DIY Carpet Cleaning Tips – Poop Stain Removal Guide


Dog poo has a high gross factor, which is why it makes pet owners groan when they find that their pup has soiled the carpet. Fortunately, if caught early enough, the spot can be completely removed by spot cleaning. Follow this carpet poop stain removal guide in the event your dog treats your carpet as a restroom.

The Step-By-Step Process

  1. Remove any big chunks of poo using a dry napkin or paper towel.

  2. With a pinching motion using a moist towel or baby wipe, remove any small pieces of feces embedded into the carpet fibers. Don’t worry if some of the poo smears a bit on the carpet.

  3. Spray the infected area with a quality carpet spray. Aim for a product that lists “enzymes” or “bio-enzymes” as part of its formula. These contain live cultures needed for killing bacteria found in animal feces. Let the formula soak for about five minutes after spraying.

  4. Dry the area using a blotting motion with a dry paper towel.

  5. To ensure that no odor lingers behind, apply a homemade solution of warm water and laundry detergent to the area and dry with a towel.

When to Bring in a Professional Cleaner

Keep in mind that the steps outlined above applies to fresh stains. If your dog made a mess on the carpet while you and your family were away for a few days, then the feces will have had time to harden and settle into the fiber strands. In such an instance, you would need to contact a carpet cleaning service. The same holds true if the mess was made on upholstery. Call New City Cleaning at (425) 437-1026 for expert service and select special offers. When it comes to carpet poo stain removal, leave it to the experts if the stain has had time to embed itself deeply into the carpet’s fibers.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Carpet Cleaning and Spot Stain Removal in Bothell & Redmond