How to clean dog diarrhea from wool carpets

Written by joel barnard
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Dog diarrhoea can leave an unsightly stain in most materials, and removing it is an unpleasant task. It is, however, a necessary one if you are to return your carpet to its former state. It is important to follow a procedure specific to diarrhoea and to wool fabrics so as to remove the stain completely without damaging the material.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Sponge
  • Mild liquid dish washing liquid
  • Clean paper towels
  • Household ammonia free from perfume or colouring
  • White vinegar
  • Soft white cloth
  • Denatured alcohol

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Scrape of any solid faeces that remains with an old knife and dispose of it carefully. Sponge the area thoroughly will clean water.

  2. 2

    Combine one tsp of mild liquid dish washing liquid with one cup of warm water and three drops of household ammonia, which is available in most hardware and chemists. Moisten a clean paper towel with this solution and press into the stain for approximately 10 seconds. Discard the paper towel and wait for five minutes before moistening a new paper towel and pressing onto the stain once more for 10 seconds. Continue in this fashion until no more of the stain is coming out and then sponge with clean water.

  3. 3

    Mix one tsp of mild liquid dish washing liquid with one cup of warm water and three drops of white vinegar. Moisten a clean paper towel with this solution and press into the stain for approximately 10 seconds. Throw out the paper towel and wait for five minutes before dampening a new paper towel and pressing into the stain once more for 10 seconds. Continue until you can't get any more of the stain is and then sponge with clean water.

  4. 4

    Dampen a small soft white cloth with denatured alcohol. Press the soft white cloth into the stain, moistening it slightly. Allow the alcohol to stay on the stain for one minute and then begin soaking it up with clean paper towels. Sponge the stain with clean water.

Tips and warnings

  • Repeat the entire process if the stain remains.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after removing a diarrhoea stain.
  • Sponge the carpet with water and discontinue the treatment immediately the carpet is clean.
  • Test each liquid on a small inconspicuous area of your wool carpet before treating the stain.
  • Ensure the room containing the wool carpet is well-ventilate before you begin removing the stain.
  • Do not allow the diarrhoea to stand on the rug for more than a couple of hours as it will be much more difficult to remove should it dry into the material.
  • Never apply bleach or bleach solution to wool carpets as it damages the material.

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