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

Never Had Your Mattress Cleaned? Read This.

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Many homeowners regularly have their upholstery and carpet cleaned. For some reason, though, they don’t think twice about giving their mattress the same care. This is unfortunate considering that we spend eight hours a night on our mattress. As such, our beds collect debris and bacteria and become a carrier of common allergens. Mattress cleaning should be included when you have your carpet and furniture sanitized.

Facts and Statistics About Your Mattress

  • An estimated half of all mattresses contain traces of harmful germs, such as pseudomonas and staphylococcus, both of which are known to cause diarrhea and other illnesses.

  • Humans produce around a half-liter of sweat during an 8-hour sleep period. All that perspiration collects and soaks into the mattress every night.

  • A 10-year-old mattress that has never been cleaned has accumulated an estimated total of 740 gallons of sweat and dead skin cells.

  • A new mattress can accumulate as many as two million mites within just four months of use.

DIY Mattress Cleaning

While your mattress should be cleaned by an upholstery cleaning service, there are some DIY methods you can do at home to keep the mattress sanitized between professional cleanings. To minimize the presence of bacteria and mites, pour baking soda onto the mattress and scrub it into the surface using a stiff-bristled brush. This bonds the baking soda with all the sweat and debris, which you can then remove with a vacuum. If there are stains, spot clean them using a mixture of cold water, dish detergent, and hydrogen peroxide.

Calling a Professional

Ultimately, the best way to keep your mattress as germ-free as possible is through regular professional cleaning. You can contact New City Green Cleaning to have your bed treated using commercial grade equipment. Regular mattress cleaning will ensure that you don’t spend every night sleeping on a sweat and bacteria-infested surface.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning in Bothell, Bellevue & Redmond

DIY Tile & Grout Cleaning Tricks

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How to Remove Limescale Buildup on Your Tiles

Seattle is known for having a soft water supply. This means the water that comes out of your tap has a relatively low concentration of minerals like calcium and lime. This doesn’t mean that the water is 100% devoid of minerals, though. In fact, scale from lime can still accumulate on your bathroom tiles and grout if you allow the water to dry. This creates an off-white, chalky surface that blemishes the walls and floors. Limescale removal is fairly easy provided that it hasn’t had years upon years’ worth of accumulation.

Scale Removal Process

When it comes to tile cleaning, avoid using stiff brushes and heavy-duty scouring powders, or else you risk permanently marring the tile surface. Instead, use a mildly abrasive sponge and a mild cleaner, the latter of which you can make at home.

To begin, create your own natural cleaner by mixing equal parts of baking soda and vinegar. The baking soda acts as an abrasive while the vinegar’s acidic property helps cut through the scale. Mixing the two creates a paste that you can lather on the affected area. Let the paste sit for about 10 minutes before proceeding to scrub the tiles using a sponge or a soft-bristled toothbrush. Rinse the area with distilled water and wipe clean with a towel. Depending on the level of the buildup, multiple applications may be necessary.

Contact a Professional Cleaner for Severe Buildups

For severe buildup that’s been accumulated for years, a DIY approach may not be fully effective. Super stubborn scale residue requires removal by a professional cleaner. At New City Green Cleaning, we have the know-how and industrial-grade equipment for eliminating even the hardest of scale buildups. Please contact us to learn about our special offers and tips on how to keep your home blemish-free. Leave it to the professionals at New City Green Cleaning to remove limescale buildup that refuses to budge and hinders the natural beauty of your tile walls.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Carpet, Tile & Grout Cleaning in Bothell, Kirkland & Redmond

Why You Should Clean Your Upholstery

Upholstery CleaningMost people understand the need for having their carpets cleaned regularly, but upholstery cleaning can be another story. After all, we (hopefully!) don’t walk on our couches and chairs, so they don’t get to looking as dirty as our carpets. Why should we go to the expense of having them cleaned? There are a number of reasons it’s in your best interest to have your upholstered furniture occasionally cleaned by a professional cleaning service, and it’s probably not as expensive as you think – certainly much less expensive than buying new furniture!

Prolong Furniture Life

Just as dust collects on your tables and other hard surfaces, it also embeds itself in the upholstery fibers of your sofa and chairs. And since fabrics can’t just be wiped clean like the surface of your table, the often sharp microscopic edges of dust particles do damage to fibers over time, causing your furniture to become dull looking and worn – eventually causing tearing. Regular upholstery cleaning helps remove dust particles and keep your furniture at its best so it doesn’t have to be replaced as often.

Easier Breathing

Upholstery CleaningIn addition to dust, your upholstery collects allergens, acting at times like a huge air filter. When you sit on your couch or living room chair you send these allergens back into the air to inhale. So just as you periodically clean or change your air filters and ducts, upholstery cleaning will keep the allergen levels lower in your home, so you can breathe easier.

Renewed Appearance

Cleaning your upholstery doesn’t just help your furniture last longer, it also helps keep it looking and smelling fresh and new. It’s remarkable how much more inviting a space is when the furniture looks fresh, rather than old and dull, but most people don’t realize it’s important to clean your upholstery before it starts dulling.

As mentioned above, dust can damage the fibers of your furniture, and while professional cleaning makes a world of difference, damage to fibers can’t be undone. Maintain the appearance of your upholstery before it starts looking dull, and it may never actually get dull!

Upholstery CleaningWhen you’re ready to have your upholstery cleaned, the friendly professionals at locally-owned New City Green Cleaners can be reached at (425) 437-1026 for a free, no-obligation estimate. New City has provided top-notch natural upholstery, carpet, natural stone and tile and grout cleaning services throughout south Snohomish County and the Eastside for over 25 years. Every job is 100% guaranteed, and view our special offers.

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