes. Soak up excess moisture with a paper towel. Then rinse with clean water and dry gently with an absorbent cloth.
- To finish cleaning, you can sprinkle baking soda over the stain for an hour or longer. After that, even the most persistent aromas will disappear. Then take a vacuum cleaner and collect all the baking soda.