If you consider your pets part of your family like a lot of people do, then chances are, they are on your furniture. Of course, that can lead to accidents and dreaded pet stains. The question becomes can you do anything about it?
First off, if your furniture has some sort of fabric protector on it, you should check the directions that come with it before you attempt to remove the stain. If not, then you do have a couple of options to help remove the stain.
The most important thing you can do is to get rid of as much moisture as you can. To do so, you want to blot the area with a white cloth or a stack of paper towels. Continue doing so until you remove as much liquid as possible.
It’s important that you don’t rub the area. Rubbing will only make the stain bigger and it can also drive the liquid further into the fabric and the padding beneath it.
Also, you want to avoid the over the counter enzyme pet stain removers as well. These products tend to do more harm than good, and will also push the liquid into the piece of furniture instead of removing it.
Once you have removed as much liquid as you can, lay a thick towel over the area. This towel will absorb the odor and liquid as it evaporates.
The problem is that you will never be able to get all of the liquid out of the filler material under the fabric. It will draw the liquid down into like a sponge. Additionally, dog or even cat urine can do real damage to the fibers of the fabric on your furniture. Often times, you will have no choice but to get rid of the piece of furniture.
One other option that you do have is to contact a professional upholstery cleaner. They may be able to help remove the stain and any odors that come with it.