Pets are family. Yet, just like our human family members, animals can have some unpleasant habits that we don’t love. When your dog or cat has an accident on the rug or carpet, do you know how to respond? Don’t panic! Pettyjohn’s is sharing a few helpful tips from Katie on the Spot to help you know how to remove dog feces from rugs.
Dog Feces Rug Cleaning Supplies
Unlike other types of stains and spills, dog poop is one that poses a sanitary threat. As such, you’ll want to collect disposable versions of these items:
- Plastic spoon
- Our EcoClean cleaning product or other similar spot cleaner
- Paper towels
- Trash can with a bag.
- Shop vacuum
- White towel
- Hydrogen peroxide
How to Clean Dog Poop From Rugs
- Don your gloves to protect yourself from germs and bacteria.
- Using the plastic spoon, pick up the solid bulk of the feces. Throw this away in the trash can.
- Using a paper towel, clean off your spoon.
- Continue scooping the fecal matter until only the stain remains.
- Dispose of the spoon.
- Apply our EcoClean spot cleaning product generously to the stain.
- Blot the cleaner into the spot.
- Spray more as needed, saturating the area and blotting it in.
- Pour a small amount of clean water on the spot to flush out and dilute the area.
- Use the shop vacuum to soak up the water.
- Repeat steps 6-10 as needed.
- Fold up the white towel and stand on it to absorb any moisture out of the rug or carpet pad.
- Add some hydrogen peroxide to the spot as a sanitizing agent. Blot and then let this air dry. Do not use peroxide in areas that receive full sunlight.
When Worse Comes to Worst – Call Pettyjohn’s
As always, if your DIY efforts to remove dog or cat fecal matter do not work, give Pettyjohn’s a call. We are able to clean rugs of all shapes, sizes, and materials to ensure they are safe and clean for your home. We offer effective pet odor and stain removal services.