How to Get Pet Stains Out of Berber Carpet

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How to Get Pet Stains Out of Berber Carpet
Clean pet stains from carpet promptly for best results. (cat image by John Hofboer from

Berber carpet is long-lasting and durable. Despite its resilience, it is important to remove pet stains from Berber carpet promptly. Not only do pet stains look unsightly, a foul odour often accompanies pet urine and pet faeces stains. There is no need to go out and purchase a commercial product for removing pet stains from carpet. You likely have everything you need right at home.

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Things you need

  • Paper towels
  • White vinegar
  • Empty spray bottle
  • Baking soda
  • Bowl
  • ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tsp bleach-free liquid dish soap
  • Old toothbrush
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Plastic spoon
  • Laundry pretreatment spray
  • Bucket
  • 3 tsp washing powder
  • Sponge
  • Scrub brush
  • Rags

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    Remove as much of the urine stain as possible. Use a thick stack of paper towels and apply pressure while blotting urine-stained Berber carpet. Switch to a clean stack of paper towels often. Continue blotting until no more urine transfers from the carpet to the paper towels.

  2. 2

    Pour equal parts white vinegar and water into an empty spray bottle. Saturate the entire stained area of the carpet with the solution.

  3. 3

    Blot the carpet again with a stack of paper towels. Continue blotting until there is almost no moisture coming up from the carpet.

  4. 4

    Sprinkle the affected area of the carpet with a generous coating of baking soda. Mix ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide and 1 tsp bleach-free liquid dish soap into a bowl. Drizzle the soap and peroxide mixture over the baking soda.

  5. 5

    Work the mixture into the carpet using an old toothbrush. Allow it to dry completely before vacuuming the carpet.

  1. 1

    Scoop up solid pieces of faeces with a plastic spoon or paper towels. Take care not to rub or spread the faeces further into the carpet.

  2. 2

    Spray the area with a laundry pretreatment spray. Allow the spray to sit on the carpet for two to three minutes.

  3. 3

    Fill a bucket with 1 gallon warm water. Add 3 tsp washing powder to the water. Use your hands to combine the ingredients and make the mixture soapy.

  4. 4

    Dip a sponge into the soapy water and wring it out. Blot the stained area of the carpet several times with the sponge and soapy water. Rinse out the sponge frequently while blotting.

  5. 5

    Scrub the carpeting with an old toothbrush or scrub brush. Rinse out the brush in the bucket of soapy water while scrubbing. Continue scrubbing until the faeces stain is gone. Blot the area with old rags to remove excess moisture.

  6. 6

    Pour ½ cup vinegar and ½ cup warm water into an empty spray bottle. Saturate the stained area with the mixture. Allow it to soak into the carpeting for about five minutes.

  7. 7

    Rinse the area with a rag and cold water. Blot with a clean rag to remove the moisture.

  8. 8

    Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the area. Let the baking soda sit on the carpet overnight before vacuuming it up the next day.

Tips and warnings

  • Always test the cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet prior to applying it to a more noticeable area.

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