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    Removing Pet Urine from Your Wool Rug


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    Pets are part of the family, so we’re able to forgive them when they make messes around the house.  However, when a pet has an “accident” on your favorite Oriental wool or silk rug, you need to clean up the pet urine quickly and correctly to make sure your rug gets properly clean, with no lasting damage done.

    Here’s how:

    1. First, extract as much of the urine as possible.If you have a wet vac, go over the area repeatedly with the wet vac until you’ve suctioned out as much urine as possible from the rug’s fibers.  If you do not have a wet vac, fold a bath towel and place it over the stain.  Press firmly or stand atop the area for 10-15 seconds in order to absorb as much as possible.  Refold the towel and repeat this step until the urine no longer wicks into the towel.
    2. Prepare a mixture of 1-part vinegar and 1-part cold water. Test the solution on an inconspicuous part of the rug to be sure the rug is colorfast.
    3. Wet the rug thoroughly with the vinegar mixture, not only on the affected area, but several inches beyond it in every direction.
    4. Allow the mixture to sit on the affected (and surrounding) area for 1-2 minutes.
    5. Thoroughly extract all moisture. If you have a wet vac you’ll again go over the area repeatedly with the wet vac to ensure all possible moisture is removed.  If you do not have a wet vac, take a clean bath towel and repeat the process of pressing firmly or standing on the towel until all moisture is absorbed.  You may need to use multiple towels, but fortunately, all soiled towels can be thrown right into the washing machine when the process is finished.

    If a pet urine spot is tackled immediately with these techniques, you have a high chance of getting it out.  However, for urine stains that are more than one day old, we recommend making an appointment for your rug to be cleaned by a highly rated professional rug cleaning service.

    RugPro is the best Oriental rug cleaning company Jacksonville FL rug owners and pet owners call on to keep their rugs in terrific shape.  Treatment of urine spots and stains is one of our most popular services, and we’re the experts in removing spots, spills, and stains from Persian and Oriental rugs.  If your rug has suffered pet urine spots, trust it to us to get it clean again.  Years of experience and extensive training make us the best professional rug cleaning company in the area, and our customers throughout Riverside Avondale, Ortega, Beaches, and downtown Jacksonville trust us to clean their treasured rugs properly and thoroughly.  Let us give your own rug the thorough cleaning it deserves!