How to remove pet stains from wool carpet

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How to remove pet stains from wool carpet
Wool carpets can be expensive to clean. (woollen carpet texture image by Tolbxela from

Wool carpet is well known for being plush, durable and attractive. These attributes also provide the reason why wool carpet can also be expensive to clean. Accidents can happen on your pricey wool carpeting, including pet stains and the odours they leave behind. Before you remove the carpeting or call in a professional, there is a way to remove the stains without harming the carpet's fibres.

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Things you need

  • Paper towel
  • White vinegar
  • Wool detergent
  • Water
  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Hand towel

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  1. 1

    Soak up any excess liquid that may be left behind with a piece of paper towel.

  2. 2

    Mix equal parts white vinegar and wool cleaner or detergent in a medium-sized bowl.

  3. 3

    Add the mixture to 1 litre of warm water.

  4. 4

    Soak a small hand towel with the vinegar solution, and gently pat at the stain, starting from the outer edge and working your way toward the centre.

  5. 5

    Repeat, working at the stain with the vinegar solution-soaked cloth until the stain is completely removed.

  6. 6

    Allow the carpet to dry completely before vacuuming.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not rub the stain. This will only push the pet stain farther into the carpet.

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