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Debunking the Myths About Pet Stains and Odors Part 2

When it comes to removing pet stains and odors, there’s no shortage of myths out there.

Dogs have accidents from time to time, even if they’re fully potty trained. And unfortunately, those accidents can leave you with unsightly stains and smelly odors in your home that most pet parents would do just about anything to get rid of. There are many different myths surrounding the removal of pet stains and odors, and in our last blog, we touched on a few of them. Here are a few more pet stain and odor myths debunked:

Myth #4. Pet stains are something all dog owners have to live with.

While it’s true that even the best, most well-trained pooches can have an accident from time to time, it’s certainly not true that pet stains are just something all dog owners have to get used to. Not only can you eliminate pet stains and odors by properly cleaning them with the right materials, there are a plethora of ways to prevent your dog from having an accident in your home. The bottom line is that occasional accidents may be commonplace for pet owners, but stains and odors certainly don’t have to be.

Myth #5. Scrubbing is the best way to remove pet stains from carpeting.

With any kind of accident — whether it be a from a pet or a spilled beverage — most people’s initial reaction is to scrub the stain. From the dishes to the laundry, most things that we clean in life are cleaned by scrubbing, so this reaction makes complete sense. However, when it comes to carpeting, scrubbing is not the answer and can even make the problem worse. When you scrub a stain, instead of lifting the stain from the carpet, what you’re really doing is scrubbing it deep into the fibers of the carpet. This makes the stain even more difficult to truly eliminate, and increases the likelihood of leaving behind an odor that never seems to disappear.

Myth #6. If you can remove the stain, you’ll also remove the odor.

If you’ve taken the time to scrub your carpet to remove any visible pet stains, all of the odors should also be gone, right? Unfortunately, that just isn’t true. Just because you can no longer see the stain, it doesn’t mean that the odor-causing bacteria is also gone. This bacteria can get pushed deep into the fibers of your carpet — thanks to all of that scrubbing — where it decomposes and leads to an even fouler odor. Additionally, if the stain has had time to set, it may not be visible from the surface once cleaned, but it could have seeped into the carpet padding underneath.

It’s time to stop believing the myths and starting finding a better way to keep pet odors and stains at bay.

Regardless of how many blogs or how-to articles you find that claim to be able to effectively remove stains and odors at home, the truth is that pet stains and odors are difficult to remove. And, if you’re not able to get to the stain promptly, it might be impossible to remove without the help of a professional. Luckily, there’s a better way — prevent pet stains and odors from happening in the first place!

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