You can’t get enough of your loving cats and dogs, but as for accidents – well, we can certainly do without those! Not only does your pet’s urine stink up a room – it also stains your carpet. That is, unless you clean it quickly enough! Here are a few tips to help you catch those urine stains before they soak up:

Step 1: Mix 1 teaspoonful of white neutral detergent (a mild liquid dishwashing detergent containing no strong alkalies or bleaches) with 1 cup of lukewarm water.

Step 2: Blend 1 tablespoon of household ammonia with ½ cup of water. Blot until no more urine is removed.

Step 3: Neutralize by mixing ⅓ cup of white household vinegar with ⅔ cup of water.

Step 4: Blot up any remaining moisture by pressing or padding the area with the absorbent white towel and weigh it down. Allow to dry for 6 hours.

While cleaning up pet messes, remember the following key tips:

  • Test your spotting solution in an inconspicuous area
  • Urine stains may cause permanent dye removal from fibers
  • Avoid mixing ammonia and bleach during your clean-up operation
  • Always blot from the outer corner of the stain, inwards
  • For further help, you can find a IICRC certified carpet cleaner in your area b visiting

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At Triple S, we offer wall to wall carpet, tile, and drapery cleaning, and will give you a bottle of our most-trusted ProSeal fabric protector to ensure your furniture stays fresh all year round!
We have three main plant locations:

Stamford Plant | 400 West Main Street
Norwalk Plant | 337 Westport Avenue
Stratford Plant | 1800 Stratford Avenue