How to Clean Jute Rug Pet Stains

We all love our little four-legged companions. They’re a part of the family and enjoy the house as much as we do. Unfortunately, like us, they are not perfect. Sometimes accidents happen.

Urine on one of your lovely rugs might cause for anger, but don’t fret. There are ways to get pet stains out of a rug—even a jute rug!

The quicker you catch the accident, the easier it will be to remove the stain. Even if it’s set-in, though, you can still save it.

Jute rugs are a beautiful tie-in to any room. They are made from natural fibers that you find in clothes, furniture, and others. They are some of the softest around and are good for high-traffic areas, considering their high durability.

A good vacuuming is always beneficial, but it won’t bring up pet urine or vomit. If your pet does have an accident, do what you would always do: clean it quick!

Here are the items you will need:

-Plain Paper Towels (without colored design)

-White Vinegar (Heinz is fine)

-Water

-A Bowl

-Baking Soda

-Hair Dryer (Optional)

The first thing you need to do is get your paper towels and get all the moisture that you can from the rug. Remember, speed is important. The longer it sets, the harder it will be to get out. If it’s dried up, get a wet paper towel and blot it as much as you can. Rubbing vigorously is not recommended, as it could damage the fibers in the rug.

Combine the water and white vinegar into the bowl. A half-cup of each should be fine. Dip your paper towels a bit and get a portion of it wet, rubbing into the fibers where the pet stain is. Blot the area as much as you can and either dry with a hair dryer or on its own and then spread a light amount of baking soda over the spot. This is best done overnight, but it should be good in 1-2 hours. Afterward, you can vacuum up the remaining baking soda.

There are a few other tools you can use, like ammonia and detergent. Do the same thing you did with the water, but use a smaller amount. A teaspoon of ammonia or the detergent should be fine, but any of these tools will work for pet stains.

If you’re unsure or aren’t confident in getting it out, you can bring it to a professional cleaning service or hire carpet cleaners—they deal with this stuff all the time! It’ll be a bit more expensive than doing it yourself, though.

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